Nature Play On Vancouver Island

Nature Kindergarten On Vancouver Island

Forest Morning

We began our forest morning with a talking circle sitting on logs. Each student shared one personal statement. Then we talked about our learning goal which was to find one nature item to draw in our journal. We asked the students to collect items on the ground, but not to pick any leaves or flowers as we wanted to leave the forest as we found it.

If students found nature items that were still alive we took a photo with the iPad to help them remember the details.

Our grade 4/5 buddy class joined us for fifteen minutes and shared their scavenger hunt with us.

The forest canopy produced a variety of  colours and shades which seemed almost luminous in the sunlight. It was a beautiful, perfect forest morning.

Nico and his grade 4/5 buddy noticed a small animal on the leaf so  they moved the leaf to a large rock so that no one would step on it. They wondered what animal it was. They decided that it was still alive.

Shea and Mckenzie found a sword leaf on the ground. They noticed that the leaf had a sharp, ragged edge and that each leaf was pointed like a knife or sword. Because it was not attached to the plant, their grade 4/5 buddy was able to add the leaf to her nature collection.

We ended our forest morning with a second talking circle and each student shared one comment about their forest experience.

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