Snow, Sledding and Forest Fun! (Nov 20-24/17)

Monday morning we all woke to a fresh blanket of snow!  As you might guess, such a thing is cause for extreme amounts of excitement for our forest school friends!  We threw on on our snow suits and got on on our way but we noticed that we didn’t have the wagon. Instead, Chelsa was carrying something else, something that …

Changing Seasons in Forest School (Oct 30-Nov 3, 2017)

Monday morning we bundled up against a very brisk and very chilly wind.  There were warnings of high wind gusts so we decided to go for a walk about and keep an eye on the wind.  We were worried that strong winds could be dangerous if we were in the woods. Immediately upon entering the trail, we noticed that the …

Fall Forest Changes (Oct 23-27, 2017)

Monday morning had us all overflowing with excitement as it was finally time to head back to the forest after two whole weeks away!  We were eager to talk about the forest and what we thought we might see over snack time together. One of our friends said “I bet there will be a lot of colours”.  Lisa asked them …

Learning About Backyard Birds with The Earth is Hiring

Lisa Levez (guest blogger) Who migrates south each fall travelling more than 1000 km in one day?  Today, it was Discovery’s Forest Kindergartner Geese! We saw two flocks of geese flying sort of V-like and practised similar V-like migrations between the classroom and the Discovery Nature Classroom during our Backyard Birds morning. Still out on warm fall days, our seasonal …

Moving Forward Into Fall (Sept 25-29, 2017)

After a weekend of record breaking heat, our first morning of forest school for the month of Autumn was no different.  With a heat warning for the day and harvesting to do in our gardens, we made our way out into the garden to meet with Melissa and Jaz from Bufco who were waiting for us.  They showed us all …

Forest School Farwell to Summer! Sept 18-22 2017

We started our second week at forest school and the last official week of summer with sticky, humid weather.   We decided to eat our snack before heading to the forest in hopes it would help us to avoid at least a few mosquito bites.  After reading “The Family Book” by Todd Parr, we were anxious to to share our plans …

Learning How to Explore Safely (Sept 11-15 2017)

A new year of Forest School is finally upon us and the children couldn’t have been more excited about this (teachers too!)  We have been talking about our forest and about going there to learn and the day had finally come. We talked a little bit about being safe while walking to the woods and then we were off!  The …