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August’s Camp Farmstead Nature Notes

August is a busy month closing Camp Farmstead and preparing for the school year. We were able to enjoy the last couple of weeks of camp, and the campers shared some wonderful Nature Notes. The campers observed lots of bugs, birds, and weather changes this month. Several cicadas were spotted, along with butterflies and caterpillars. […]

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July’s Camp Farmstead Nature Notes

July has been a month of heat and water. The two abiotic factors combine in various ways that the students at the Farmstead get to see, hear, and feel each day. We often notice dew in the cooler mornings before the heat of the day dries it up, or sometimes it lasts until we get […]

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June’s Camp Farmstead Nature Notes

June has been a month full of new friends! Camp started and the fun began! The farmstead was full of life in the month of June! Not only human life running around, but lots of new plants thriving and so many animals and insects making appearances! Vegetables are growing in the garden and friends were […]

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May’s Sprouts Nature Notes

I can’t believe that the school year is wrapping up. The kids have been loving the warm weather and all the green and flowers that have been growing! The Sprouts have been making all sorts of observations during Nature Notes. They have noticed small changes and big changes, they noticed the buttercup flowers have come […]

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May’s Littlest Learners Nature Notes

Wow! I can’t believe how fast this month has gone by! We are officially experiencing summer weather! May’s moon is called strawberry moon and it is all about abundance and joy as we dive into this growing season! We are seeing lots of strawberries ripe and ready for market around the farmstead. Flowers are blooming […]

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February’s Sprouts Nature Notes

February started off with strong winter weather and began to show us signs of spring as the month came to a close. The Sprouts noticed that the snow we received was still sticking around in certain spots around the Farmstead. It wasn’t sticking around everywhere, just in the places that didn’t get much sunlight like […]

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February’s Littlest Learners Nature Notes

Worms, insects, and flowers oh my! At the beginning of the month, we still had snow on the farmstead! Days were cold and wet! Layers were especially important! Focusing on our bodies’ temperatures was key to enjoying our full day of outside play! We also experienced lots of rain! By the second week of February, […]

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3 Winter Crafts

Winter break is a great time to bust out the crafts! Here are three ideas to get you and your kiddos started! Tissue Paper Snowman A quick and easy-to-setup craft that can keep your little ones occupied for quite a while! All you’ll need is construction paper, glue, and tissue paper. Great for when it’s […]

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October’s Littlest Learners Nature Notes

It was our second full month of the school year and it was much more settled in and connected to each other, to our spaces, and our rhythms. One of our repeating rhythms is Moon Club (which is from Wilderchild) and guides us through the phases of the moon, their emotional/ reflective/ growth attributes as […]

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