I am in awe of these children! Weather wise, it was our toughest week. The rain pelted down upon us as walked, ran, skipped, jumped (through and IN the puddles), played games, ate snack, learned about the animals on the land and pretended all sorts of imaginary scenarios. And yet, these children barely complained or commented on the fact that we were all dripping wet! I heard conversation and laughter and questions and answers. They are strong, resilient and hearty; hurray for our Nature School kids! Of course, in looking through the photos this week, most are indoor shots as my camera is not waterproof.
We were in the right place at the right time! As we walked back from the beaver dam, we were most graciously offered empty sea urchin shells from Mr Ian Lai and the culinary students from Northwest Culinary Academy. Of course, who would decline such a gift? So off we toddled with the tray in our hands. Despite the fact that I knew what they were, I wanted the children to have a chance to explore their ideas about this most unusual looking creature before telling them what it was. Conversations amongst ourselves were interesting so we brought them back to the class. Below are some of their thoughts and a couple of sketches of the “puffer fish’.
The Owls trek all the way to beaver dam on a very rainy afternoon!
‘Till the next post,