How are you all doing!?!
Hope you've seen my two posts below for this week and that you have a wonderful imaginative time creating your own snow art for my competition.
Did you also see the music video I put up?
How many of the animals and plants were you able to name!?
Can't wait to work out who the winners are :-)
Remember last week I talked about the festival of Imbolc and set a task to see what YOU find is special in nature at this time of year?
What did you feel was worth celebrating and your favourite things?
Thought I'd share what the kids in school thought about it all.
Starlings class decided unanimously that they'd celebrate their own invention of TICKLEBERRY TIME!!! You'd better all have a go and forage for some Ivy berries, that's what this lot did and decided it makes the best game for ... you guessed it ... tickling! There was lots of laughter, see if you think Ivy berries are good for tickling too!?
It was all their idea while playing in the dens and the bushes. Here they all are at the story circle holding up their baskets of foraged tickleberries.
You'll never guess what they did next as part of their Tickleberry Time festival ... they mashed them all up in the logs with sticks and then left offerings of them for the faries and unicorns to come and eat them! Astrid was certiain unicorns will love them too, so we're looking forward to seeing this week if their concoctions and potions have been eaten up!
We also ALL decided that the birds were REALLY worth celebrating at this time of year, we'd actually never heard and seen so many birds at forest school, it was beautiful and amazing!
In the first picture you can see Starlings class with peace and tranquility on their faces as they enjoyed some forest bathing and listened to the birds, it was BEAUTIFUL!
We filled up the bird feeders for the cold weather and even spotted a pair of bluetits scouting out our birdbox, horray! We're sure they might make a nest in there as we saw them so many times.
We also enjoyed an adventure walk out the back gate to see what was happening in nature around us at this time of year, we spotted some snowdrops and the kids picked them for the teachers. Did you pick some for your mums!? Hope so :-)
They had LOTS of fun jumping in muddy puddles too.
Class 2 all deserve a medal because they made a promise to dig over the veg garden before half term and they've so valiantly kept their promise every week. I could not be prouder of their determination to keep their promise and for their hard work. They are getting really quite professional at it! So professional in fact that I think they'd all be able to get a job as gardeners one day and grow their own food if they wanted, an essential life skill! :-) It's been amazing seeing everyones skills and confidence improve each year.
Have you all started planning your gardens at home, bought some seeds or started any digging!? Now is the perfect time to think of what you'd like to grow.
Please send me your lists of what you'd like to grow in the school garden!
Lots of wonderful worms have been found, fertility in our soil is improving but we still need more compost and manure by the boot load if anyone can drop some by the gate for us!? We'd be so SOOOOO grateful! X