|Yesterday, we went on a nature walk around the school. We explored the size of the trees, the leaves and watched the squirrels.|
|We went on a walk through the neighborhood near our school. We heard dogs barking and birds singing.|
Yesterday we took a rather lengthy walk (at least lengthy for us) and the children did a wonderful job! We explored the neighborhood around our school. We explored various trees and plants in the area. We listened for birds and heard dogs barking. We found twigs, acorns, leaves and tree bark to bring back with us. Finally, we saw quite a few squirrels and were able to stay still enough to watch them running around the front yard of our school for a bit!
Below is a quick view of what we currently have in our outdoor learning area.
(Note: We are certainly NOT complaining. This is a HUGE improvement in our outdoor area from what we have previously had access to. However, we would like to make USE of what we have to a larger extent. We also would like to add more plants, more green space, more loose materials and various textures and areas to explore!
|The entrance to our outdoor learning area. Behind this is|
the play car and trike path.
|Another view of the entrance.|
| Our sand area with magnetic wall behind (we have magnetic |
tubes to place on the board.)
|Our tree stump jumping area with swings behind this and a |
log balance beam to the side.
|Our "tree platform house." Beyond this is our climbing structure.|
|A view through our trellis with storage/trike sheds behind.|
|Grounds for Play helped us design and install our outdoor learning area.|