Our second session of this year’s primary teachers study group was hosted by Anna and Shannon at McNeely Elementary. Anna shared the book about mushrooms that her students researched and wrote after finding and investigating the mushrooms they found in their mini-forest near the school.
The class was also inspired by one of our study group books, Anywhere Artist, and went out into their mini-forest to create art with found materials.
The land art of UK artist James Brunt (on twitter at @RFJamesUK) also inspired us to take on the #100LeavesChallenge.
Anna and Shannon toured us through McNeely’s new outdoor learning space and through their mini-forest, adjacent to the school.
Together we shared ideas for how different plants, trees and animals could inspire mathematical thinking or questions to investigate.
Thank you to Anna and Shannon for hosting us!