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Poetry in Nature

Poetry in Nature

Last week we made it outside to write some poetry.  I’ve been dying to get the kids outside during our poetry unit. since we are surrounded by such an inspirational forest!  It was a beautiful afternoon and the kids worked so wonderfully on their poems. Here are a few for you to read:

ABC Nature Walk

ABC Nature Walk

It’s been a wonderful week of weather-cold yet sunny!  We went outside with our big buddies to go on an ABC Nature Walk.  The kids got really creative looking for things in nature that would match the alphabet letters.  Thanks big buddies!

Visiting the Night Tree

Visiting the Night Tree

Thursday was a beautiful day and a great chance to go out and visit our Night Tree to see what had happened over the holidays.  We had decorated our little cedar tree with popcorn and cranberry chains and pinecones covered with peanut butter and bird seeds. When we arrived today, everything had gone except for … Continue reading

The Night Tree

The Night Tree

In the last week of school we read the story The Night Tree.  In the story, the family choose a tree in the forest and decorate it for the animals.  We got together with Andrea’s grade three class and together we made pinecone ornaments with peanut butter and birdseed and popcorn and cranberry chains. At … Continue reading

Writing Workshop in the Outdoors

Writing Workshop in the Outdoors

We have been having such nice weather that it is absolutely necessary to get outside and enjoy it!  We went outside for two writing times and enjoyed our surroundings, looking and listening and then doing some writing. One thing we did observe and wonder about was “What is on these leaves?”.  The students went home … Continue reading