Newton School Forest Kindergarten - October 22, 2015
|The class was happy, warm, and dry in new bib rain pants!|
We purchased this and other gear for Forest Kindergarten
thanks to a grant from The Byrne Foundation.
There was some good work done on and in the forest classroom this week. The fire pit is almost ready. The children moved dirt away. They worked in pairs to haul large rocks to fill in around the fire pit. Many enjoyed their sit spots this week. Some have begun decorating their sit spots, noticing changes week to week, and inviting classmates over to see special things about their sit spots. This week they heard the book Ox-Cart Man and a story told aloud about Coyote’s Peace Song. They also reviewed adding, brainstormed words with b and f, and enjoyed recess and snack in the forest.
|One child re-leafed a small tree at her sit spot.|
|The children visited each other's sit spots and tried them out.|
|This sit spot got lots of work and admiration.|
|It was a good day for hauling rocks with friends.|
|Look at that teamwork!|
|The fire pit got a layer of sand and some large rocks.|
|In between all the work, it was time to play under the trees...|
|on the trees...|
|and in the trees.|
|How did that get stuck there?|
|Those hands worked and played hard today!|