Henry’s Birthday Circle in the Snow

What a beautiful day in the snow! It is a treat to have lightly falling snow and no wind. Today the snow was not very deep. But it was very cold in the woods: 17 degrees. It was cloudy and snowing. You could see the sun a little while we were hiking. It was still and not windy.  Some of us were a little cold.

Amiah and Ella were our First Grader Leaders. Henry’s dad also came to the woods with us.

We had a wonderful time, and a fire, out in the woods!


Paisley’s plan was to gather sticks to make a fire. She labeled her drawing with the beginning sound for each word: “Sun,” “tree,” “fire,” and “sticks.” And she labeled herself with the snap word “me”!


Isla’s wanted to do a lot of things in the woods. She drew all the actions (and you can see the action marks) and labeled them: “Running,” “climbing,” and “jumping.”


Henry’s plan was to pretend to go turkey hunting. Here he is with his gun. He labeled “turkey” and Gregory is on the other side with his gun. 


We had a fire. Henry’s dad, Mr. Heal, made it for us. Henry and Gregory helped break up the sticks. They put them on a stump and then stepped on them so they would break. 


Paisley and Ian, down by the wetland.


Willow and Ian were hiking up the hill. They got really tired. It’s hard work to get up the hill!


One of our first grade Leaders was Amiah. She found a comfortable seat on a downed tree.


Ella and Dakota were sliding on their bellies on the ice. Dakota was also licking the ice. Ella said the ice was like a window and she could see pine needles underneath.


Dakota was shaking the tree branch to make it snow.


One of our first grade Leaders was Ella. She was playing Fox and Mice (or Rabbits) with some Kindergarteners. Ella was being the Fox and then Isla, Ian, and Isaiah were running away so they wouldn’t get tagged.


We were having cupcakes. We had them because it was Henry’s Birthday Circle. Everybody got their lips and faces different colors because of the frosting.


Paisley and Ainsley were walking together. Ainsley was trying to make Paisley feel better.

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