Sunday, November 15, 2009
Our classroom has the feel of a one room schoolhouse. The owners renovated a ranch house into a beautiful classroom with restrooms and office space in the back. The classroom has windows and french doors everywhere you look. We don't even need to turn on our lights most days, because of all the natural light. The french doors open up to a deck and fenced in schoolyard, which serves as our outdoor classroom.
The best part of our outdoor classroom is that we have a space for our farm animals. The owners, Karen and Arthur Stewart, live on a farm and bring animal friends to visit. Our students get the chance to learn about and coexist with chickens, ducks, and goats.
To learn more about our school visit our website http://avonmontessori.com.
My name is Jen Lukacs, and I help run the outdoor classroom at Avon Montessori School in Avon, Ohio. We are a preschool/kindergarten school in our second year of operation. One of our goals at the school is to bring as much of the learning from inside of our Montessori classroom out to our schoolyard. We want to share some of our ideas with you in this blog, and hopefully readers will comment and share some ideas with us.