We are beginning our 2nd year using a Forest School model in our K-2 classroom! What is Forest School? Every Forest School or Forest Kindergarten will look slightly different, but they all have some things in common. Forest School means children spend significant and repeated amounts of time in a natural setting engaging in activeContinue reading “Welcome to a new school year!”
Welcome to our new and improved classroom–the forest! This year (2017-2018) we are spending part of every day in the woods–rain or shine! Ever heard of Forest Kindergarten? I am now a certified Master Forest Kindergarten Teacher, thanks to some wonderful courses offered through Southern Adventist University. I received my training under Dr. Jean LominoContinue reading “We’ve Gone Forest!”
Here are a few photos from outdoor play this year. We have a nice variety of outdoor play areas, from pine woods to privet thicket, to creek to forest paths.
This was Fractions Week, and this kind of thing is why we love math! Fractions are an “extra” around here, at least in our primary classroom. The curriculum doesn’t do much with them, but we don’t want to miss out! Early in the year we begin taking “attendance” on the board. How many students are inContinue reading “Fractions Week”
Science, technology, reading, engineering, art, and math. Is it possible to cluster all those around one project? Yes! Here is one project we visited last Friday. We read the book 21 Elephants and Still Standing by April Jones Prince. It is a true story about the building of the Brooklyn Bridge and how P.T. Barnum marched his elephantsContinue reading “STEM, STREAM and other fun projects”