What is a Forest School? Thanks for asking! Watch and learn what nature-based education looks like at the Kickapoo Valley Forest School in Wisconsin. https://photos.app.goo.gl/Hx5BqJwf8T7DAdq39
Thinking about your child becoming a KVFS Snail? Enrollment opens on Wednesday, February 1st. Our enrollment page is updated with current information. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions! https://www.kickapoovalleyforestschool.org/o/kvfs/page/enrollment
February 1st is right around the corner! Reach out to us with any questions as you're considering KVFS for your young learner!
KVFS is two hours delayed today
Forest School students are READY for more snow!! It was fun and challenging to learn how to get into and out of the ski bindings and trying out snow shoes on what little was left of the snow. However now they are excitedly awaiting an opportunity to take their skis out into some fresh snow! Lets go Winter! #winter #crosscountryskiing #learningtoski #forestschool #optoutside #outdooreducation #publicforestschool #wisconsinforestschool #kickapoovalley #driftlesswisconsin #kickapoovalleyforestschool #lafargewi
“They [schoolhouses] should be built in a woods beside a stream. Where you can wade, swim, and be comfortable in the summer, and slide and skate in the winter. The windows should be cut to the floor and stand wide open so that the birds and butterflies could pass through. You ought to learn your geography by climbing a hill, walking through a valley, wading creeks, making islands in them, and promontories, capes and peninsulas along the bank.” -Gene Stratton-Porter #forestschool #kickapoovalleyforestschool #natureinspiredlearning #learningoutside #optoutside #KVFS #LFSD #KVR #lafargewi #wisconsin #wisconsinforestschool #kickapoovalley
Not so long ago Forest School students and their families enjoyed a lantern walk and some fireside snacks as a way to enjoy the shortest day of the year. When working on something at school, having the element of purpose added to the activity makes it that much more meaningful! What fun it was to enjoy and celebrate the season! Thank you ! #forestschool #forestcharterschool #optoutside #ourdooreducation #kickapoovalleyforestschool #lafargewi #LFSD #KVFS #kickapoovalleyreserve
Kickapoo Valley Forest School will be delayed by two hours on Thursday, January 5.
As warm and cozy as our classroom spaces are where we play math and reading games, paint, listen to stories or create beeswax sculptures, the wonderland of winter is always beckoning us outdoors. There we find a different kind of warmth, one that is created from us, from moving, playing and exploring. Wisconsin winters can be long but if we embrace it, it flies right by! One way that we know many people enjoy winter is to watch birds, often from inside ones house or with a pair of binoculars. Forest school has a recommendation for an even more exciting way to observe birds. Next time before you refill your bird feeder try laying directly underneath it, place a small handful of bird feed on your coat and see what happens! #forestschool #moresnowplease #wisconsinforestschool #lafargeschooldistrict #optoutside #natureschool #wisconsin #kickapoovalleyreserve #birdwatching
KVFS will run on a 2-hour delay today, Tuesday, Jan 3.
Kickapoo Valley Forest School will be CLOSED on Thursday, December 22 due to the Winter Storm Warning. Our Winter Break was scheduled to begin on Friday, Dec 23- school will resume on Tuesday, January 3. Have a safe and snowy break, KVFS Friends and Families!
Snow! Glorious, creative and truly exhausting snow! We have an abundance of snow and it is such a creative delight! Snow angels, snow octipi, snow dragons... snowmobiles made out of snow, they're not very fast but they do the trick. Forest schooling takes an adventuresome spirit and luckily Wisconsin seems to have lots of hearty, adventuresome people! #lafargewi #kvfs #forestschooling #forestschoolsofwisconsin #optoutside #schoolingoutdoors #kickapoovalleyforestschool #winterwonderland #wisconsin
Celebrating can be as simple as a dance party and roasting hot dogs over an open fire. Last week KVFS fist graders celebrated the completion of their new classroom building! #firstgrade #celebrate #forestschool #kickapoovalleyforestschool #publicforestschool #lafargewi #lfsd
KVFS Families - Please check your email for an important update about our schedule the rest of the week. Stay healthy! #GoSnails
On this Giving Tuesday, we hope that you will consider supporting Kickapoo Valley Forest School, and the important growth and learning that happens here! Make a tax deductible donation here: https://www.paypal.com/donate/?hosted_button_id=MNFLCWZ8XKRD2
The time it takes to bundle up in layers of warm gear is so worth it to be able to delight in the first snow of the season! #firstsnow #forestschool #kvfs #happywinter #optoutside #outdooreducation #publicforestschool #charterschool #lafargewi #kickapoovalleyreserve #kickapoovalleyforestschool #lfsd
Friendly Reminder that there is no school at Kickapoo Valley Forest School this week! We're here Monday and Tuesday at KVFS@lafarge.k12.wi.us
KVFS' Fall Break is next week! The full week is planned as it overlaps with Wisconsin's gun deer hunting season. On Monday and Tuesday next week, staff will be working and learning together with the shared goal of continuous improvement of what we do at KVFS, and we'll also be packing in preparation to move into the 1st grade's new classroom building. Have a safe and cozy break, forest schoolers and families!
The long-awaited KVFS Merchandise is here! And it looks awesome. We have two designs in several different colors. We have sweatshirts, t-shirts and hats (stocking caps on the way too). And we have kids and adult sizes. Prices range from $10-$30. This KVFS merchandise will make great holiday gifts and support our little school! We hope you'll come buy lots! The school store (otherwise known as the KVR Meeting Room) will be open this week Wednesday-Friday from 2:30-3:30pm before and after school pick up. And on Monday and Tuesday, November 28th and 29th at the same times. Supplies are limited and will be sold on a first come first serve basis. If supplies run out we will have order forms available, however, orders must be placed by November 29th to ensure holiday delivery. We will not be able to receive orders after the 29th. We look forward to seeing you in the KVFS school store!
Play for its own sake. "Self consciousness is the greatest inhibitor to creativity. How can we discover something new if we are recycling past thought--and perhaps insecurities -- over and over in our minds? For creativity to flower, it must grow free of old patterns of thinking and being. Children are uninhibited and naturally spontaneous; in their enthusiasm, they jump feet first into whatever they're doing. " -Joseph Cornell, Author of Deep Nature Play