The Best Hot and Green Day in the Woods


The apple trees were blooming and Ms. Atkins took our picture by the apple trees. 


The woods were full of green leaves! 


The white flowers were everywhere. They look like upside down tulips. 


Gregory found some hair with a bone hooked to it. We were thinking maybe a skunk or a raccoon. It felt soft.


Dakota and Paisley found a bunch of caterpillars on a spiderweb. It was in the middle of a branch.  They are not browntails because they have a different kind of nest. But we are still not going to hold them. 


Willow and Paisley were trying to get the caterpillars off and they got some on their sticks. 


Here is Paisley holding the Daddy Long-legs. 


We held this spider and it tickled. It is called a Daddy Long-legs. It had dots in the middle. They don’t bite. The spider broke its leg so it was dragging one. And then Paisley put it in her Sit Spot in a safe place where it would not blow away. 


We were playing seesaw! 


Spring Outdoor Adventures


The leaves are really starting to come out and they are turning green. Before they were reddish orange when they were little. This is because it’s almost summer.  Paisley’s tree is a maple and we can tell because of the leaves.


Ainsley’s dad, Mr. Lamoreau, came out in the woods with us. He helped us. He helped us when Henry hit his head on a tree. That is Ainsley’s tree.


This is Ian’s tree and we are not sure what kind it is. It isn’t a maple. The leaves look different. Avery thing is it is a beech tree. We’ll have to look it up in a book.


Gregory found a slug on the ground.


He got slime on his hand.


This is a part of a robin egg. We are wondering if blue jays and bluebirds also have blue eggshells.


Here is Dakota at his Sit Spot. He is laying on the ground. He was trying to be quiet. Before, he was making a squirrel nest in his Sit Spot.


Paisley is in her Sit Spot. She was pretending that the ground was hot lava.


Avery and our First Grade Leaders, Journey and Mollie, were building fairy houses. Mollie and Journey were working together and Avery was working on a fairy house by myself. The fairies that come are very lucky because Avery make them a giant salad.


We learned about fiddleheads from Mr. Lamoreau. The ones on the right are the kind we can eat. They have brownish orange leaves on the stems. The ones on the left are not good to eat because they are light green and don’t have the orange leaves on the stem. They are also not good to eat if they are unrolled.


Here are Gregory and Henry climbing. Gregory was pretending to fall down the tree.


Dakota, Ian, and Isaiah were playing Minecraft. Dakota was swinging everywhere.


We found some baseballs and golf balls in a hollow stump. Some were broken and some were made out of string.


We found strawberry flowers everywhere!


Dandelions grow everywhere too!

A Fun Forest Day!

Today it was hot out in the woods and a little breezy. It was very beautiful. We heard a lot of birds, including crows and chickadees. We found lots of bugs including centipedes. Today black flies were flying around our faces a little bit. But they were not biting anyone yet.

Some of the fun things we did outside today were:

  • Gregory and Henry found a slingshot and shot sticks up in the air on it.
  • We also shot Mr. Frank’s bandana up and two times he got it stuck in the tree!
  • We made chocolate cake in the ravine.
  • Ian was jumping in the water.
  • Dakota kept on swinging on his tree.
  • Some of us worked on a fairy house village.
  • Charlotte played in the mud.

We noticed that a bunch of leaves were coming out. We kept on finding leaves over and over again.


Ian is looking at plants and leaves. They might be called three-leave clovers or they might be strawberry plants. 


Henry found a slug at his Sit Spot. It was walking on the ground. Dakota said, “Do you mean slithering? Because slugs don’t have legs!”


Here is Olivia L. (from first grade) next to her tree from last year! It is a cherry tree which is the same kind as Charlotte’s this year. 


Ian is putting his finger on the bud of his tree. The bud is turning green a little bit, but it is still brown. This is important because this is when the leaves and flowers come out. 


This is Ainsley with a red flower on her tree. It looks like a cocoon, but cocoons like hanging down. It is not hanging down. 


Avery found a green bud on her tree too!