In our second week of Forest Dreamers, students explored one of their favorite destinations, the Native American site! Our morning started with a drawing exercise of bark rubbings and drawing your favorite ecosystem. After singing our morning song and creating our trail snacks, the forest dreamers started hiking towards our final destination. Along the way… Read more »
Good Morning to all the dreamers and their families! In week 12 of class we dove into the mystery of animal tracks! Our morning activity included drawing tracks, guessing which tracks belong to which animals and using track stamps! We discussed clues that can be used to distinguish each animals footprint and cadence. To warm… Read more »
Week 6 Today was the day of our campfire party where we celebrated around a large campfire with campfire snacks like hot dogs, s’mores and roasted apples. It was a great opportunity to mingle with the other homeschool group and also mark the half way point for homeschool. Can’t believe it’s already half over! We… Read more »
Today was the first day of spring! There was also still some snow on the ground from the snow storm that hit our area last week. Because of the snow and muddy ground, it was a perfect day for looking for animal tracks, which we started right after our afternoon check-in circle and our plant… Read more »
Although we normally start with a check in circle, it is more important to read the energy of the group to decide what to do. Thusly, we decided not to have one. It was a great way to bring up the concept of ruts both in the human world and the deer world. A rut… Read more »
Children tromped in the snow and examined winter animal clues (we even found a raccoon taill…) We built forts with old Christmas trees, too. We are loving the all this snow! .
This Week’s Adventures: We were really making tracks learning all about the shapes of different animals’ feet. Favorite Activities: We loved stamping animal tracks on artwork and narrating stories about these animals. We examined deer hides, antlers, and feet. We searched for (and created our own!) animal tracks on the trail and in our natural… Read more »
This Week’s Adventures: We learned that animals and people can leave behind clues as they move about. We were “nature detectives” and discovered many of these clues. Favorite Activities: We learned that “C” is for clue, caterpillar, and other words, too. We used our imaginations during a special sensory story at circle time and did… Read more »