Our Not so Spring Like Return to the Forest (April 4 2018)

We returned to the forest after a couple weeks away (due forestry work being done in the forest) to discover some unusual changes. Some changes were weather related while others were directly related to the reason for time away from the woods. Our Wednesday began in a not so spring-like fashion with the beginning of a winter storm upon us. …

Pre-Spring Excitement! (March 5-9 2018)

Monday morning was chilly but sunny with a little bit of a breeze.  We were bundled up and quickly became warm as we made our way to the forest.  It felt a little like spring to us and we were really happy with that. We noticed a lot of sounds up in the trees and we took some time at …

Muddy Explorations & Animal Evidence (Feb 26-March 2)

We started our week with lots of sunshine and a brisk north wind but we had a special trip to make before we went.  We decided to deliver Valentines from our Valentine’s Day celebration to our good friend who has been away for a while.  This took us on a little walk through our neighbourhood which built up the excitement …

Bon Fires and Feathered Friends (Feb 12-16, 2018)

Monday morning we struggled  our way through the falling snow and heaps of fresh snow to get to our favourite place in the woods.  The walk was tiring but well worth the work. As we approached the trail entrance we were delighted to hear all kinds of bird sounds in the tree branches above us.  We stopped to listen and …

Chilly February Fun! (Feb 5-9, 2018)

We woke to fresh snow and a rather chilly start Monday morning but we were determined to get out and enjoy the wintery weather, if only for a while.  The snow made for slow moving along our walk but we had sleds and crazy carpets in tow and that was all the motivation we needed to keep pushing forward.  We …

New Year, New Friends, New Explorations! (Jan 29-Feb 2/18)

With a new year came some new friends to our Forest School program and we were so excited to introduce them to the forest and all of the things there that we like to explore.  More exciting was the squirrel who made his way down a tree to greet us as we entered our meeting area. We began the morning …

Wintery Wonders at Forest School

Monday morning we all woke to more snow!  The fluffy white flakes over much of the weekend and the temperature was perfect for enjoy it all!  We brought crazy carpets and sleds along with us but thought we would take a walk through our forest first to see if we could spot any signs of animals.  The snow offered plenty …

Delightful December Days in Forest School (Dec 4-8 2017)

We started our first full week of December in the woods still snowless!  We can’t believe that winter is almost here and the ground is completely bare! We bundled up against the chill in the air and excitedly made our way to the forest where we couldn’t wait to get busy!  M checked on the “batmobile” which was still standing …

Endlessly Evolving Forest School Projects (Nov 27-Dec 1/17)

Monday morning the air was brisk!  We bundled up and made our way to the forest where we were surprised and delighted to see everything was just as we had left it.  Sometimes we have some fixing up to do after the weekend, but not this time! This meant that we could pick up where we left off and, for …