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Fall Classes 2021 

10-Week Sessions

Please contact info.upstreamforestschool@gmail.com with your child's name, their birthday and the class you're interested in to see if there is space. 

 

Thank you for your love of outdoor learning!

Please see the Registration page for all forms and information on how to register.

Chickadees

Monday 1:00 - 3:30 (Nuthatchers)

Ages 4-5

Teacher: Jessie

Number of children: 5 - 2 AVAILABLE SPOTS

Wednesday 1:00 - 3:30 (Chickadees)
Ages 3-4
Teacher: Jessie and Dawn
Number of children: 10

Being introduced to the core routines of Forest School and becoming comfortable in the outdoor space are two of the main goals of the Chickadees class.  Building on the many fantastic discoveries of the children leads to adventure, knowledge and increased resiliency.

$27.50/class

 Squirrels

 

Monday 9:30-12  (Red Squirrels)

Ages 5-7

Teacher: Jessie 

Number of Children: 6 - 1 AVAILABLE SPOT

 

Tuesdays 1:00 - 3:30 (Grey Squirrels)
Ages 4-6
Teacher: Megan and Dawn
Number of Children: 10

Using the core routines as a guide, the Squirrels class use their growing bodies to discover new uses for tools, become more comfortable in the outdoor space, and grow in their own confidence of their abilities.  Fire is explored in more depth, and knots, shelters and nature arts become more advanced.

$27.50/class

Rabbits

Tuesdays 9:00 - 12:00 (Rabbits)

Wednesdays 8:45 - 11:45 (Cottontails) 
Grades 1-3
Teachers: Lea and Megan (Tues) Jessie and Celine (Wed)
Number of Children: 10

The Rabbits experience physical literacy through hiking, snowshoeing and nutritious movement.  They become independent in their fire skills and delve into carving and creating with tools.  Leading with their questions, the teachers help the children explore their interests with supporting materials, hands-on experience, guest experts and field trips.

$33/class

Rabbits Plus

Tuesdays 12:00 - 2:00 (following the 9-12 Rabbits class)
Grades 1-3
Teacher: Lea 
Number of Children: 6 

 Six children will stay for lunch and continue to work on projects that connect to their homeschooling or HUB curriculum.  The teacher will work with the families' curriulum to create project-based themes that incorporate their literacy, numeracy, social studies, science, and art objectives.  This might include researching topics that relate to their outside experiences, writing up their findings, investigating further as questions arise, learning the  math needed to complete outdoor projects, or completing experiments or art projects that link with their adventures.  These children would use their time after lunch to engage in grade-appropriate school work.

$45/class (includes Rabbits morning class)

Owls

Thursdays 9:30 - 3:30
Grades 4 - 6

Teacher: Lea and Dawn
Number of Children: 10

Tuesday 8:45-11:45 (Burrowing Owls)

Number of Children: 10 - 1 AVAILABLE SPOT

The Owls take their skills to a whole new level through experiential learning and community building.  Self-discovery is key to being in community, and the Owls stretch themselves to build their emotional intelligence and team skills.  Carving and wood working, cooking with fire, problem solving through projects, hikes and snowshoeing - these activities foster both independence and reliance on each other.  The Owls learn to assess risks and trust their instincts, and of course, have a lot of fun!  

$50/class

$33/Burrowing Owls class

Coyotes

Wednesday 9:00 - 12:00
Grades 7 - 9
Teacher: Lea and Dawn
Number of Youth: 10

Coyotes are all individuals: some are tricksters or teasers, some are more "adventuresome, curious, intrepid, shy, bold, bossy, wary, patient, persistent, easy going, tense, care-giving, more or less social or playful" - this class is for everyone! We will explore bush craft together, participating in activities that encourage personal growth and an awareness of the needs of others. Connecting with the natural world in these years is more important than ever, as the more these tweens and teens know themselves, the more confident they will become.  Through adventure based learning and skills learned together, we will form a community that supports each other through adventures and has a lot of fun doing it!  

$33/class

Coyotes Plus

Wednesday 12:00 - 2:00
Grades 7 - 9
Teacher: Lea
Number of Youth: 6


 

Six children will stay for lunch and continue to work on projects that connect to their homeschooling or HUB curriculum.  The teacher will work with the families to create project-based themes that incorporate their literacy, numeracy, critical thinking, scientific inquiry, social studies, and art objectives.  This might include researching topics that relate to their outside experiences, writing their findings in essay or research format, investigating questions using print material (reading for information and understanding), learning the math to enhance their outdoor project, or completing experiments (using the scientific method) or art projects that link with their adventures.  These youth would use their time after lunch to engage in grade-appropriate school work.  

$45/class (includes Coyote's morning class)