One Day in a Reggio Emilia-Inspired Outdoor Classroom 6/5/15

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Students are amazed that these are the tiny carrots we grew from seeds and we can harvest and eat them right from the ground!

Artistic expression with liquid watercolors and a collaborative art piece

Artistic expression with liquid watercolors and a collaborative art piece

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Observing the effect of pouring streams of water over mirrors in the water tables.

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Finished communal art project

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Symbols on the chalkboard

The water slide not only included water, but rocks and plant containers too!

The water slide not only included water, but rocks and plant containers too!

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A tent exploration within our work on temporary building

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A construction zone in the sandbox exploring tools, signage, temporary structures

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A temporary structure that started as an outdoor temple for our church school and evolved with the changing weather including rain and wind with our preschool

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Discussion of the possibility of modifying our ordinary slide into an amazing water slide!

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More exploration of construction

Lots of learning can happen on any playground on any day. Here is what went on one day in June 2015 on St. Gabriel Episcopal School’s outdoor classroom with some simple but thought-out provocations by teachers and some curious students. Lots of fun, socialization and discoveries- turning the ordinary into the extraordinary.

Harvesting and eating pea pods we grew from seedings!

Harvesting and eating pea pods we grew from seedings!

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What kind of animal made these holes, is this where they live, and are they still somewhere inside of them?

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A close up of the animal holes in the lawn

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