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August 13, 2018

"Other countries have demonstrated that academic achievement improves when kids more time for recess, and that more physical activity leads to increased focus, improved attendance, decreased behavioral diagnoses (anxiety, ADHD, anger), and improved creativity and socia...

March 8, 2018

We begin with an Opening Circle where we shared gratitudes for the day and went over our community agreements. We also welcomed two new teachers today - Elizabeth and Savannah! Then we played a game of Foxtails, which is a cooperative game full of laughter and running....

March 5, 2018

One of the practices that we introduce at Nature Connect is tracking. Tracking is a tool that allows us to connect to the bigger picture of what is happening around us. In each of our lineages, we have trackers. If it weren’t for them, we wouldn’t be here today. Histor...

March 2, 2018

This morning began with us listening to the birds and exploring the creek. We shared gratitudes at opening circle, and Quin was thankful for the trees and the wind. We also talked about the moon and the different phases of the moon. Then Miss Brinkley read a story abou...

February 27, 2018

A new friend joined us today! His name is Bodhi, and we had such a great time going on an adventure with him today. When we first entered the woods, we found some beautiful red and yellow leaves as well as some yellow flowers. We collected the yellow flowers, and Bodhi...

February 22, 2018

We had a new family join us today!

The day began with us discovering little yellow flowers sprinkled on the forest floor. We picked them up and smelled them and then tried to discover where the flowers were growing. When we looked really high up into a tree, we could se...

February 21, 2018

A little friend greeted us as soon as we entered the woods today! It was a snail! This snail was very brave and continued to stay out of its shell while each of us took turns holding the snail. One of the children named him Max.

There was a lot of water from the recent...

February 16, 2018

This morning begin with finding what looked like deer signs along the trail. We found some broken branches and nibbled leaves on the Sweetleaf plant. We read about deer in one of our books and learned that they do not have top, front teeth. This makes the chew marks lo...

February 14, 2018

We were so glad to see the sunshine after all the rain! It seemed that the birds were happy, too! All different kinds of birds were singing as we entered the woods this morning. We discovered that there was a lot of water in the creek, and there was even a little water...