July 20, 2018

First we played Fire Protector (one kid is blindfolded and listens for anyone trying to sneak up and take their sticks). Then we hiked to the schoolhouse and did gratitude circle. We observed and recorded our particulate matter air pollution experiment. Most kids hypot...

July 19, 2018

After our last morning of archery practice, we played Old Winter and hiked to the schoolhouse. Once there, we did gratitude circle and talked about why the sky is blue (because molecules in the air scatter blue light from the sun more than they scatter red light which...

July 18, 2018

We started with more archery practice and played Predator vs. Prey. Then we went to the field next to the greenhouse to play Life Cycle of a Star. Afterwards, we hiked to the schoolhouse and did our gratitude circle.  Many were thankful for their family, friends and ho...

July 17, 2018

After starting with some archery practice, we played Sneaky Animals and some more "laser maze". Then we hiked to the schoolhouse and started our Bird Study. We learned about the American Goldfinch and Brown Thrasher. Then we designed and created bird feeders from recyc...

July 16, 2018

We started the week off with a game of Flower and the Bees, Oh Deer! and a silly name game to learn each other's names. Then we hiked to the schoolhouse. We talked about how clouds form and made our own  cloud in a jar to demonstrate their formation. Then we hiked to t...

July 13, 2018

We began the morning with a game of Predator vs. Prey. Then we hiked to the schoolhouse and did gratitude circle. After that, we checked our water pollution experiment. We recorded the results by drawing our observations in our journals. We noted that the celery with s...

July 12, 2018

After more archery practice, we played "Oh Deer". Then we hiked to the schoolhouse and looked at lakes around the world that are strange colors like Lake Natron. We talked about why lakes are certain colors (due to minerals, algae, glaciers). Then we made a solar still...

July 11, 2018

After some archery, we played "Flower and the Bees" and "How Many Ways Can You Cross the River". Then we hiked to the schoolhouse and did our gratitude circle. We then finished the last three Ocean Zones (Midnight, Abyssal and Hadal) which included creatures like the S...

July 10, 2018

We began the day with some archery practice and "laser maze" (string maze with bells). Some were able to make it through the maze without ringing any bells! Then we hiked to the schoolhouse and made the second ocean zone page for our flip book. We talked about the hatc...

July 9, 2018

We started the week off playing some Sneaky Animals and a silly name game. Then we hiked to the schoolhouse and did a gratitude circle. After saying something we are thankful for, we started our Ocean Zones flip book. We learned about the top zone (sunlight zone) and s...

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