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Week 31 at The Montessori Field School

Happy Mother's Day to all of our wonderful moms!! We hope you enjoyed the beautiful cyanotype prints that your children made for you. Also known as "sun prints," we created them by pressing flowers/leaves and laying them on a special cyanotype fabric in the sun. The part of the fabric exposed to sunlight turns that wonderful blue color.

This week we spent a great deal of time away from Base Camp. Days at the lake shelter were filled with "fishing" off the dock (a crowd favorite), wading in the shallows, spotting wildlife (turtles, fish, baby goslings, chipmunks, skinks, and more!), and exploring the trail around the lake.

We also ventured to the "little creek" where the children enjoyed new climbing challenges. We spotted a green frog (that's the name of the species, as well as an accurate description) and large black rat snack. Our homeschool group did an introductory assessment of stream health by taking inventory of the species they were able to find.

We also tried a couple of new edible plants this week, including sorrel and pineapple weed (which literally tastes like pineapple!).

Huge thank you for your generous Teacher Appreciation gifts and acknowledgments! We love working with your kids and what we do very rarely feels like work. We feel deep gratitude to have such a wonderful community of families and are excited to continue this journey with you.

Things to Look Forward To

  • Our schoolhouse is out for bid with a handful of local construction companies. If all goes as planned, construction should begin within the next month or so.

  • We will have camp weeks May 30-June 2 and June 5-9. Looking forward to a couple weeks with new friends and new adults to share their talents!

Ways to Get Involved

  • Let us know if you'd like to share a talent, skill, or holiday with the children!

  • Check out our Amazon Wishlist.

  • We are chatting about the possibility of having a slightly more formal parent group next year to help with coordinating volunteer opportunities, planning our quarterly family gatherings, etc. Mull that opportunity over and let us know if that's something you'd like to be involved with!

See you next week!

Heather & Kris

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