A beautiful week….of friendship, exploring the outdoors and being cozy in the Cottage!
Rylan leads Claire in a blind fold game. This game develops our senses and promotes new ways to explore.
Haymie and William try the blind fold game. William finds it is hard to be the ‘leader’ as he keeps trying to tell Haymie where to go by using his hands to explain.
Ella works hard pulling the wagon!
We are learning how to bushwhack through the trees. We really need to work together as a team to make sure everyone gets through the bush successfully.
Where there is water, there is fishing. Children pretend to fish in the ‘pond’.
Nathan is working on his star decoration.
Andy is deep in concentration as he figures out just the right amount of glue needed.
Valarie offers Ryan some advice.
Clayten, Ella and Joel squish together purposefully so they can play together with the animals and stacking house.
A lovely moment between Kaya and Nicole as they share a story together.
More bushwhacking. Children learn to leave space in between each other in case branches snap back.
Alex bravely climbs a tree.
Making patterns with sticks.
Owen collects sticks to help build a sculpture.
A meeting of the minds.
Heidi places a fallen branch down as a marker for how far the children can go towards the embankment.
Ethan’s mom, Cassandra, comes in to make a special treat, tangyuan, for Winter Solstice.
Ryan and Claire try to figure out the flow of the water by watching branches float.
Olina and Valarie share a laugh about their friends in the mud.
Damian says ” Emily, when I big I want to do yoga.” So, why not do a little yoga right here, right now?
Rylan looks out for Hannah and helps to pull her from the mud.
A muddy buddy working hard!
Nikolas enjoys digging with one hand gloved, the other bare.
We were so fortunate to have music teacher Chris Roskelley visit Nature School. Children sing and dance as Chris plays guitar.Chris relates all her songs to the animals on this land- wonderful connections for the children!
We care for each other!
Enjoy a warm and sparkling holiday season and see you in 2015!
‘Till the next post,