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Posted: November 3, 2017

It's about that time

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Now that November is here, snow can really happen at any time, so I thought I would share a helpful video of how to dress warm in the winter.  The video is very helpful and the advice easy peasy.

This is gonna be super important in the upcoming weeks - dressing appropriately for winter.

Quick tips:

  • Always waterproof over water resistant - there's a big diff.
  • Waterproof gloves or mittens (mittens preferably, they are not just easier to get on, but actually are warmer due to better air circulation from the heat the kiddos generate).
  • Fleece, wool, or a synthetic material over cotton - cotton will not keep you warm if you get wet or sweat.
  • The best foot insulators are wool socks because they wick the moisture away and a boot that is one size bigger will help keep your kiddos feet warm because the extra wiggle room helps with circulation and moves that heat around. Boots + bulky socks - the wiggle room = frozen ice bricks for feet aka. cold and uncomfortable kids.

Posted: November 3, 2017

Today was our first adventure in the rain and the kiddos had a blast.  Considering it was raining and all the jumping (and sitting) we did in the puddles, we returned inside with only a few minor clothing changes.  This is a reminder to please send a change of clothes to school for your child.  We will be going outdoors rain or shine and fun happens.  

Please include:  pants, underwear, socks, and a shirt.

It is also getting cooler, so if children can arrive or come prepared with a hat, that would be wonderful.

Posted: November 3, 2017

Posted: November 3, 2017

Rain, rain, come our way!  We want to play with you today.  Mother earth was in need of a good rain and we were long over due for some serious puddle jumping.  Today after we reviewed our Adventure rules, we thanked mother earth for the rain and in this video, as the kiddos were enjoying a walk in the ditch, they were mindful to pick up some garbage they spotted.  It brings us great joy to see the students taking care of their forest space and the school grounds.

Posted: November 3, 2017

On Halloween, the playground was decorated and the children had a blast playing super heros, hunting zombies, and saving eachother from this "sticky" trap.  In this sweet little clip, Weston is exploring his imagination (dramatic play) and playing with his classmates - "help, help, help."  Thank goodness he got away.

Posted: November 3, 2017

When you're on the move and outdoors, you never know what cool things you may see.

Posted: November 3, 2017

On this beautiful day, we loaded up the wagon with our buckets and went for a walk in search of some dirt for our mud kitchen.  While there the kiddos climbed, dug, and filled our buckets.  They were such great helps and did most of the work, including loading the buckets into the wagon.  While we worked, we watched a payloader fill a dump truck with dirt - how many scoops to fill the truck?

Posted: November 3, 2017

This week was Halloween, we also stole some dirt for our mud kitchen and watched tractors do some work, and then we end our week by playing in the rain.

Posted: November 2, 2017

 “Team K4!”  It’s our code.  We sing it, chant it, scream it, and are reminded of it daily.  We play together, eat together, cry together, laugh together, fight together, and learn together.  We have each other’s back and in this sweet little clip, after a quick Zombie hunt, these two took a break and started to pick up garbage they noticed around our forest space.  We have spoken about how litter doesn’t belong on the ground, and definitely not in our woods where we play.  Reesey Pie went into the bush to collect this bag she spotted and struggled to get back through, so Dax jumped in to hold the branches back.

Teamwork makes the dream work.

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