We have our first Journey of the year: Survival! Ideas are beginning to solidify into projects and the energy of students and teachers alike is on high! Many of the projects are bringing students outside daily to the Woods Trail!
Here is what was happening in Journey this past week:
Library trip to the Littleton Library
Woods Trail-building shelters and fire to roast carrots, apples, and sausage
Reading “I Survived the Shark Attack!”
Survival Station on the Woods Trail
Bow, Quiver, and Arrow making
Primitive Hut Model
Surviving a Zombie Attack
Preparing and Surviving Tornadoes & Hurricanes
Free Choice & Recess
Dangerous Brook Crossing
Art with Finley
Paper Folding Art with Mia
Into the Thicket
The Roots School welcomes Woodland Community School!
On Thursday a group of students headed to Corinth, Vermont to join a Primitive & Survival Skill Specialist, Brad, of The Roots School. Fully engaged, students worked hard and had a blast learning to make a fire from beginning to end. Beginning by safely locating, collecting, and preparing dry wood; building the fire structure and igniting it; and learning the method to end a fire and prevent forests fires. Students learned to make their own cordage from the fibrous dogbane plant.
Have your heard: “We went to Forest School today!” ?
Students have the opportunity (in Journey or Free Choice) to join a teacher on the Woods Trail or go out exploring the wild places that surround us. Students play games, build shelters, collect natural materials, look for wild edibles, identify trees, learn about the animals that live in our NE forests, maintain trails, draw/journal, and just play in the woods!
Upcoming at Woodland:
YES Theater: The Secret Circus at The Catamount Theater
Dodgeball with the Farmers