Mr. Josh and his primitive skills crew are putting The Outdoor Learning Center to good use!
In addition to a fire pit and seating area, TOLC also includes garden areas, berry patches, an old spring house, walking trails, story trees and screen house. This awesome outdoor classroom space can be used for every subject taught during the school day including math, science, language arts, social studies, music, art and free play.
Sixth graders wasted no time figuring out how to use TOLC. Over the summer they read about Greek Gods and Goddesses and Ms. Jamie immediately knew it would be neat to let them act them out in TOLC. The students put together a booklet of their specific story, read it together, and then made a skit. Above, students are acting out the Greek myth of Persephone and Hades called “The Journey to the Underworld.”
Stay tuned here to learn more about TOLC as the year progresses. You’ll be able to use the Category drop down menu located in the right hand side bar to select “The Outdoor Learning Center” to pull up blog posts about it anytime you want to learn more.