Short, but Sweet Forest Day

We had a delay today because of freezing rain, but still got out in the woods in the afternoon. We got outside just as the rain started to taper off, phew! And with Grundens pants for all and coats for some, we stayed pretty dry. The woods smelled so sweet and fresh!

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More ice fishing.

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You could see where the water level of the drainage dropped, leaving a gap under new, thick ice. Jackson was playing in the hole and everyone was pretending to find pretend frogs and snakes.

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It was fun to learn that crows talk to each other and that spiders are active in the winter! 

Sawing Wood and a Hike!

Today part of our group went on a hike, checking out some of the Red Rose Preserve Trails closest to our woods. Mrs. Johnson, Mrs. Kelley, and Miss Karen led the way.

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Hiking

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Hikers stopped plenty of times to play!

 

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Laurel: “We all had to go through the creepy forest. It was dark.”

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Jackson explained, “We went on the bridges.” You can see the blue ice beneath.

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Meanwhile, the other kids were sawyers working hard. Astrid: “The wood box was so full. And Mr. Smaha helped.” We were glad to have Nora’s dad with us today!