Nature Immersion as a Self-Soothing Therapy

Nature Immersion as a Self-Soothing Therapy

When I was a teenager and it felt that the world was crashing down around me, there was a certain beech tree I would climb for solace. In those limbs I felt safe, protected and I could feel myself calm as I lay in its branches. I learned that nature was a source of comfort: […]

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Cedarsong Emergent Curriculum – March 2016

Cedarsong Emergent Curriculum – March 2016

By Erin Kenny ©2016 The mild March weather yielded many signs of spring, including dandelion flowers, red huckleberry flowers and salmonberry flowers; cottonwood husks on the ground; babies in the sword fern nests and measurable and remarkable bracken fern growth; new sprouts of miner’s lettuce, sticky wicky and shot weed; and new leaves on the […]

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Cedarsong Emergent Curriculum – February 2016

Cedarsong Emergent Curriculum – February 2016

By Erin Kenny ©2016 February was a mix of dark low hanging clouds, lots of fog, light sprinkles of rain and downpours although we did notice some early signs of Spring. There were even several days when the temperature was warm enough for bare feet. We talked a lot this month about how even though […]

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Cedarsong Emergent Curriculum – January 2016

Cedarsong Emergent Curriculum – January 2016

By Erin Kenny ©2016 January was the coldest month so far and we got a chance to study ice. During the coldest week, we took field trips to the meadow every day where the little stream and vernal pond had frozen. As the week progressed and the weather warmed, the ice diminished and we could […]

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