Monday, September 28, 2009

An outdoor classroom!!

With the weather starting to turn cool...finally, I've been heading outside to do our 'school' time. What a treat!! I think by the end of this weekend its only suppose to be 80 degrees. BRING IT ON!! Anyway, last week we were on the back porch enjoying the weather when suddenly three of my little ones (5, 4, and 2 years olds) were begging to do 'school' like the oldest two were. So I ended up pushing together some foot rests, and side tables that came with our patio furniture set, and created a nice little space for them to do 'school' on. I LOVED to see the little ones excitement, and their desire to be like the big kids. POSITIVE PEER PRESSURE!!

I am trying, to figure out how to create a fabulous outdoor classroom. Planting winter grass is right at the top of the list, and I'll probably try to get my hands on a picnic table to setup outside. My mind is racing with the unlimited possibilities of setting up an outdoor classroom. I'll never forget a passage from Laddie where little sister is talking about how the perfect classroom would be one without walls. AMEN to that! If you have any ideas on how to create an awesome classroom please send them my way.


RPH said...

What a great idea. School outside.

Dan and Alli Ralphs said...

I love that you are back in the blogging world. I've missed seeing what's going on at your house. I'm jealous of the outside school though. We are savoring the last of the nice weather and spending EVERY minute outside. Soon, way to soon, we are going to be stuck indoors. I guess that'll mean a trip to warm AZ. Jay told me yesterday that he wanted to live where it was warm. I told him Arizona was warm, so he decided we should move there. Now just to convince the hubby! Good luck with the outdoor school room. I am sure it will be awesome.