Designed to engage and inspire young writers and story tellers, the video below explores mystery holes found in the snow:
Where does rain come from?!:
I recently saw a post from 3 or 4 years ago of the first tree I had planted of a small tree plantation project. It worked hard to establish itself but is growing well now. See the same tree below 3-4 years apart.
In other exciting news, I’ve been working towards a school based project to plant a “Tiny Forest.” After writing an initial proposal, we have received our first approval. Fingers crossed we move ahead next spring…
A tiny forest?
The Tiny Forest idea was started by Japanese Botanist, Akira Miyawaki who started planting small dense forests in urban areas. Watch the video from the BBC World Service, below for more information on tiny forests:
She was hired by the Global Interagency Security Forum (GISF) to help their members create better training programmes and grow awareness of appropriate storytelling.
Christine interviewed and filmed my video creation process. You can watch her video below:
I am pleased with her video and grateful to be asked.
And very happy to help others create content…
It’s been a good year:
Outside when possible and appropriate.
We ended the year by planting two trees in the ground.
Smiles all ’round.
During May’s rains, my kindergarten students discovered WORMS in the playground.
And the world came to a screeching halt. Plans changed. Educators pivoted and we started investigating the world of worms! Read alouds, making and measuring plasticine worms, writing about worms and… the highlight was a visit from 36 wiggly, lovely, live worms.
It was muddy.
It was messy.
I was GLORIOUS!
A bird has made a nest 3 metres from our front door. Below is a series of very short videos documenting the bird’s nesting / laying cycle.
The bird does this most years very close to our front door and we are vey careful to be mindful of the birds’ needs.
April 20, 2022. The nest is being built:
April 25, 2022. The first egg appears:
April 27, 2022. More eggs appear:
April 28, 2022. The mama bird protects the eggs:
May 2, 2022. Our nest blew away in a wind storm (April 29th.) Eggs were lost. Mat Gorr continues to document his robin nest (Thanks Mat!):