Saturday, October 14, 2017

Fall 2017

Forest Kindergarten: Sensory Play with mud
Welcome back to school explorers! Chesterbrook School of Natural Learning has made a lot of new changes again this year and we're excited to share them all with you! Here are some photos from the first 6 weeks of school.

Garden Tasting
Spotted Salamander

Creative Play-Forest Restaurant

Forest Kindergarten trying out our new Forest House

Discovering Insects

Observing worms in dirt

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

WILD CHILD Summer Program!

Our 2017 WILD CHILD Summer Nature-based Program is underway! We kicked off the season with Camp WILD. We had 3 groups of children, The Bear Brook Campers, The Pawtuckaway Campers and The Ellacoya State Park Rangers (one shown above). 

Pawtuckaway Campers "fishing" for Dramatic Play Mondays!

Bear Brook Campers building a "campfire"

Marshmallow Painting
Warming up by the fire

Charcoal Painting for Extreme Art Tuesdays

Making Dreamcatchers

Ice Cube Painting on Water Wednesday

Water Wednesday Sprinkler Fun

Guest Father showing us how to build a campfire without modern day materials

Barefoot Fridays!

Monday, January 23, 2017

Winter Adaptations

Cottontails learning what birds do in the winter
Our explorers of all ages have been learning what animals do in the winter! Check out just some of outdoor discoveries and classroom activities! More photos and info to be posted...

Chickadees building bird nests. How do active birds stay warm?

Life-sized bird nest for dramatic play

Pre-Kindergarteners sorting animals. Do they hibernate, migrate or adapt?

PreK found "Deer Highway" with lots of tracks and scat

We even found fresh coyote tracks

Finding loose parts in the forest for creative play

Deer Hair!