But my favorite time today when we spontaneously decided to go into the woods to play, instead of the playground. It was a lovely sunny and cool fall day, perfect for a little hike. Most of the children played Harry Potter together, and being in the woods definitely added to the atmosphere. We were transported to the Forbidden Forest, and the "dark mark" was seen on nearly every tree. Wands out, the brave students cast spells at every thing that moved.
Then we saw a big pile of logs and twigs from felled trees. We decided to try to build a shelter. While not the most waterproof, it did provide some protection for the children who squeezed in together. The teamwork I saw as children had to work together to carry heavy branches was inspiring.