What bird is best?

Hi Friends, This week at Forest School was dedicated to continuing our education about our feathred little friends, Birds! With our in-class lessons and hands on games, we packed our day full of physical activity. This morning we put our students to the test, and worked together to start a fire without a match! Thanks…

Take chances, make mistakes, get messy

Hi Everyone! This week at Forest School we looked at our Eco System, and tied in some fun games along the way! It also brought opportunities for new discoveries, and an activity we haven’t done since last September, frog hunting! After our morning routines, our day started with an intense football game to get our…

10,000 steps and more!

Hi Friends! Today our kids were all prepared for rain clouds, and maybe even some thunder and lightning, but the Thunderbird (mythical bird who controls the weather) must have been sleeping because we got the complete opposite! Sun, light, wind and maybe a couple rain drops..Feww! So we headed off property and explored more of…

What is your favourite animal?

Hello families! This week Forest School brought us another day packed full of learning, exploration and discovery. When our students arrived this morning, we were shocked to discover the difference in the landscape on our property from last week. It was amazing to see how high the Beaver River rose, but with the river taking…

Welcome back!

Hi Folks! Fresh spring air, and a brand new semester welcomed back all of our fellow Forest School students today, as well as a few new faces! This week at school we dove right back into our regular routines (smudge, check ins) and were all super excited with reconnecting with everyone. Our morning was all…

Here for a good time, not a long time..

Hi Friends! Our first semester of Forest School ended just the way it started, AMAZING. Our jam packed day consisted of our students using the skills, and knowledge they have obtained here at Forest School. “The Amazing Winter Race” started with us using a map to navigate ourselves to 7 different checkpoints, which consisted of…

All about that food!

Hi Friends! With winter finally here we decided to stay close to home and focus our day on fire, shelter and cooking! The windy weather did not slow our students down..I think it gave them more energy! It was also great to see the kids imagination play unfold with each other, from turning the sleds…

Footprints come in all shapes and sizes

Hi Friends! This week we headed out to Loree Forest with our Collingwood Forest school crew. This popular hiking spot connects onto the Bruce Trail, which is 840km long! Our goal was to hunt down some great animal tracks, and decipher what we found. Loree forest is tucked away within the beautiful Niagara Escarpment, which…

Our big builders, in little bodies

Hi Friends! The rain didn’t have us singing the blues today!  Our busy little beavers were focused on tools, projects and problem solving.  We were lucky to have one last week with warmer temperatures which gave us a lot of flexibility in our active play. It’s been really incredible watching the growth and development in…

We strive to survive

Hi Friends! We had another fun-filled Wednesday at Forest School! Our students spent a large portion of their day braving the cold, and gaining the skills to survive  the outdoors. With the colder weather arriving, we focused on shelter building and  becoming more confident with our fire skills. There was so much creative thinking, problem…