We saw and heard so much during Sit Spots today. The woods were lush! There were tons of warblers and other birds flying around and singing. A chestnut-sided warbler came right up to our fire circle: “Please, please, please, please-ta-MEET-cha!”
We had a fabulous Forest Monday with Mrs. Johnson’s class too. We’ve missed them and are glad they can come out with us again. Mr. Frank was back too! Better a late post than no post.
We just love the spring!
Today was one of those days when you don’t ever want to go inside. Warm and dusty, a bit windy, green buds just beginning to pop, and especially glorious after so much rain last week.
This week we were working on using Fundations lines in our writing in order to neaten up our handwriting, to make it easier to read. These writers did a pretty good job staying in the lines. Bonus to those who used lowercase letters!
Apologies for no post last week. I’m having issues loading pictures onto my home computer here… So hence only a phone picture this week too. Hope to resolve that soon!
My mom, Jenny Atkins, was visiting today, and came out to help in the woods. So thanks to her for many of the pictures today!
This Monday morning we talked more about deer and what they need to survive in Bowdoinham. We talked about how they find food in the winter if there is snow– they can dig with their hooves to find things on the ground like acorns, apples, and grass, or they can scratch into bark to get the tasty green inner bark. They can also eat buds. Miss Bonnie thought they might also eat the needles from trees if they were really hungry, like her sheep do!
Here are some of our deer-related plans:
In the woods we pretended to BE deer and looked for food and then cozy places to sleep, under low-hanging branches. The rest of the story of our day:
We had a great day, despite the cold wind!