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Frog Eggs

This week we put some frog eggs we found in a puddle into an aquarium. The kids have been checking them frequently throughout class. We played a new Animal Game in which every one gets a card with an image of an animal that lives in the area such as a snake, rabbit, owl, or bee. There are two of each animal. Everyone pretends to be their animal and looks for their match. It was a big hit! We spent a lot of our time in the creeks with the warmer weather. We hunted for geodes, threw rocks in to make splashes, and found some mud to sink into. Back at the adventure playground we broke open geodes with hammers, played in the tree house, and some kids started building their own "playhouse." T

First Week of Spring

Spring is here! We really enjoyed the sunshine and warmer temperatures. The large culverts were a big hit this week. The kids discovered that one of them was big enough for them to get inside. This inspired many of them to roll each other down the hill. We also raced our toy cars and balls down the ramps. We followed the little creek all the way to it's beginning. We talked about how a creek is formed and where all the water is going. On our way, we discovered many mushrooms, blue shale, moss covered logs, deep pools, and waterfalls. The kids were also interested in how pools form when the creek gets dammed by debris and they worked on making their own dam. Up at the Crocodile Tree we

What's Missing?

We had so much fun this past week! We played a game called 'What's Missing?" Chris set out a board with different natural objects such as a bone, moss, rock, stick, geode, etc. and when the children closed their eyes he would remove an object. When they opened their eyes they figure out which one is missing. Everyone took turns hiding the object and adding more to the board. We also tapped a Maple tree to collect sap for syrup, which we plan to eat with pancakes next week! The kids helped drill the holes. The little creek basin has been a favorite place to play lately. We've been having creek picnics, sinking in the "quicksand", and throwing big rocks in the deepest part. There is alwa

 

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