"I hope to play with my friends." - Magnificent Moose
"I hope to see a fox." - Energetic Eastern Newt
We are still working on stretching out words to hear individual sounds. Since we have been in literacy groups we have all been working on similar skills such as letter formation and recognizing the sounds that each letter makes. In some of our groups we have learned all lowercase letters.
When we went outside we noticed snow. We are learning about the weather and how it varies from season to season. We learned that some animals need to prepare for the colder weather by gathering food! So we pretended we were squirrels and gathered a collection of acorns before they all get covered by snow and ice. There were a lot of acorn tops and the acorn bottoms had chunks missing. Our theory is that many squirrels have been working hard to gather nuts already and that some may have been nibbling at the bottoms that we found.
Our snack was a rainbow. We helped to cut the vegetables and put them into the pan to cook over the fire. There were brussel sprouts, squash, beets, carrots, and other tasty vegetables. Many of us ate all of the veggies until our plates were clean!
It is getting so cold outside! We stayed out for the whole day but some of us got a little uncomfortable and cold. Luckily we had a fire to warm us up. Some of us felt very toasty with lots of layers! We're excited for the snow to come.
"I played on split rock." - Wonderful White-Footed Deer Mouse
"I helped Mr. Sadowski." - Brave Barred Owl
Even after being away from the forest for a couple of weeks we were able to remember the routines and how to be safe while outside. Before we went inside we shared what we are thankful for. Some of us were thankful for people and some of us were thankful for what we have. We are all thankful that we get to go into the forest on Fridays!