This past week, our Salamanders began by checking our decomposition experiment. This was week 3 of this experiment. Which gourds were decomposing faster? The ones that were at room temperature, or in the fridge? The gourds that were in water, or soil, or just alone in a container?
Then we were off to the woods to explore and play - two things we are very good at! Weaving through the forest trails, we found some fun spots - some new ones, and some old favourites.
When we arrived at our base camp, there was an interesting invitation awaiting us!
While we ate snacks, Jen read us the book Wild Rose's Weaving by Ginger Churchill. Then we were invited to weave in the forest using small sticks as needles, passing yarn through the burlap canvas in the trees. We also wove ferns, cattails, and other leaves and plants into the fabric.
Then we played a couple of games, and had time to spend in our quiet sit spots. It's amazing how this group can just "sink in" now - sitting quietly, or drawing and writing in their nature journals.
Only one more week, Salamanders! Hard to believe that our fall session is almost over.
Hammers, Huge Swings, and the Freedom to Play