forest days

Connection to the Natural World is an important one for even the youngest of children ages 3 1/2 - 5.  Our forest days will allow for play-based learning in a woodland setting at Mine Falls Park.  Other components from Chapel School such as Mindfulness, Brain Gym, Yoga, and Music will also be integrated into our day.

After a short "hike" to our meeting spot, students will gather for a check in time and morning greeting. We will check on the temperature and reflect on expectations and our schedule for the day.  An hour or more of free play will be followed by snack.  After snack, students will take a few minutes to write or draw about their day in their handmade journal.  Our time in nature will end with gathering our gear and hiking back to the parking lot for parent pick up.  As students become accustomed to being in the woods, we will explore areas in the park outside of our designated meeting space.  A minimum of 3 students are required to run a class with a maximum of 8 students.