Saturday, October 14, 2017

Fall Happenings

We head out to the woods in this beautiful weather. Even though it's early in the year, the children have found spots that are favorites in the woods! Each time we stop they find go back to play that they began before. This week we stopped at a particularly bouncy long log, and the children commenced to lining up to happily "bounce" each other. The children made their own rules and made sure that each had a sufficient turn.

We found colors, crunchy leaves, and sticks that were just right for our imaginations.







the negotiations are beginning....

and now there's a line

each child gets a turn until they are "done"




this sight made us laugh-one child with a hood and one child with a self-made hood.

We headed out on a Tuesday too










Until Next Time,
Michele

Friday, October 6, 2017

Fall in the Forest

Fall is here! From the crunching of the leaves, the falling leaves, the cooler temperatures, and the colors of everything we are learning about the changing of the season by being outside!
 We have two muddy boots sessions a week, on Tuesday and Friday afternoons. For picture sharing, I'll combine the days for one blog post!

The children are already comfortable and very active on our walks as well as when we stop and explore.









 There are logs that are long enough for a line of children. And that is what tends to happen....the children line up.




 Until Next Time,
Michele

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Muddy Boots Club

The school year has just begun, and the PreK children are already asking "Is it muddy boots club?"

Muddy Boots Club is our opportunity to provide unstructured, free play time on the beautiful school property. We supervise the children and observe their play. We make our rules together to begin our club:

Who goes first? The teacher!

Can you have a stick to play with? Yes-the length of your arm. (the children learn quickly to "measure" their stick.) And sticks are not for hitting or swinging, but holding and digging and drumming on trees is just fine!

Once outside, we stay on the trails together, finding spots to stay and play along the way. The children find logs to sit on and bounce on together, Lots of smiles, lots of play.



























Until Next Time,
Michele