Wrapping Things Up - Homeschool and Preschool
Zak Kozlowski, June 2, 2017
Ithaca Forest Preschool
On Tuesday at Forest Preschool, there was a throwing stick challenge upon arrival. On Thursday, there was an archery range. Any time we lead throwing or projectile skills, we make sure to have a throwing line and a safety line to wait behind. Kids also challenged each other to pick stinging nettle carefully with gloves. Our nettle patch is growing and growing.
On Wednesday, we practiced more log chopping, and the kids worked on a new project. Zak brought in some freshly cut ash logs for the kids to peel and make folded pouches, and they turned out pretty nice!
Tuesday Homeschool at West Hill
Tuesday was filled with challenges. We split into two groups and put our awareness and hunter/gatherer skills to the test, with challenges including a blindfold woods walk, an epic round of camouflage, throwing sticks and a plant identification challenge.
We spent the rest of the day reminiscing on all our amazing memories at Tuesday Homeschool, cooking on maybe our last fire and planning a big game of ultimate fox tail.
Thank you families for such an amazing group of kids! Can't wait to celebrate the season with you at the final festival next week!
Thursday Homeschool at East Hill
We can’t wait to see the families out next Thursday, as well. As many of you know, we are planning to fire up our cob oven for the first time on that day. We finished it up this past week, adding the final layers of cob, digging out the sand, and decorating the oven into a turtle.Other groups finished off last projects, such as ash bark baskets, and the new scout pit shelter.
We rounded out the day with another exciting round of Capture the Flag!