"I hope to shoot a catapult." -Brave Black Bear
"I hope to help Mr. Sadowski bake egg rolls." -Magnificent Moose
"I hope to write in the forest."
We worked hard to think of what we wanted to do or see in the forest. Some of us start by drawing a picture while others start with a sentence. We stretch the words out like a rubber band and listen for the sounds that we hear. Sometimes we get to write sight words which are in our "Word Garden", like 'a', 'I', and 'the' which some of us used in our journal entries that are shown above.
Even though we were away from the forest for several weeks, we were all able to remember where our sit spots were! We had several minutes of alone time in our spots before we headed back to the benches by the fire to share what we noticed. We noticed the trees swaying in the wind, different branches of varying shapes, and how the snow felt.
During play time some of us were finding the perfect spot to slide. Others played family in the log cabin. Being in the forest helps us use our imaginations since we don't have actual toys out there. We have to pretend and create!
We are amazed by how much snow is still out in the forest! It was a bit windy today but we were sheltered from the trees.