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September 30, 2020 | Becca Brasser
Every Friday afternoon, the first grade classes journey outside of the building to spend time in the fresh air.
For the past two weeks, the students and teachers have walked to Columbus Park to spend the afternoon in outdoor play. Imagination games, tagging games, and nature study have filled our afternoons so far, along with stories, observational drawings, and picnicking.
Last Friday, jump ropes were part of our supply bag.
The children jumped, invented new games, and even used the jump ropes as fishing lines and lifesaving tools on their imaginary “Viking Ship” (the flagpole pedestal).
The Viking Ship imaginary play turned into an economy! The children discovered treasures throughout the park (sticks, rocks, strings, and other things!) and bartered with each other.
Our walk back to school provided many moments of joy and exploration too!