Okay dear readers, turn on your Stephen Sondheim CDs and hum along with our class as we head . . .
Into the Woods!
Remember this woods? It is located just behind our school. Until a few weeks ago it was covered with water! (Here is a post about this area, Flooded.)
Well, once the water receded it left a flat area full of interesting fallen branches.
They were perfect for balancing . . .
and climbing . . .
The children were tuckered out from so much climbing and had to take a little nap in the sunshine!
Some found fabulous pieces of nature!
The we found a little place where some water remained. Look at the tree branch that was conveniently lying across it. How fabulous!
Of course, everyone had to take a turn crossing the bridge.
and then go fishing. The children caught some lovely pond weed.
The children loved being outside! They were completely engaged - without a single toy or any teacher prepared material.
This is a photograph of all 10 of my students, working and learning. I had to back up quite a bit to fit them all into one camera shot, but if you look carefully you can see some children are working independently and some are cooperating, to achieve goals.
What a wonderful class family!
And what a wonderful time we had, in the woods!