Reflecting on the Forest and Nature School Approach

 By Sonja Lukassen A couple of years ago I was moving tables with a peer after shifting them to clean up a spill. I asked them what their plan was. “Where should we put this one?” I asked.  “It’s usually over here,” they responded.  “Is that where we’re going to put it now?” I asked. Continue reading “Reflecting on the Forest and Nature School Approach”

How we stay Safe and Kind while Playing on Ice

By Sonja Lukassen Playing with, on and near ice is incredibly inviting. Science and magic combine to offer a type of play that only happens outside when it’s cold- the conversion of life-giving splashy water into crystal, slippery, crunchy, slidey wondrous ice. It can feel tricky to say yes to playing on ice. If itContinue reading “How we stay Safe and Kind while Playing on Ice”

Being Prepared for Rainy Days at Forest School

By Sonja Lukassen One of the many wonders of autumn weather is cooling temperatures. The bugs retreat, the air is fresh, and the leaves start to change colour- it’s so beautiful. Along with this cooling weather comes the added challenge of being prepared for and managing rainy and puddly fall days. Rain in the summerContinue reading “Being Prepared for Rainy Days at Forest School”