minutes trying to "clean out the engine valves" with a stick used as a screwdriver. Other times they have used teamwork to move a downed tree from their special spot. These activities build stamina in perseverance, a necessary learning characteristic. Pre-K teacher, Ms. Jodi LeBrun, may also design Forest Fridays to meet particular objectives or as an extension to classroom lessons. Examples include a scavenger hunt for creepy crawlies, color hunts, leaf sorting, gross motor skills activities, and using senses, such as listening, seeing, and smelling to create a 5minute mindfulness exercise. With the onset of snow, pre-K can look forward to making sugar on snow with maple syrup made from sap gathered from trees on the trail and boiled down in the KES Sugar Shack by fourth graders.
- Submitted: Tuesday, November 20th by Sheila Pilsmaker