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Outdoor Play and Learning

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At SGES we are committed to spending as much time outdoors as possible every day no matter what the weather. Children learn to love nature, how to navigate the world, how to observe and dress for the weather, have dramatic

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Spring Gardening and Nature Exploration at SGES

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SGES students have welcomed spring and the warmer weather to get our community garden plot weeded and planted, and found a fairy garden there when we parted and peered past the weedy vines and leaves! Students have been observing, drawing,

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Our Playground Improvements by Eagle Scouts December 2017

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Many thanks to a hard-working group of Eagle Scouts led by Henry Gillespie who created a hilled terrace on our Reggio Emilia-influenced playground at St. Gabriel Episcopal School. The scouts and their families braved wet December weather and worked for

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Investigating Ice and Frost

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  Cold December days brought temperatures low enough to freeze any water on our playground.  We checked our outdoor thermometer and saw it was 30 degrees, below freezing. We discovered frozen water in the water table, sandbox,  cupcake tins, rain

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Discovering Nature: Seeds and Roots

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SGES spent the fall of 2014 exploring seeds and roots of plants and learning where seeds live, how seeds move, harvesting and using seeds, what roots do for a plant,  and planting and working in the garden. Many approaches were

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