Forest School – Homeschool-Age

Forest School Programs for Homeschoolers
Nature-Based Learning through Exploration & Experience

Forest School for Ages 4.5-12
Weekly Options, September-June
*Choose ONE or BOTH Options
3-Day Option2-Day Option
Days: M, T, W
Time:
9am-3pm
Ages: 4.5-12
Groups: Kinder, Adventure, Wild, Wilder
Locations: Broward – Ft. Lauderdale – Bonnet House & Birch Park; Dade – N. Miami – Greynolds Park
Days: Th-F
Time:
9am-3pm
Ages: 4.5-12
Groups: Kinder, Adventure, Wild, Wilder
Locations: Broward – Ft. Lauderdale – Bonnet House & Birch Park; Dade – N. Miami – Greynolds Park
Program Focus:
Integration of language arts, cultural studies and history, science and mathematics into the students’ discoveries in the forest. Integration of place-based ecology and stewardship, seasonal awareness and the rhythms of cultural traditions and celebrations into the students’ discoveries in the forest.
Program Focus:
Integration of language arts, cultural studies and history, science and mathematics into the students’ discoveries in the forest. Integration of place-based ecology and stewardship, seasonal awareness and the rhythms of cultural traditions and celebrations into the students’ discoveries in the forest.
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Forest School Daily Flow & Schedule

TimeSubject/Activity
9-9:30amArrival & Forest Play
*9:30*Morning Song
9:40 – 10:45Early Morning Block
10:45 – 11:15Snack & Play
11:15 – 12:45Late Morning Block
*12:45-1:15 *Wash & Lunch 
1:15- 2:45Afternoon Block
2:45- 3:15Clean Up & Walk Out
*2:55-3:15*Closing Song  & Dismissal

Forest School Groups

Kinder Roots

Nature-Based Learning through Play & Discovery

The Kinder Roots are provided time to explore, learn and play – with the forest as their muse. Each teacher, as nature guide, creates a flow within the day that encourages the children to discover the wonders of nature, of themselves and of each other. Each day the Kinder Roots head out through the woods to explore, learn and play in the forest…following the path to discovery. This class is designed for children ages 4.5 (by start date) to age 6. Take Root directors and teachers take into consideration both the age and the social and emotional development of each child when determining their group placement.

Adventure Roots

Nature-Based Learning through Play, Discovery & Exploration

As the Adventure Roots explore the forest – the wonders of nature and the science of what is going on around them causes them to become curious, to ask questions and to want to learn more. Through inquiry and experimenting, the children learn and come to conclusions. The teachers provides resources that expand on those interests – creating a curriculum that emerges from the curiosity of the children. This class is designed for children ages 7 (by start date) to age 8. Take Root directors and teachers take into consideration both the age and the social and emotional development of each child when determining their group placement.

Wild Roots

Nature-Based Learning through Exploration & Experience

The Wild Roots are inspired and guided to learn about the workings of the natural world and the role of humans within that natural world. Every day the Wild Roots kids explore the outdoor environment – in the forest or at the edge of the sea. Nature provides the poetry, the stories, the lab, the classroom, the think-tank…in which the kids observe, collect data, hypothesize, experiment, create, make, listen and do. The students work together in a collaborative effort, with the environment, themselves and each other. This class is designed for children ages 8.5 (by start date) to age 10. Take Root directors and teachers take into consideration both the age and the social and emotional development of each child when determining their group placement.

Wilder Roots

Nature-Based Learning through Exploration, Experience & Action

The Wilder Roots continue to use the forest as the inspiration as the backdrop to the children’s learning. The students work together in a collaborative effort, with the environment, themselves and each other. As they grow, they expand outward by participating in stewardship projects that support the local environment and the wider community. This class is designed for children ages 11 (by start date) to age 12. Take Root directors and teachers take into consideration both the age and the social and emotional development of each child when determining their group placement.