Week 5; Oz Farm

Tuesday September 17, 2019
Waning Gibbous Moon

Today the Forest Kinder students had their first adventure to Oz Farm!  We had such an amazing time!  When we first arrived, we were greeted by our new friend Abby, who joined us for morning circle in the Redwoods.  We sang songs and danced together, and then Abby shared with us some rules about playing on the farm, such as only munching on apples that have already fallen to the earth (and only sometimes,) and making sure that when we play, we are outside of the garden beds.  After making these agreements, the children went off to play in the trees.  There were tree stumps that reminded us of stages, and we also played a short game of hide and seek.  We had snack in the Redwood Grove, and then meandered down to the river, munching blackberries as we went (Abby said we are free to enjoy the blackberries.  Yumm!!)
On the way to the river we were being chased by a mighty unicorn!  Despite this danger, the children were mindful to draw arrows in the mud on the trail so we could find our way back to the van after our adventure.  Once at the river, we took off our shoes, rolled up our pants, and jumped into the cold water.  The students had a wonderful time catching frogs and bugs, climbing trees, and drawing in the sand with sticks.  And just like that, it was time to head back to school.  How did that happen so fast!?  We put our shoes and socks back on, headed back to the trail, and played monster chase games all the way back to the car.