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Click Here for more details and registration. Always feel free to check our calender and visit us for a day or two and see if our tribe is a good fit for your tribe!
|Loving on Old Friends
|Enjoying New Spaces with Old Friends
|Making New Friends
More About Our Tribe:
Our tribe gatherings offer families a full day outdoors, year round, in natural settings. Introduced in the fall of 2008, our group started with about ten children spending the days on organic farms, in the forests and wild places, or out in municipal parks. Our families are engaged in a rhythm that includes circle, funshops offered from its members, story, gardening and some child-led activities. The motto for the class is, there is no such thing as bad weather, just bad clothing choices.
We will start the day with preparation of space and snack, we begin with an opening verse to greet each other and the world followed by a seasonally themed verse for the younger children and usually a seasonal poem for the adults and older children. Sometimes we have a song or stretch. Then we have announcements and explain the funshops and work of the day.
As an eclectic mix of homeschoolers, we like to call our workshops--funshops instead. That is an important part of the co-op/tribe experience--I do not teach everything, members bring something they know or want to know to share with the group. Sometimes it is an ongoing project, often there is gardening work, sometimes a simple craft, letterboxing, fire building, photography, yoga, etc. As to embrace sustainable learning, we want to stay away from boxed lessons and worksheets and explore the world together--we as adults have passion to explore the world, so let's explore with our children.
We finish the day with lunch, free play, and exploration (wee children are welcome to nap on site or head home to their cozy nap nest). We will finish up the day at with a share circle (show and tell) and a closing verse.
What to bring:
--potluck snack to share (finger food only please)
--your water bottle
--nest supplies for little ones
--something to sit on
--bug and sun screen
--supplies for funshop (if it is your turn)
What is the cost?
If you want to just visit when it works for you there is a $5 (*trade value) fee per family per tribe gathering.
If you would prefer to join our co-op, we will have extra registration forms ready and would like to have them completed at that time. (there is a $20 (*trade value) registration fee per family) NOTE: I could only access the registration forms by right clicking and copy/paste link
If you want join the tribe but the timing does not work for you, please keep an eye on our calendar or look for us on Facebook.
|Making Bullroarers at Evergreen Cemetery
|Scavenger Hunt at Evergreen Cemetery
|Clean Up Time at Evergreen Cemetery
Our Time at Evergreen Cemetery was well spent, we did some clean up, some crafting and lots of exploration!
If you are interested in learning more about Evergreen Cemetery or even participating in the clean up project please click here.
Or you may contact the volunteer coordinator directly through http://evergreencemeteryva.wordpress.com/
|After a Day of Hard Work at Evergreen Cemetery!
|After Another Day of Hard Work at Evergreen Cemetery!
|Lunch Break at Evergreen Cemetery
|Secretly Learning Math at Evergreen Cemetery
|We Found Lots of Hidden Grave Stones
|John Cleared a Road through the Cemetery!
|An Experience for All Ages
We also spent plenty of time at the park learning new skills and sharing old ones!
|Wrestling and Chalk Drawing
|Exploring the Woods
|Resting in the Woods
|Funshop! Funshop! Funshop!
When the frigid wet weather surprised us we found refuge at the Main Richmond Library!
|Weaving a Paper Basket
|Paper Basket Donated to the Main Richmond Library
|Surprise Game Day
|Knot Tying for a Reason
|Knot Tying Just Because
|And We Celebrated the Occasional Birthday!
|Bon Fire after the Lantern Walk in November
|One of the kids lanterns.
|Mother Nature made her presence at the
Spiral Walk when she sent the Snow Queen and Jack Frost!
|The Spiral Walk.
|The Center of the Spiral Walk.
Lots of Concentration
|Friends Helping Friends
The Participants of Enrichment Circle Experience Small Spaces while Discovering Henry Box Brown!
And Last But Not Least,
Our Critter Collection!
Want to join in on the fun?
Click Here for more details and registration. Always feel free to check our calender and visit us for a day or twoand see if our tribe is a good fit for your tribe!