March 21, 2017

A child called me over. "Look!" she exclaimed. "I found ice shaped like a heart."

Everyone gathered around to admire the heart-shaped ice. We are social creatures, pattern-noticers and meaning-makers. We delight in discovery and sharing our discoveries with others. The...

February 21, 2016

 

It has been an eventful return back to Fresh Air Learning after our holiday break.  Over the last few weeks we have watched the forest transform before our eyes; from having a touch of snow in our first week back to watching fresh new buds form on the trees and shrubs...

February 17, 2016

 

With 5 months behind them, the children have become such wonderfully strong hikers and outdoor explorers. They have built up those powerful walking legs, they’ve learned to keep their bodies warm through the frigid days and revel in the dampness on the soggy days. Wit...

January 1, 2016

 

As we entered into December we saw some mild wind storms and some heavy rain that affected some of our play spaces and created new opportunities for play and discovery. Having to build a new shelter made for days of searching for materials and making plans together to...

December 20, 2015

The forest is changing, it is always changing. Wind brings down leaves and branches that once hung out of reach. Rain creates streams and rivers and puddles where there was once dry earth. Frost glistens on the ground and turns to mist as the sun warms it. The sun sits...

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