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The Explorers’ First Hike of the New Year

The Explorers returned to school this week and were ready to get outside. They made many discoveries along the trail.

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Do Cheetahs Purr?

African animals have been a topic of investigation and discussion in the Explorers classroom. In a class vote, cheetah won favorite African animal. The next day, this was the Question of the Day: For facts and information about cheetahs visit … Continue reading

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We look at clouds…

Clouds, big and billowy, tall and threatening, wispy and delicate, they all tell a story about what is happening miles above us. I have always wanted to know more about clouds. To be able to look up and name the … Continue reading

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Sailing Sassafras

View this post on Instagram Sailing sassafras A post shared by Ann Courcy (@barkingfrogfarm) on Oct 20, 2018 at 9:19am PDT

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Schoolmates’ Library – Books for Autumn

Autumn has arrived! It’s time to read books about cool air, big blue skies, busy animals preparing for winter, south-flying birds, the changing color of leaves and more. This year, we started with Goodbye Summer, Hello Autumn, written and illustrated … Continue reading

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Drinking Nectar

At Mimi’s house, I saw a butterfly drinking nectar. — Hallie, almost 5-years-old

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Explorer Finds from the Trail

As we hike the trails around Schoolmates, the eagle-eye Explorers discover many things that interest them. Here are some things they found this week. The Explorers really like worms.

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My Back to School Hike

First day of school had arrived for Stephen and Aurora. I put them on their bus and returned to my now quiet kitchen. My school starts a week later than theirs, so I had the day to myself. I made … Continue reading

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Signs of Chipmunks

During a hike in New York, a piece of wood caught my eye. Its was weathered white and circular in shape. When I knelt down to take a picture of it, I noticed an opened nutshell, then another, and another. … Continue reading

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Goldfinch Fever

At the first hint of spring, I bought two bright yellow thistle feeders—one for the Explorers and one for me and my family. In my twenties, I visited my friends Greg and Melinda, in Martha’s Vineyard. Their house had a … Continue reading

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