A Warm Autumn Day

We had a balmy and summer-like Forest Monday, with kids in t-shirts some of the time! It doesn’t get better than that in October. Our science question was: “What kind of animals use our forest to survive? What kind of animals can we find in the forest?” We looked under logs and many of our Forest Journals reflect that.


Logan: “Daddy worm and baby worm.”


Laurel: “We found worms in their houses.” (Under logs, which you can see in her drawing). She labeled worms with “w”s and you can see how the arrows show where they live and how the log goes back down.







Astrid: “Roly-poly under a magnifying glass.” We found a lot of these under logs (roly-polies, pill bugs, sow bugs, isopods, whatever you call them!) and Astrid chose to draw hers zoomed in.


Rowen’s Forest Journal. You can see where he labeled with the beginning sounds! 

There was a delay in getting this blog up because after school on Monday we hosted a meeting of the Outdoor Learning Network, a group of teachers in MSAD 75 and Brunswick who are learning together about teaching and learning outdoors. We are organized by CREA, the Cathance River Education Alliance, our local place-based education center. Mrs. Johnson and I got to show off our outdoor classroom to other teachers, and we had a fruitful discussion about what we are all up to this fall. I feel so lucky to have this community of teachers to learn alongside!

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