Friday, May 25, 2012

Off We Go!

blue skies.....

here we go!

moss and slugs

looking closely

a slug sitting on a stick

a slug sitting on a rock

look at this moss!

these two were measuring the space in between these trees to see if they would both fit


we noticed the way the stump "sparkled" in the sun

rocks in a circle

watching the water

look closely!

sending sticks and leaves down the stream

watching the traveling leaves

just some stones to wrap in paper

time spent in the outdoor classroom

making whistles out of grass

Here's a  story told in pictures, time outside with our friends....we stayed near the outdoor classroom, explored near the brook and sent sticks and leaves down the stream.....picked up and looked at slugs and put them down again....colored with crayons....and tried to whistle with grass pieces!

Until Next Time,

Friday, May 18, 2012

A Beautiful Day for Looking and Listening

We headed to the woods on this beautiful day and saw and heard so many things. We saw butterflies, bugs, colorful flowers, and all sorts of green. We heard bird songs, the breeze, and the brook running along. The children found worms and slugs and held them for a little while until finding them a new and safe "home." The pictures reflect, I hope, the peaceful and settling effect of a space of time in the welcoming woods. When we say "listen!" the children readily stop and listen, especially to birdsong. When we find something to look at, they pause and look. We are careful not to pick anything, except for acorns, sticks, and rocks, and maybe a tiny worm, if only for a little while. My favorite time is when a child asks, along our walk...."can this be a stopping place?"

Until Next Time,
off we go!

my thumb fits!


a familiar tree

looking closely together

everything's rosy!

showing off a flower.


a close look off a bridge

this is a "hand climb tree" according to these two!

climbing up by "hand"

I can't see you!!

a tiger!

a place to pause



A sheltered spot

looking for worms.

Monday, May 14, 2012

Pictures from the day.....a guest blog!!

I'll let the pictures speak for themselves, a wonderful afternoon out in the woods with the Muddy Boots Club!
Until Next Time,