Fire Keepers | Weeks 26 + 27 | Rainy Day Fire Fun, Plant ID & Fritters!

Fire Keepers | Weeks 26 + 27 | Rainy Day Fire Fun, Plant ID & Fritters!

Wow, can you believe that we’ve only got 7 weeks of forest school left?!  The Fire Keepers have been real busy this Spring. . .

Week 26 brought us what seemed like the rainiest, wettest Wednesday of the entire school year!  So Pat and I decided to take that opportunity to give the Fire Keepers a rainy-day fire challenge!  And challenging it was!  We split the Fire Keepers up into two groups, and each worked on getting their own group fire going.  They had to collect their own materials and build a structure in their own grill.   When they were ready, each group selected a member to light the match and see if their structure was a success.  . .

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Fox Walkers | Weeks 26 + 27 | The Plants are Popping Up

Fox Walkers | Weeks 26 + 27 | The Plants are Popping Up

My oh my, the rapid green growth of Spring is fully upon us!  It is truly a joyous time to be outside connecting with nature and it feels as though every time you blink, there are more leaves, blossoms and entire plants popping up!   Likewise it is one of my favorite times to run program.  The kids have been with us all year and really know the rhythm of the day.  They trust each other more and the imaginative play runs deep. 

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Fox Walkers | Weeks 20 + 21 | Mama Maple, the Samara Fairies & the Blue Bear

Fox Walkers | Weeks 20 + 21 | Mama Maple, the Samara Fairies & the Blue Bear

The Fox Walkers have been soaking up the crisp sunshine (and a little bit of freezing rain!) over the past couple of weeks, and they’ve been having lots of fun while doing so!

We concluded our Tree ID learning block with a story that Pat and I made up about Mama Maple and the Samara fairies. . .

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