Forest Monday September 15, 2014

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Today we went into the forest again.

 

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The first thing we did once we got outside was to go to our sit spots.  The teachers took pictures of kids who were sitting really nicely.  A sit spot is a place where you be quiet and by yourself.  You can notice things, you can feel with your hands or peel bark, you can make music with sticks, you can listen to birds.

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In this picture we are eating.  We are eating snack.  It was good.  We ate muffins, banana muffins!  They were really good muffins.  Mrs. McPherson made them.

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After snack it was time for some work.  We were finding shapes in the forest.  We collected them in a basket and brought them to the circle.  Some shapes we made out of sticks or grass or leaves and we had to show the teachers how to make the shape with those materials.

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We were making  books.  A special kind of book called a journal.  We will use these journals outside.

 

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Some kids used their journals right away.  This student is drawing all of the things that are in his pretend house.  He also drew split rock.  Another student drew a picture of his friend.

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Today we found a salamander!  It was the one that we saw in the book – Naturally Curious. The author of this book lives right here in Vermont.  An author is the person who writes the words in the book.

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We came inside a little early today because when we tried to build our wall for privacy around the toilet, our sticks were too short and it took us longer than we thought.

In the classroom, we looked at some of the stuff that people collected.  This fern was the same height as the triangle and the same shape.

It was a chilly day in the forest today.  The temperature this morning was 43 degrees.  In the afternoon, it was 52.   Next time we want to remember to wear long pants.  Some people even plan to bring a hat!

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