We have been working so hard to add details to our pictures. Here are a few journal entries of what we were hoping to see or do in the forest. Some of us tried to write the words ourselves by stretching out the word to hear individual sounds.
We have learned the letters/sounds of lowercase a, b, c, d, f, g, i, m, n, o, s, t, and u.
Here we are at sit spots. Almost all of us remembered exactly where our sit spots were. We played by ourselves for a while and then we looked around for something that we noticed in nature.
During play time we were all doing different things. Some of us were running around and playing. Some of us were collecting sticks for Mr. Sadowski's fire.
We also found ticks in the forest today! Each of us got to see what they look like and then we put them in the fire. They look like little spiders but they are flat. (Please make sure to check your child for ticks each Friday after the forest!)
For snack we had some carrot soup. It was very hot so we had to blow on it and take our time eating it. We got to have goldfish and croutons in it. Some of us ate our whole bowl of soup (all of the adults did!).
In our learning station we learned how to pick up bugs and other creepy crawlies carefully. We counted how many we had first by grouping them by 10's. We had thirty bugs to find in the leaves! When we found them we carefully helped them onto our hands and then made our hands into a little bowl. We did not squeeze them or drop them.
At the end of the day we wrote in our journals again to tell about our day. Some of us wrote about playtime, lunch, and what we saw while we were in the forest.
It was one of the most beautiful days that we have been in the forest with blue skies and colorful leaves all around us.