Saturday, March 31, 2012

A Chill in the Air......

Heading Out!

we found some green!

here's some more green!

shadows and sun

what is happening with this tree?

tree hug!

walking along

this spot is the challenge spot!

holes in the tree! and acorns!

looking closely

even more closely

an impromptu concert!

second verse:o)

We headed out for a walk and a few stops in the forest today. The children were fast movers, and we covered a lot of ground, happily. There were signs of spring and leftovers from winter (nuts that had been eaten) which we looked at closely. But mostly it was an afternoon of free and active play and wonderful fresh air.
Until Next Time,

Saturday, March 24, 2012


some things we might need

a close look

an even closer look!
 We brought some useful things out in the woods today, which were all about looking. Egg cartons for collecting and looking, binoculars and magnifying glasses for looking afar and looking up close, a bird book for looking for birds, and chalk to add some of our own decorations. The children got right into the looking, and we think we've found a new favorite spot, complete with bridges to get to it.

Until Next Time,
look what I found!

looking afar

the beginnings of a collection


looking very closely at a tree seed

all kinds of looking going on

up and down

trying a climb

becoming a strong climber!

just climbing

look closely

looking afar

how did you do that?

ready for anything!

we found a place to sit together

this looks like a meeting

checking something out

just having a talk

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Wind, Science, and Rocks

not sure why the scientists are so solemn. Except for one!
 This is our science, making a rain gauge, and a wind gauge...we found the ideas in a science experiment book, and gave it a try. The children tried their hand at lining up the tape. On it's way to the "weather station", the rain gauge got a try in the sink, and was filled with water, filled a bit with soap, then rocks, and finally was emptied and placed on the ground. The wind gauge lost it's arrow a few times, but finally we set the gauges in rocks. We'll check on them later! It was a muddy, moody walk at first, but when we came in there were definitely more smiles.
Until Next Time,

heading out!

the wind gauge moved a bit, and the children tried moving with the arrow

weather watching

should we cross here?

should we cross here?

should we cross here? or just toss some stuff in there?


for standing

and standing

and standing

and standing

we are very good at crossing bridges

one at a time, keep moving

take care of your friend

jump and run!

let's try this swing today

take a picture of me with one foot up!

take my picture sitting up here!