The Grade 2 and Grade 3 classes went on an autumn trip to Evergreen Brick Works on Thursday and it was an AMAZING day! The sun was shining, the kids were laughing, and the wildlife was everywhere. We began with a game of Camouflage in the garden before separating into grade groups for a nature walk. The Brick Works staff were so excited to lead the children and help them to see and hear all of the nature and wildlife to be seen. A highlight was eating sumac berries and pine needles. On such a hot, summery day, there were still signs of fall all around us.
After our walks we re-joined for lunch and some free time in the garden. They had free time to build and explore all that the Brickworks Children’s Garden has to offer. The students then broke into four groups and were challenged to build a durable structure for an animal of their choosing that used the natural materials provided in the garden.
After, we went inside to see an Anishinaabe birch bark canoe being built by Mike Ormsby and his team. The children learned how a canoe is built (with a lot of patience and teamwork), and were led on a nature walk to learn about some of the traditional medicines used by First Nations people that can be found in nature. What a special experience!
We came back to school tired but happy. What a great trip!
Emily and Jordan
Grade 2 and 3 Teachers
Children’s Garden School