Party Prep and Fungus Finds! (June 4-8 2018)

Monday morning we headed out to our garden with a very special plan in mind.  Our herbs and flowers have been growing like crazy with the sunshine we had been having lately and we thought we could use them for our special plan.  With the end of our Forest School Year quickly approaching, we had been planning a party to …

Creatures & Colours Among Us! (May 28 & 30 2018)

Monday morning we stepped out into the hot, humid sunshine, filled with excitement for visiting our favourite place in the woods.  We wondered what we might see and hear with all of the spring changes we have been noticing. In the field beside the forest we were greeted by a beautiful bunny!  We didn’t notice it at first but we …

Gardens & Hot, Sunny Sunshine (May 21-25/18)

Wednesday morning we headed out to our gardens to do a little work.  With Arlene coming back to see us next week, we thought we would surprise her by opening up our remaining garden beds together.  We learned that this meant removing all of the straw from the beds and then pulling any weeds that had grown. We excitedly put …

Warm Sunshine & Murky Water (May 14-18 2018)

Monday morning brought warmth and sunshine to the forest for us to enjoy.   We could hear all kinds of birds above us and,on the ground, there was a lot to notice as well.  We shared a story about different kinds of bugs before snack when we also discussed our walkathon for Sick Kids Hospital which would be held the following …

BIG Changes at Forest School (May 7-11, 2018)

Monday morning we returned to the forest to find something very obviously different right in the middle of our site!  It was impossible not to see or be extremely curious about what looked like a fallen tree right in the middle of our space.  Mother Nature had sent unusually high winds through the area the day before, which caused all …

Spring has Sprung! (April 30-May 4/18)

We were really excited to make our way to the woods Monday morning as it was finally time to thank our forest for letting us play there by helping to clean up the garbage that had accumulated there over the winter.  We were a week behind due to the snow fall we had so close to Earth Day but we …

Using our Senses & Finding Spring (April 23-27 2018)

Spring finally found us Monday morning!  The sun was out and there wasn’t a cloud in the sky.  There was a chill in the air to start the day so we wore our rainsuits over our jackets and decided to hit the trails in the forest area across the road.  We hadn’t visited this area since the fall and we …

Tracking pt 2 with The Earth is Hiring

Lisa Levez (guest blogger) April Showers bring May flowers!  We were showered today with the rain that our flowers need to spring awake and grow!  The moment Discovery’s forest kindergartners stepped outside we could hear the non-stop song of a male cardinal. Today’s Wild Wednesday session theme was ‘Creating Animal Stories from tracks and signs left behind’.  Friends met in …

Winter Hangs on in Forest School (April 16-20 2018)

A winter storm blew through over the weekend and into Monday bringing with it snow, freezing rain, ice and wind.  The weather made getting anywhere next to impossible which meant we had to miss our morning in the forest. By the time Wednesday rolled around, our whole region resembled January as opposed to the middle of April!  Being used to …

Wintery, Muddy, Forest School Magic! (April 9-13 2018)

Monday morning was a perfect morning to go to the forest.  There was a chill in the air but we didn’t mind one single bit.  We bundled up and made our way to the forest, excited to show Lindsay, who joined us for the morning, our favourite place in the woods. The forest was quiet and there weren’t a lot …