This year, all classrooms are trying to spend as much time outside as possible. Each unit has always had an outdoor classroom, but spending the whole day outside has meant getting a little more creative!
In Lower Elementary, when we are outside, desks are replaced by tents or yoga mats. Schoolwork is stored in a portable bag rather than a cubby. All students have a complete set of outerwear that stays at school, so they are ready to be outdoors in all weather.
While being outside offers some challenges, it also yields tremendous opportunity! Students have thrived working in nature, and we suspect we will retain many of our new routines for years to come.