How about this incredible springtime sunshine out here? The primary grades K-2 have been exploring the garden and discovering the first signs of spring.
To be outside, connect w/ nature, get artistic- these are what we pride ourselves on in the Orca garden. Garden education is above all about appreciation for the natural world. In a way we all become dormant in the winter and then emerge into the garden with excitement and wonder.
So we explored the first signs of spring w/ clipboards and pencils- then shaded them in w/ colored pencils. This kind of activity allows a freedom to explore what interests the child- a rare opportunity in public education for a kid to choose their own path and wander- without being lost.