Friday, January 24, 2014

Frozen In

We were frozen in today, it's just too cold to be outside with little ones! We had fun playing in the classrooms, running in the gym, and sharing a yummy snack of popcorn and hot chocolate!

We hope to get out again soon! 

Until Next Time,

Friday, January 17, 2014

A Slightly Snowy Afternoon

 We didn't waste any time getting out today to enjoy the snow that was left in the shadows...
making a new friend

finding tracks in the snow

brushing off the snow

deciding what to play


sitting on snowy rocks

throwing snowballs into the now-melted stream

they float!

making sure to stay back just enough

more snow throwing

posing for a picture

this one too!

 working at climbing trees!

a practiced climber

a proud climber

the clouds are moving!

and, moving right along.    
We are impressed at the ease and comfort that the children have in the woods now. We have a favorite spot with many child-sized spaces and large clearings and a stream running through it. As soon as we arrive, the children start running, climbing, looking, and playing. We stay near,  keeping everyone in sight, but it is a time for free, unstructured play outdoors. When we start to hear "when are we going back?" and "when is snack?" we know it's time to walk back to school.
Until Next Time,

Friday, January 10, 2014

A Great Snowy Day!

We got outside today to play in the snow. We found the tracks of many animals (lots of squirrels), threw snowballs at the trees and the stream, and just experienced the mild weather and wonderful snow. Somehow, there was a lot of solitary snow sitting. Enjoy!