On a sunny but cool day, the Kindergarten class enjoyed a day outdoors celebrating Earth Day. The children ran from activity to activity, exhilarated from the fun of a morning of “school outdoors”.
Some kids busied themselves making pine cone bird feeders, while others planted cat grass seeds or wrote and drew in their nature journals. The morning culminated in a ceremonious moment in the nature courtyard where we hung up the birdfeeders for our feathered friends to feast upon.
“This has been the most fun day ever!” one child exclaimed as he raced around the woods. And the teachers all agreed. A morning outdoors after a long winter was much needed and enjoyed by all!
“Let the children be free; encourage them; let them run outside when it is raining; and when the grass of the meadows is wet with dew, let them run on it and trample it with their bare feet; let them rest peacefully when a tree invites them to sleep beneath its shade; let them shout and laugh when the sun wakes them in the morning.”