Monday's class made a paper mache volcano. Then we explored the bamboo forest, visited the two headed dragon, and tried to catch some crawfish. Wednesday we painted our volcano rainbow, mixed up magic potions, played music, read books under the parachute, and practiced with the bow and arrow. We're excited to erupt our volcano this coming week!
The Tuesday and Thursday classes were wanting to go on some adventures this week. We went deeper into the forest where we saw lots of mushrooms and Beech tree branches covered in wooly aphids (or as we like to call them, "fairy bugs"). Both days we hiked up big, steep, hills into Hoosier National Forest, climbing over fallen trees and following deer trails. We went to our favorite rock climbing wall. We also learned a new way to make friendship bracelets by hanging the thre
TUESDAY We started off the day with a fire and stick carving so we could roast snacks from our lunches. Then we went on a mushroom hunt and found chanterelles, puffballs, and lots of other varieties.. This group has been working on a play about Bigfoot. They each have a character and they made charcoal and sandstone body paint for their rehearsal. We've also started compiling our rules list. All the ideas come from the kids: WEDNESDAY Wednesday's class visited one of our f
One cool project that was carried on throughout the week was "Fish Island," an island in the creek with stone structures, surrounded by streams that the kids dug out by hand. It changed each day as new hands, and rain came to shape the landscape. We really enjoyed using the blue slide in the creek! We turned it into a ramp for sliding rocks and waterfalls, and a canoe. Puddle stomping, ferro rod striking, story stone storytelling, mud kitchen mixing, spicebush gathering, po