Children grow naturally when immersed in the environment.
What is an Outdoor Classroom?
An Outdoor Classroom is more than a playground. It is designed intentionally for multiple levels of learning. An outdoor classroom includes different areas for engaging in science, art, music, nature and gross motor development. The outside offers a sense of freedom and exploration that is often restricted indoors. An outdoor classroom includes centers of intentional play with water and dirt, art opportunities influenced by shade and sunlight, music that changes as the wind blows and building blocks that can cast shadows or incorporate the falling leaves. Muscles stretch and grow when students ride bikes to the art galleries or dance with ribbons around the wind chimes.
Garden Schedule with The Edible Classroom
The Edible Classroom will provide age-appropriate lessons and garden maintenance weekly. This schedule is based on two 15-20 minutes lessons for approximately ten 3-5 year olds each week. Toddlers will visit the garden with buddies periodically throughout the season.
April 8, 2021 - Preschool and Pre-K planted spinach seeds today!
The children pretended to be seeds growing bigger with sun and water. Then they put seeds in a straight line in the soil, covered them up with more dirt, and watered them to help them grow. Children are taking home seeds to plant their own garden - carrots, peas and radishes!
Instructions on planting seeds at home.
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