Saturday, October 28, 2017

Sunshine and Sticks and Slowing Down

 What a beautiful day! We found sticks to hold, sunshine and shadows, and had to slow down because the roots hiding under the leaves tripped us up!

One of our traditions for muddy boots club is to chant "going on a bear hunt". The children like coming up with obstacles so well that our chant has evolved to the teacher saying "uh oh...." and a child then taking a turn and inventing such obstacles as "giant brooms trying to sweep us up"- and then when asked "what shall we do?" the child has an escape planned: "fly away" and we flap our arms. A few children were seated and making up their own bear hunt game.....

Until Next Time,

Friday, October 20, 2017

Autumn in the Forest!

We are able to spend extended periods of time in the woods, especially with this beautiful weather! Enjoy. 

 Until Next Time,


Saturday, October 14, 2017

Fall Happenings

We head out to the woods in this beautiful weather. Even though it's early in the year, the children have found spots that are favorites in the woods! Each time we stop they find go back to play that they began before. This week we stopped at a particularly bouncy long log, and the children commenced to lining up to happily "bounce" each other. The children made their own rules and made sure that each had a sufficient turn.

We found colors, crunchy leaves, and sticks that were just right for our imaginations.

the negotiations are beginning....

and now there's a line

each child gets a turn until they are "done"

this sight made us laugh-one child with a hood and one child with a self-made hood.

We headed out on a Tuesday too

Until Next Time,

Friday, October 6, 2017

Fall in the Forest

Fall is here! From the crunching of the leaves, the falling leaves, the cooler temperatures, and the colors of everything we are learning about the changing of the season by being outside!
 We have two muddy boots sessions a week, on Tuesday and Friday afternoons. For picture sharing, I'll combine the days for one blog post!

The children are already comfortable and very active on our walks as well as when we stop and explore.

 There are logs that are long enough for a line of children. And that is what tends to happen....the children line up.

 Until Next Time,