Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Just some pictures from Forest School today. Mondays are busy with walking Kin to school and then heading off for Forest School and we stayed until about 12:45 this time. Duke's toes got cold (silly mom didn't force the wool sock issue) and wanted to leave, but I found some toe warmers and he got distracted by the fish in the river. All of those deep red streaks are big salmon. The kids loved it.
They helped make a sort of color wheel with things in nature and then the circle of life happened upon the shore. They were very interested in the dying salmon and we talked about how it makes food for other others and then it got a second wind and righted itself. Duke then stayed for about an hour more. Then, we came home and ate lunch with a little relaxing before picking up Kin from school. Then, dinner and then the PTA meeting. I am so domestic!
Kincaid wanted me to write: A life cycle of Salmon is a special pattern that goes like this - egg, alvein, fry, smolt, adult salmon, and spawning salmon. If you see a red splotch in the river, that means you see a Salmon. If it is in a river where you can net Salmon and your home is close, go to your parents and ask if you could catch a Salmon. Tell them, "Mom, Dad there is a Salmon in the river."
Duke wanted me to write: "Be good to the Salmon Streams."
Monday, September 29, 2014
We took a little bike ride to the Tudor Bridge. The boys made it the whole way there and back (with a large amount of whining...)
Then, Sunday we did some orienteering. Instead of doing the easiest course, we opted to go one level up to the Yellow Level. The boys were amazing - did the entire thing with NO complaining. Lots of bribery was used, but they were so strong and didn't give up even when we had to follow my trail of swamp and muck.
Friday, September 26, 2014
We had a nice walk then a three hour eye appointment. Yes, it took that long in the office. My brain was about mush, but the boys were amazingly patient. I was about screaming and they were wonderful.
We rushed home to dinner and a birthday party with bopper!