Sunday, April 21, 2019

Playing and learning outside in the spring

Spring has finally arrived in our area, and the kids have loved playing and being outside. We've been studying weather and sunshine during science time, which has meant lots of trips outside to record and experience the weather. More about that on another week! For now, here are some pictures of everyone enjoying the beautiful spring weather during recess, Forest Friday, and other parts of the day.

We started off last week exploring birds and recording signs of spring in our neighborhood.

We also spent a recess period outside in the front yard, as well as our first Forest Friday since winter started! The schoolyard has new giant tree stumps for climbing - which was a great opening to talk about risk and the importance of listening to your body and heart when trying something new, as well as asking for help when you need it. 

We also did some digging in the garden and searching for worms.

The hill provided lots of opportunities for heavy lifting and teamwork to get large stumps up the hill.

We also brought out tools for learning about the outdoors more deeply - including clipboards for observational drawings, binoculars, magnifying glasses, and egg cartons for nature collections.

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