Newton School Kindergarten Forest Day - February 9, 2016
Weather Report by Benevolent Black Bear
at 9:36 am: 24° F, snowing and pretty cold
|Working together to bring the supplies into the forest classroom.|
|Question: How many kindergarteners fit in a tree?|
Answer: All of them.
|The Question: Can I dig out this tree that bent over with one end buried under snow?|
|The plan: Use tools to dig it out.|
|The Answer: Yes! The tree is free.|
New questions arise: Is it alive or dead? Will it return to standing?
|Smacking a snow covered tree with a stick.|
Reflective Red-Tailed Hawk says to Boundless Beaver: "You're just like Peter in The Snowy Day!"
Teacher thinks to self: "Yes! Connecting literature with play at forest day!"
|The plan: Chopping the wood with the shovel, breaking pieces for the fire by slamming the shovel on it. (It worked.)|
|The adults' plan: Exercising to keep warm.|
|Eating snack at the fire. Sometimes snack is delicious.... Other times we smile anyway.|
|Measuring on the 100-foot rope again.|
The question: How big are different animals?
We measured how tall a moose is, how tall a giraffe is, and how long a blue whale is.