The leaves may be dying, but we noticed that the forest floor is still full of life as we peeled back bark, looked under leaves, and stomped around the water.
River brought a book about animal tracks that inspired us to do some tracking. While the thick layer of leaves on the forest floor made it difficult to find tracks, we did manage to find some deer tracks in a muddy spot in the creek.
We've been working on learning the difference between oak, maple, and beech leaf shapes.
We've been enjoying sand and funnels, painting letters, wood blocks, and targets for stomp rockets.
The kids gave a warm welcome to Jasper. We're excited to have him join forest school!