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Post-Thanksgiving Stories . .

Zak Kozlowski, December 1, 2016

Tuesday Homeschool at West Hill

Now, let's begin with the adventures of that wild Jay Clan. They were the only Primitive Pursuers caught out in the November Snow Squall. They seized the opportunity to have a massive game of capture the fire (with snowballs), build forts, and craft mythical snow dragons, all while staying toasty warm in abundant layers. And they even took a picture to prove it!

With the snow completely vanished, this week was totally different. The Jay Clan held a Fire Skill Olympics. The events were one match challenges, a coal carrying obstacle course, the classic string burn, and a friction fire showdown.


Thursday Homeschool at East Hill

While we missed the snow, we had fun in other ways up at 4-H acres. We stayed ambitious in our guilds and played a new version of capture the flag in the old horse arena. The play-writing and acting group enacted parts of Aesop's Fables. The caretakers built a door to the Scout pit and safely pulled down a dangerous widow-maker tree near our camp. The sewers added new layers to our forest flag. And the primitive cookers opened up Deerwood Diner one last time, creating a buffet of pancakes with apple and cranberry sauces.

Ithaca Forest Preschool

For our forest Preschoolers, the final days of the Fall trimester are near. We can't wait to celebrate in a couple short weeks. Before we can do that, however, we must finish our final projects.

On Monday, we introduced archery, through story and a real bow created by Sean. On Tuesday, the kids selected special leaves for part of their final project. Melissa also opened up the kids voices, by introducing 4 new songs! She brought her largest djembe drum to accompany them. Wednesday, we went on a long harvesting mission to find the right materials for making bows and arrows. We choose to responsibly harvest some invasive honeysuckle from the land, and the children helped de-bark the branches. And this Thursday, we had a visit for our Homeschool actors, who performed a special play just for the Preschool, while the preschoolers were working on making rattles out of Japanese Knotweed. Woo-hoo.

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