Spring Changes at Last!

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Friends hunting for a real or pretend snake… not sure which. 

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Eleanor in one of the houses. She is a baby.

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And we went down to the wetland, at Elijah’s request. 

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Wetland play!

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After we come in, especially after a damp and muddy day like today, it is so cozy to settle down and read. Did you know that this whole class of Forest Kids are also avid readers? 

When was the last time you had a picnic while it snowed? In April?

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!

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Colton: I hope to see a bird. I will look in the woods.” (finished on the back).

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Leah: “I want to find a snowshoe hare rabbit with Eleanor.”

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Hunter: “I hope to find buds and icicles. I want to find them on my tree.”

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Cameron: “I want to find garbage. I want to put it in the garbage.”

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Finn: “I want to find new tracks.” 

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Celia: “I want to find a deer track with Eleanor and me.”

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Hadlee: “I want to find deer tracks.”

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Eleanor: “I want to find deer tracks and scat under trees with Celia.”

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The famous fly. We got a lot of mileage out of this little guy! 

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We were so happy to have “saved” the fly! Can you find it? (Hint, same mitten as before.)

Snow Mostly Gone

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Hunter: “I hope to find buds on the trees. I think they’re bigger.”

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Hadlee: “Me and grace are gonna find deer scat on the ground.”

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Leah: “I want to find green stuff in the woods.”

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Eleanor. That is “ice that has patterns on it.”

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Celia: “I want to find feathers in the field.”

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Elijah. That says “a black snake.” We looked and looked, but didn’t find any and decided it was probably too cold still.

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Grace. That is “deer scat.” Luckily we find it every time!

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“There is no snow left!!!”

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Our ice sheet in the woods was gone too. Just a little ice left in the deepest part of the ravine. 

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We found these last week too on the edge of the woods. Sarah from CREA thought they might be owl pellets. 

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Elijah: “Look, a deer has bitten this bud off.”

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Green! We found these tiny leaves tucked under dry grass in the field.

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And Elliana found green ferns too!

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We went down in the wetland and had to cross some small streams flowing through the frozen mud.

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And then the bigger stream was flowing too! We found a thin ice bridge. 

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