This year, MSM has an outdoor classroom! It is so important for children to spend time outdoors. Children are naturally drawn to nature. Children who spend time outside are happier, more attentive, and less anxious than children who spend their time indoors.
The outdoor classroom is a natural extension of the classroom, as it includes Practical Life, Sensorial, Math, Language, Art, Music, Science, and Cultural materials. Students work in the classroom, outside of the classroom at tables or work rugs, in the garden beds, or in the greenhouse. Students can be found: planting bulbs, weeding gardens, painting with natural materials (pinecones, leaves, sticks), pushing a wheelbarrow, creating mosaics using objects found in the environment, sewing, creating triangles with sticks, reading in the outdoor reading area, writing their name with sticks, catching bugs, hammering nails, sewing, watering plants, and more. They are so busy and happy to be working outdoors. The outdoor classroom inspires children to learn more and discover more while developing a stewardship for the earth.