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Bees, bears and hawks!

We were so grateful for a visit from a beautiful young Cooper's hawk on Tuesday. They were on the ground eating a ground squirrel when we arrived, and stayed for the first couple hours into our class! Eventually they flew up to a nearby perch only about 20 feet up, and gave us an incredible view from all angles before flying off. Thank you Hawk!

On Thursday we enjoyed a cozy crafting time with our fire while it snowed for part of the day. We rolled beeswax candles and decorated them. Always a favorite wintertime activity!

The Saplings studied words starting with the letter B, so we told stories about bees and bears at this time when both of those creatures are finding warm places to hibernate for the winter. We are enjoying situating our academic learning within the context of the natural world and the earth rhythms moving around us.

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