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The Explorers:

The explorers started off by discussing what they think an explorer is “find things,” “look for things” and what they would like to cook and prepare for their friends, bread and soup. The children started whittling the sticks and wanted to make sure they had enough for everyone in the class. The explorers have been developing their ability to use tools safely and effectively. They have been whittling sticks to remove the bark and also using a hack saw to cut them to size. We have discussed what we might need to create a fire, the children decided that they will need sticks and leaves, but they were wet at Squirrel School. Therefore, the children got a bag and collected some leaves and sticks to dry out at school. In addition, the children have been practising using the flints to create a fire as in the coming weeks they will be creating their own camp fire to cook food.

The Artists:

The artists worked on a collaborative project trying to capture Squirrel School and bring it back to the classroom. The Artists used digital cameras to photograph and sketched their view of the woods at Squirrel School. They collected natural resources such as moss and bark and created their own mud paints using natural pigment from mud and foliage. The children pulled all of their ideas together to create a mural that is displayed for all to enjoy in the classroom.

The story tellers:

The story tellers started off their project by talking about what their favourite stories are and why “my favourite story is about a little rabbit. It’s from Christmas, he puts the toys away.” After this, the children then discussed what character they would be in a story and what would they do “I would be princess Elena of Avatar and I would make everyone listen to me and save Avatar.” From this, the children discussed how they can create their own story “with letter shapes,” “draw a story and write our names.” They then created their own story and then shared it with the rest of their group who listened to the story well.

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