It's been an exciting couple of weeks at Fire Keepers Homeschool Enrichment Program, as the students have been deeply engaged and enthusiastic about so many activities! They've been tending fires, making char cloth, whittling musical scrapers, playing epic games (such as Watch Tower, Bear Salmon Mosquito, and Blindfold Ninja), examining mushrooms and salamanders, competing in leaf-catching contests, playing Leaf Monster, bonding with one another, and having magical adventures!Read More
We've been sinking into more core routines of nature connection over the past couple of weeks at Fox Walkers, including fox walking and sit spot. We've also been setting up the learning culture by establishing our nature names! If you're unfamiliar with these practices, here's a little bit about what they're all about:
Fox Walking is a sneaky way of moving through the forest, which allows us humans to become "invisible" and undetected by wild creatures so that we don't scare them off!
Sit Spot is the practice of finding a place in nature to visit regularly and to observe, using our Owl Eyes and Deer Ears. Amazing things can happen when you sit quietly at your sit spot and pay attention to what's going on around you. I've had many magical encounters with creatures such as deer, owls, squirrels, and hawks at my spot!
Nature Names offer another potent opportunity for connection between ourselves and the animals and plants of our local ecosystem.Read More
The Fire Keepers have jumped right into a new school year and it is off to a fabulous start! In these Story of the Day transmissions, we will try and give you a little window into what we have been up to on our long days in the Forest!Read More