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Excursions and Immersions - Preschool and Homeschool

Zak Kozlowski, April 18, 2017

Tuesday Homeschool at West Hill

Tuesday Homeschoolers were busy making deer leg bones to into bone tools last week! They dove into the spirit of the deer this day, appreciating the many gifts they give us both in tangible tools and awareness skills. Did you know that deer practically didn't exist for a long period in Tompkins county a little over 100 years ago!? We sure are grateful they are in abundance here now. Updates to come on future projects soon. . .

Ithaca Forest Preschool


Expeditions were plentiful last week at IFP. Using compasses, magnifying glasses, and bird guides, Tuesday's crew got a great look at a sapsucker while sneaking up on it. The kids really enjoyed learning about compasses.

On Wednesday, the beaver theme commenced with a trip out to the beaver dam. We heard stories all week to build up to the event, and it was pretty special seeing all the kids reach the dam together.

Thursday Homeschool at East Hill

Thursday was an all-out immersion day, meaning we did not stick to our usual groups. We instead split up into 4 choices for the day. There was a story-acting guild, a cooking group, a village camp remodeling crew, and a crafting circle. The cooking group welcomed the story group over, and a meal was shared in exchange for a play performance. The crafters made some innovative throwing sticks, which fly 30% further than your average throwing stick. Beauty also shared some stories and secrets about traveling, while food was shared with the village camp team.

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