Our interesting find of the morning was a new animal skull. The children are experts at looking for clues to predict the type of critter that the bones belonged to. From the size, the placement of the eyes, and the shape of the teeth, we determined that the skull likely belonged to a raccoon. We are also very lucky to have several veterinarian parents in our midst who can offer insight into animal physiology.
On the way back to school, we made a stop at the splash pad playground. The climber was recently replaced, and the children really enjoyed trying out the new swings and slides. There is also a feature where the students could press a button to hear the sounds made by owls, wolves, squirrels, wild turkeys, and moose.
As spring approaches, we will continue to try very hard to take the children outside, even briefly, in all types of weather. The outdoors lifts our spirits and provides authentic opportunities to experience the natural world, challenge our bodies, and engage in spontaneous scientific pursuits. THANK YOU to our amazing families who support the tremendous learning that takes place outside by sending your children to school wearing appropriate outdoor clothing!