The children from CORE school in Rome came to the Hazelhut to learn more about native American culture and especially totem poles. They listened to a story about 2 clever twins who found their way back to the village by using their senses. Then we all went into the woods to see what we could find out about ourselves.
Autumn has come to the Hazelhut and there was so much to look at - fallen leaves, chestnuts, mushrooms, fruits and of course the chickens and rabbits needed a visit too!
The children enjoyed an outdoor snack and play.
Then they started work on their own totems in the art room.
The weather was so nice that we had lunch outside, supplemented by some roasted chestnuts from the forest!
In the afternoon the children chose an animal which represented their character and made a section of a totem in that form. Many chose birds, but we also had a butterfly, a wolf, an elephant, mice and a fox!
When everyone had finished, we went back to the dining room to reflect on the work. Each child made a small presentation about their animal and then it was time to say goodbye.
We loved having these well behaved and hard working students back at the Hazelhut. Come back soon!