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October 31, 2017

Opening Circle

We started our Opening Circle this morning with a new song that mimics the calls song birds use with one another to check in while they're foraging for food. This was a fun introduction to a bird language discussion that would continue throughout the day....

October 29, 2017

Opening Circle

Brrr! It's starting to feel like Fall in the woods! 

At Opening Circle today we welcomed some new friends to the Heron Tribe! We shared gratitudes, reviewed agreements and celebrated as our new friends picked Nature Names.

Morning Games and Wander

While some...

October 26, 2017

Opening Circle & Nature Names

Today we wandered straight to the Sand Pit to have our Opening Circle since it is becoming one of our favorite places in the park. After sharing gratitudes and stretching through a Sun Salutation, we had a special ceremony where we each pic...

October 25, 2017

Opening Circle

We had a special guest at opening circle this morning, the owner and caretaker of the land, Mr. Foy! He joined our preschool class while we shared gratitudes and picked a nature name for a new friend. We sang some songs, stretched through a Sun Salutation...

October 24, 2017

Opening Circle

After sharing gratitudes this morning, and while eating snack, we heard a rustling in the trees. Who could it be? Maybe Squirrel? While stretching our awareness to see what else we could hear, Ava spotted movement from a different direction. "It's a turtl...

October 19, 2017

Opening Circle

We started today's opening circle with a new "Circle Song" and each shared something we are grateful. One friend's gratitude for cheetahs, which is considered a "vulnerable" species at high risk of becoming endangered, sparked a discussion about endangere...

October 19, 2017

Opening Circle

We started our day with a song, and sharing our names and one thing we were grateful for this morning. So many gratitudes!

Agreements

Part of being in community with other people is having agreements about how we are going to treat each other, the land and...

October 19, 2017

Opening Circle

We started our morning with some songs, and each friend shared something that they were grateful for. We had a snack and listened to one of our friends teach us her favorite new song.

Secret Trail to pond

We decided to be bold on our first wander and took t...

October 17, 2017

We had so much fun on our first day! We agreed on how we are going to treat each other and all living beings. We played fun games that taught us about being in the woods with out even realizing we were learning! We picked our nature names (or did the nature name pick u...