Thursday, March 23, 2017

Oh, Snow!

Since the last post and days off, the snow became so deep that we needed to stay near our doors-it was difficult slogging through! We were able to stay out for a long time, exploring the wintry landscape, trying to build, throw, lie in, roll in, and jump in the snow! I;m always struck by the immersive experience that snow is to children-and happily so. "Snow" becomes  the "mud" of  muddy boots play!

Until Next Time,

Saturday, March 4, 2017

New News: No Snow!

As we head out to the woods, there is a "stage" set up that we like to pause at to slide down the "fire pole" (convenient tree) and then down into the woods we go!

 Lengths of fallen trees are invitations to balance, jump, line up and sit, and play.

 "Can we walk in the puddle?"

Friday was MUCH colder, so we wore snow pants and didn't stay out for too long. 

A group of girls found this bouncy little bent tree and spent the afternoon figuring out how to get a good bouncy ride, taking turns and problem solving. The final solution was one girl on the tree, and one or two making the tree bounce until the girl fell off onto the soft leaf ground. 

"I'm making a fire"

hide and seek! (counting in Spanish)

Until Next Time,