Room to Grow

So much has happened in our outdoor classroom this year. The children have developed a ‘construction site’ where they dig and build on a daily basis. Working at the construction site has facilitated some wonderful discoveries, like when the children decided they needed ‘cement’ to keep the bricks from falling down. Along with our workshop volunteer, they experimented with combining a variety of ingredients until they were able to create a mixture that worked.

Late in the fall a wind storm brought down several large branches from a eucalyptus tree on our campus. Like lumberjacks, the children happily used saws and clippers to help cut up the branches and then carted the pieces in wheelbarrows to the workshop where they continued their transformation. Larger branches were sawed to create walking sticks and smaller ones