Imagine Recess in the WOODS?

Imagine.... Just imagine. The bell rings for recess time. The kids leave the school building and walk out to the nature trail - whispering excitedly to each other. "Let's go on the rope swing," one boy says to another. "Do you want to work on our fort again?" a little girl as ..

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Children need space!

An outdoor classroom affords children the space and freedom to play - unhindered by adult fears.... Through our observations of children playing in the woods versus playing in the backyard during pick-up and drop-off for TimberNook camps (which is right near a house), we' ..

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An Interview with a Teacher

How many of you have heard the term, "Common Core?" What first comes to mind when you hear these words? For me, I think of something that started out as a good idea, but was implemented completely wrong. Children should not be "boxed" in. They shouldn't be expected to al ..

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Classroom without Walls

What is the difference between an indoor classroom and an outdoor one? Simple. Two things stand out to me: 1. No walls 2. No ceiling For some children this makes all the difference in the world. Walls and a ceiling can equal confinem ..

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