Ciara and I were so excited for Forest Classroom to be back! The cold and snow allow us to do so many new and fun adventures at Audubon that people don’t always get too.
As we arrived we enjoyed the snow! Quickly Ciara and I got inspired to generate a project, each student found an object in nature, like a stick, a tree, a stump, etc. and each week we are going to journal about it. We will write the date at the top of our journal’s page, and then we can either draw a picture, write about what we see, write a poem, etc. something to track the object throughout the weeks and seasons.
Soon after we finished our first journal entry we had our first Morning Meeting of the season. We followed up our meeting with snack and caught up with all our friends. We shared about what we have done this winter already and what we look forward to doing as we get more snow.
We wrapped up and began our journey to Beaver Pond. To our surprise, it was COMPLETELY frozen over! We explore how thick the ice was with some sticks, enjoyed drawing on the ice, and played games like Tick-tack-toe and hangman. We even found tracks, what I assumed were fox, and followed them around the pond.
After spending plenty of time exploring Beaver Pond, we moved to the brook. We noticed the brook wasn’t as frozen and discuss that this was because the brook is moving water and thus harder to freeze.
Somehow it was lunch time and we went back to the clubhouse and picked up where we left off in Hoot.
We ended our time with Thank you Circle and then had some free play.
Ciara and I cannot wait to explore the frozen world of Audubon more in our future weeks.