All learning activities are designed to be fun, informative, and inspire a passion to learn more. For more information on the curriculum please contact the school. We have ample documents to share.
Students gather, walk through nature, collect materials for classes, learn about nature, and watch daily as the world continually changes.
- Empathy cards- through the day, as needed, students play empathy cards so they can better understand the emotions of the other and their own. The best time to use this is when one or more students are frustrated with each other or some event.
- Dog treats – with flour and food dye the kids make doggie biscuits inside of tinfoil, which is then baked.
- Name the plants. No one “owns” the plant, but each can take turns naming them. Tape paper to the stick with the name written on them. Water the named plants.
- Dervices for others.
Throughout the day, especially before mentally intense classes, students should do physical activities
- Sword fighting
- Hopping on rocks
- Playing with dogs
- Playing ball
- Climbing wall
- Playing fetch with dogs
Students spend one hour per day playing games that reinforce their English reading abilities.
- Posts it! Students write on post-it notes to label items around the school.
- Story Scrabble. Please help them read some selected books. Then use pen and paper as well as scrabble to write out the words from the book.
- Nature scrabble– find items in nature, sell them with scrabble. Kids should do it themselves, but receive support. After spelling with scrabble, the kids write down the words.
- Storytime– Students read books with the support of the teacher(we have an account with the library and books will be changed out weekly)
- Target math. Drop toys on a target, each kid writes the number their toy lands on and adds up the numbers.
- Archer– Dennis and Eric join the kids to shoot arrows, Kids count their fathers’ points.
- Measure everything!
- Use a tape measure to measure distance and compare. How many A in B?
- Use the scale to measure weight. How about A in B?
- Cheatsheet– Kids write a times table cheat sheet and are asked math questions, can look at the sheet for reference.
- Dice games
- Chalk Math– students write math on the stones and brick flooring.
- Printed math games
- Diving Math– Kids dive for coins and add the numbers up in their heads.
Science experiments within the:
- Ants! find and follow any ant trails. Mark their path with chalk, mark their homes.
- Bugs! Find bugs, and follow them around the school.
- Engineering-Kneks- Kenks Education set. https://www.knex.com/education-resources
- Engineering-Wedo- Have them use the tablet to build and program wedo Lego toys. https://education.lego.com/en-us/support/wedo-2/building-instructions
- Microscope. See the slides. Find items to see under the microscope.
- Board games – Students play board games, follow the rules, and practice their communication skills. Students are allowed to break the rules to give each other help in the game. Compassion should be rewarded.
- Body communication games – Games such as Charades that teach us how to read the body language of others.
The Bad Manners game- Discuss and do bad manners so we understand why good manners are important
Art, Music, Drama
- Journaling. Students should choose an event that they love from the day and draw it in the student journals. At least 3 times per week.
- Mini-City: Making houses for their doll city(use Hot-glue gun).
- Free painting
- 3d art-Making figures with the 3d pen. (the pen can be hot)
- Nature art-Collecting leaves and sticks to make art.
- Clay art
- Singing-they can sing songs they like or just sing about what they see
- Instruments-kids play with the many instruments we have.
- Build scenes for the drama:
- Costume Design with Masha, for the drama.
- Drama storytelling,
- Drama Practice
- Drama Performance