"Before I scurry into the details of this day, let me touch that web of
timeless peace and drape it gentle on my shoulders."
As most of you dear readers know, each morning in Argyle begins with a walk down the trail. It is this start to the day that sets the tone in our schoolhouse. This fall, K-2 often returned to the trail, returned to the bush, after morning assembly. The autumn days were sunny and crisp. Here amongst the trees, the flowers, and the mushrooms, we got to really know each other. We made new friendships, and rekindled old. We built trust. And most of all, we came back each day with a stronger foundation for a year of community and learning.
In September we were...
|looking for something wonderful|
|stopping to take a look at the grasses here on the trail|
|waking up the senses|
|finding strange buds|
|giving leopard frogs rides|
|showing each other what we found|
|taking many trips to the mushroom forest|
|documenting our findings|
|writing in our explorer books|
|drawing what we observe|
|finding strange mushroom houses in the mushroom forest|
|collecting and comparing leaves|
|playing colour BINGO|
|making stone soup with our garden vegetables|
|learning the alphabet (aspen leaves)|
|making R with rosehips|
|making L with leaves|
In October we...
|picked the grapes to make jelly|
|whipped up some biscuits so we could eat the jelly we made|
|watched the light and the grass change|
|made an N for nature|
|wrote about it|
|found a huge root|
|went to Fort Whyte Centre on an adventure|
|had a pumpkin festival|
|measured, weighed, rolled... pumpkins|
|counted hundreds of seeds|
May you have a beautiful weekend,
Ms Hadfield and co.