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Thursday, December 20, 2012

Whittling with Kids

The Forest School students have had a super fun time honing their whittling skills this fall using potato peelers.  As soon as the single-pivot potato peelers were introduced, these kindergarten and first graders enthusiastically took to experimenting with whittling:

They made crafts, like this God's eye in a homemade frame:
With so many beautiful goods created over the course of a few weeks, everyone wanted to create a store to sell their wares!  A name was voted on, which was the "Fire Whittlers" and friends and family were invited to shop during the last Forest School session before the holiday break.  Here are the students making price tags for their goods:

When the parents arrived, they were instructed how to "Fox-walk" up to our basecamp:


Here are our guests arriving through the forest: 

One vendor selling a fishing pole:

We finished off the afternoon with a Thanksgiving circle, where parents, grandparents, students, North Branch staff and friends shared one thing that they were thankful for.  It was a beautiful afternoon with lots of wonderful learning that took place!

1 comment:

  1. What lovely pictures and it's always encouraging to see what outdoor activities are happening elsewhere. Have a lovely holiday.