“There is a ‘moreness’ to nature that science does not explore. This ‘moreness’ incorporates the development of creativity, cultural awareness, spirituality, cognitive abilities: mental and physical health, mindfulness, and caring qualities in both children and adults. ” In Forest school we seek to explore both the 
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We were very happy and grateful to have some of our parents join us for our session today. We got to be the leaders for our adults and show them what and how we’ve been learning. We learn with our whole being in Forest school: 
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We are grateful for: During sit spot we noticed:
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Gorse Mother – From The Suns babies by Edith Howes. The Gorse-Mother lived hidden away in the middle of a big gorse bush on a hill. She was an extremely busy person, for, like the old woman who lived in a shoe, she had so 
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We are noticing so much happening in nature. Today we got to know the fairy tree and drank her tea and asked the fairies to grant us wishes. We all have wishes. Wishes are lovely; they sometimes help us know what we love. Some wishes 
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The grandmother tree introduced us to one of her flower friends today – the bluebell. On our way up to base camp we met some bluebells and were very careful not to tread on their leaves or pick their flowers. Some of us heard the 
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On the way up to our base camp the junior infants went looking for daisies. The daisies would later be made into daisy tea. We also looked out for gifts for the grandmother tree. Some of the juniors found flowers and leaves or something they 
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When everyone arrived, they began collecting dandelions for the dandelion tea that they would be having later. After we had enough dandelions everybody told us their animal names and then we started a game of fox and rabbit. Once the game was over we started 
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Junior Infants found lots of amazing things in the woods and were very surprised to get a letter from the grandmother tree. We are building connections with the place and the plants and the birds and the squirrels and how things change each week. Some 
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