How is it already Wednesday? We are having so much fun here! Luckily the rain held off yesterday until about dinner time, and it was only a little drizzly this morning. The kids are all bundled up with their ponchos and rain boots. Such a funny sight!
The rain didn't stop them from having a blast at "Back to Basics". Kids learned about how people lived before modern machinery and technology. Groups included rope making, oral storytelling, javelin throwing, making a fire using friction, and drawing using ink and sticks.
We ended our night last night with quiet sing which was such a joy to watch. You can tell how much the Nature's Classroom teachers love their jobs and working with our kids. Afterwards, bedtime came very early. The kids were nice and tired, and teachers were very happy :)
This morning for breakfast, we had french toast, yogurt, granola, cereal, fruit, and sausage. It was great! After breakfast the kids signed up for classes such as Pig Dissection, Ice Wars, Burma Bridge, Wood Furniture, and Zen Stuff.
Afterwards, they packed up their bagged lunches and headed off to the mountains for their long hike. They made campfires, roasted marshmallows, and explored an old abandoned air strip! Teachers got a nice break for a few hours to relax :)
For our night activity we had an awesome hike and trekked through the woods using only our ears and feet to guide us. It was so much fun listening to the sounds of nature and adjusting our eyes to the world around us. I can't help but think about all the experiences so many kids are getting that they have not had before. It makes my teacher heart so full!
As I sit here writing this, I can see how tired the kids are as they finish up night sing. Hopefully they go to sleep early tonight! ;)