In the morning at our sit-spots, this student built a little bed that was really bouncy. Because they were very long sticks he could go really high and stretch out his legs.
Also during sit-spots this student decided to lay too, because she was tired.
We are cleaning up the woods. Once the snow melted, we found leaves and a lot of sticks on the ground near our shelters. So it was time for spring cleaning. Some students raked the material into “deer beds.”
One student found plants at her sit spot, and told us about it at morning meeting. Here she is showing us the plants.
These girls were selling tacos and cheeseburgers, and some soup. They called it “The Food Station.” Later some kids who had been working on the shelter took a break to eat some food.
We were making a shelter. A kid was dumping leaves from a net to fill up cracks in a wall.
This student was raking up leaves. This student was the project manager for this shelter. He has been working on it for at least three days over the last couple of weeks.
This student is working on the house so no bad guys could get in. It was kind of a weapon.
After snack we split into smaller groups for projects. One group was looking for plants, or green things. We found lots of plants, they were kind of small. We found a bunch of things that have a red stem and the leaves are green. We were looking for living things.
After we found plants, then we found bugs, one looked like a little tiny skinny worm and the other looked like a beetle. To find animals, we talked about where they might be…underground and under rocks. And that is where we found them.
When we found an animal, all the kids huddled around close together. This student said “I’ll just back up once I see it, so everyone else can have a turn.”
Another group was working on cleaning up the shelter a little bit. Then people started taking out the seats and cleaning up under the seats. We moved all the leaves out of the shelter so we could have more room to walk and it would be much more clean.
Another group was looking for buds. This student tied a piece of fabric around a branch. When we go back we can see the same branch.
Mostly we found beech buds, this one was near maple trees. We’ll watch it until it turns into a leaf, and be sure what it is.
Mrs. Minnucci was reading a story when it was lunch time. It was sort of a long book about foxes. The author took pictures of the foxes and they were real. This author, Mary Holland, also wrote Naturally Curious, one of our favorite books.
Some kids are sitting on a stick so we can have more seats at the fire-pit, so they didn’t have to sit on the ground. It was a flexible stick.
We found a mouse nest made of some things we put out in the forest. There was some colored wool in it we had left out for birds.