Sunday, May 13, 2018

Learning and playing outside

As I'm sure you already know, there are enormous benefits for students to learn and play outdoors, and we are lucky enough to have a nature-based play-space for our students at our school that the parents and community continue to add to and advocate for. Each Monday we use the space for our recess play, and try to go in the garden several times each spring and fall with the help of a parent volunteer. Below are some pictures of some of the activities we've been doing!

Moving and balancing logs

Searching for ants

Playing in the digging pit in the garden

Visiting the mama duck in the mini forest, as she sits on her nest

Drawing in our Sit Spots

Picking flowers

Testing the wind with streamers

Testing for acids and bases with our garden parent liaison/scientist

Sweeping and watering plants

Oh, and reading about bugs once we got inside :)

We also had a visit from the city water people, who installed a water bottle fountain, gave us all free water bottles, and let us try the pesto-making bike! It was a lot of fun.

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