Wild About the Woods
This blog was born out of a teacher asking “wouldn’t it be great if we had some way to better learn about what other educators and their students are doing in the Hyla Woods forests?”. Of course, those of us on the Hyla Woods team responded with two things: 1) an enthusiastic “yes!”, and 2) a this blog.
Five years and many posts later, the experiment has been a success and the blog provides an ever evolving and growing compendium chronicling the good work done in the forests – by students of all types.
In keeping with that spirit, we encourage you to read this recently published piece by Catlin Gabel School second grade teachers Natanya Biskar and Laura Morton summarizing their students’ explorations and discoveries in the Timber Forest. It is particularly exciting to see how this work fits into both the yearlong work of the second grade as well as the school’s overarching educational philosophy.