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April 4, 2018

 There was so much to explore in the swamp on this warm, overcast day! We made boats, saw baby snapping turtles, explored the swamp and went "fishing". It was a great day! 

 Its good to have help when exploring what you are capable of! 

 Meet "Inchy"! She...

March 14, 2018

 We had a small group today, and we had a great time enjoying the chilly weather! We started the day off with a warm fire and a new book - Shantey's Quest  by Thomas Elpel. This beautifully illustrated book is an excellent introduction to plant identification...

March 8, 2018

What are these things on the pine branches? The recent wind storm and rainy weather knocked down many of them off of the branches, and one of our Tadpoles was fascinated by then finding them attached to the branch! We had a great conversation pursuing different guesses...

March 1, 2018

 Even though the weather was brisk and damp, we managed to stay warm exploring, wandering and climbing.

 Some of the plants and animals also seemed confused! We found April-Blooming plants with buds on them and our second salamander in two days. 

We starte...

February 22, 2018

It was so nice to have some friends join us today! The Tadpoles were feeling a little mischievous, so instead of waiting for the teens to arrive, they wanted to leave a trail of magic beans to lead them into the forest! Then they hid until the teens and their parents g...

February 14, 2018

It was so warm today that we didn't even need a fire! We did get to revisit some old projects and play some new games! 

Last semester we spent almost a whole day collecting acorns. Today we started the large task of shelling the acorns. After we shell them, Ms. Kathryn...

February 7, 2018

 Our teens (Bobcats) and our preschoolers (Tadpoles) have so many things in common, we are trying something new and combining programs! We had a wonderful first day with lots of laughs, focused work and silly play. Everyone in both of these groups are very much into cr...

February 1, 2018

Wednesday was a bit cold, so we started the day with a fire. Malena wanted to try to make a friction fire, so we attempted to use the bow drill to get a fire going. The bow drill was tighter than last time, so it was hard to do with cold fingers. Mrs. Kathryn used a ma...

January 25, 2018

Malena and Ember enjoyed spending time with each other again, there was a lot of giggling, role playing and tag. Ember helped Malena and I search for our fairy house that we created last week. We didn't find it, but we built a new one.

Malena and Ember pretend...

January 18, 2018

Welcome back Tadpoles! We would also like to say "Welcome" to Ms. Sierra who will be joining Ms. Kathryn on Wednesdays. We had so much fun on our first day! Malena helped Ms. Kathryn and Mrs. Brinkely get the fire started and sustained so we could warm up for opening c...

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