With much more reasonable temperatures, we ventured outside for another Forest Friday! Since we have been talking about animals in the classroom, we continued this theme outside. We gathered at the outdoor classroom and read Stranger in the Woods by Carl R. Sams II and Jean Stoick. We discovered that a snowman was the stranger in the woods!! And the kids that built the snowman left treats on it for the animals! We decided to make out own "strangers" and left some bird seed for any creatures that might find it. Although the snow wasn't conducive to snowman building, we made some "flat strangers" by making snow angels, as well as some other very creative structures.
Also, a huge THANK YOUR to the families that so kindly gave gift cards to the classroom this past holiday, as some of them went to the purchase of drawstring backpacks that we will use on our outside adventures!