Lower School students enjoyed the outdoor classroom before the rain this morning. A natural extension of our Lower School program where Sensorial and Practical Life skills are considered the foundation for academic success, the Outdoor Classroom is a prepared environment with a variety of works rich in discovery and interest from which to choose. Activities address the specific developmental needs of Lower School students—gross and fine motor refinement, creative expression and language development, to name a few. Students may tend to the Outdoor Classroom’s flowers, vegetable and herbs, or they may choose to work the water pump and watch the water spill down the sluice and into the sand. They may take turns jumping rope, or they may “paint” the patio with rollers soaked in water.