Fire Keepers | Weeks 4 & 5 | Nettle, Knotweed and Nary a Cloud in the Sky

Fire Keepers | Weeks 4 & 5 | Nettle, Knotweed and Nary a Cloud in the Sky

The sun has been an everyday presence around here for the last few weeks and it sure makes it hard to spend anytime inside on the computer.  We have been taking full advantage of this at Fire Keepers and really had some fun, exciting weeks out on the land. On our adventures, we harvested Stinging Nettle for cordage, discovered a magical world of 10 foot tall invasive Japanese Knotweed, ID’d mushrooms, snuggled salamanders and invented an obstacle course out of huge fallen trees!

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Fire Keepers | Weeks 2 & 3 | Fire Challenge & Instrument-making!

Fire Keepers | Weeks 2 & 3 | Fire Challenge & Instrument-making!

The past two weeks of Fire Keepers have been jam-packed with games, projects and adventures. Here’s a little bit about what we’ve been up to:

Week 2

We started off our morning together with a few rounds of Ninja Noodle in the meadow.  We love this game because it offers a fun opportunity for students to practice two very important core awareness routines:  Fox Walking and Deer Ears.  . .

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Fire Keepers | Week 01 | A New Year of Adventure Awaits

Fire Keepers | Week 01 | A New Year of Adventure Awaits

This past week we started the school year with the Fire Keepers Homeschool Enrichment Program off right! Even amongst the returning fall rains, we managed to find blue skies and sunshine out in the wilds of Whatcom Falls.   We have a few returning Fire Keepers from last year and some new friends. There is also a small pack of boys who moved up from our Fox Walker Forest Kindergarten Program so they can step up to the extra challenge of a longer days and increased expectations of maturity that come with Fire Keepers. What an amazing group! We have a wide range of ages and experience and I truly believe that every single one of these kids has a lot to offer the community!  A whole new year of adventures awaits!

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