Forest School | Wonder Guide

This is a sample overview of one week's lesson. Your Forest School Box contains complete open-and-go lessons with easy to follow instructions that equip you to offer your children an enriching Forest School class in your wild places. In order to keep your homeschool journey simple and connecting we have designed our boxes to be used for multiple grades. Our Keepers Box is for students in K-3rd grade and our Seekers Box is for students in 4th-6th grade. Included in both boxes are "Together" lessons where grade assignments overlap to encourage family connection.

 

[Each week's lessons are designed to be completed in the required 6+ hours of instruction time.]

Plant Wall Art

K-3rd | Keepers Box

Week 3 | Forest Fruits

Science + Nature 

  • Read Food Anatomy pg. 41

  • Complete Wonder page [What is A Fruit?]

  • Make a transverse cut of an apple

  • Create an apple print

Story + Music 

  • Read Brambly Hedge: Summer Story 

  • Using botany cards, learn to recognize elderflower, honeysuckle, wild rose, forget me nots

  • Listen to Vivaldi's Four Seasons "Summer"

Art + Handwork

  • Complete art study: The Basket of Apples by Paul Cézanne

Movement + Freeplay

  • Go apple picking: examine the tree and describe what you see

  • Map your yard or favorite woods, or try the Woodland Mapping activity card

Forest to Table 

  • Examine and taste a variety of apples: Paint them in your notebook

  • Read Farm Anatomy pg. 103 [Apple varieties]

  • Read Farm Anatomy pg. 181 [Make apple bread]

Nature Notebooking

  • Join Forest School teacher online for weekly nature notebooking class

  • Watercolor technique | Apples

Fresh Runner Beans

All grades | TOGETHER

Week 3 | Forest Fruits

Science + Nature 

  • Read Food Anatomy pg. 41

  • Complete Wonder page [What is A Fruit?]

  • Make a transverse cut of an apple

  • Create an apple print

Story + Music 

  • Read or listen to the story of Johnny Appleseed

  • Read How To Make An Apple Pie and See the World

  • Listen to Vivaldi's Four Seasons "Summer"

Art + Handwork

  • Complete art study: The Basket of Apples by Paul Cézanne

Movement + Freeplay

  • Go apple picking: examine the tree and describe what you see

  • Map your yard or favorite woods, or try the Woodland Mapping activity card

Forest to Table 

  • Examine and taste a variety of apples: Paint them in your notebook

  • Read Farm Anatomy pg. 103 [Apple varieties]

  • Read Farm Anatomy pg. 181 [Make apple bread]

Nature Notebooking

  • Join Forest School teacher online for weekly nature notebooking class

  • Watercolor technique | Apples

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4th-6th | Seekers Box

Week 3 | Forest Fruits

Science + Nature 

  • Label the cortex, core, capillary bundles

  • Make a longitudinal cut of an apple: create a print

  • Label: peduncle, endocarp, mesocarp, style, stamen, loculus, seed, exocarp, sepal

  • Understand oxidation [Why apples turn brown after cutting]

  • Read Farm Anatomy pg. 102 [Cross pollination]

Story + Music 

  • Read The Secret Garden ch. 3

  • Using botany cards, learn to recognize Lesser Hawkbit (Leontodon taraxoides) [How does this flower describe the chapter?] 

  • Paint the flower and write a short description

Art + Handwork

  • Complete art study: The Basket of Apples by Paul Cézanne

Movement + Freeplay

  • Go apple picking: examine the tree and describe what you see

  • Map your yard or favorite woods, or try the Woodland Mapping activity card

Forest to Table 

  • Complete chart to describe which was your favorite apple

Nature Notebooking

  • Join Forest School teacher online for weekly nature notebooking class

  • Watercolor technique | Apples