It’s Forest Friday!

It’s Forest Friday – one of our favorite days of the week!

What is Forest Friday? Forest Friday is for our Lower School students in kindergarten through third grade. We have such an amazingly beautiful campus and Forest Friday is all about connecting with nature, outdoor learning, and instilling adventure and exploration in our students. After all, research shows that students get minimal outdoor time these days and are spending more time indoors in front of screens and various other technologies. At the same time, research also shows that more time outdoors has a positive impact on our students’ behavior, mental health, and academics. 

On Forest Fridays, our students take advantage of our outdoor campus, including the Sam Pate Cabin, the Chapel, Courtney’s Pond, and the school garden. Our focus is to entertain our students’ curiosity by using themed curricula, instilling an adventurous spirit, and welcoming any questions and research for things we find in nature. 

Our sincere hope is that students develop a respect for nature and learn the leave no trace approach, where we are asked to marvel at nature and leave it as we found it. Get ready to watch your child’s senses come alive as we spend our Fridays giving them the great gift of the outdoors!

Enjoy this precious video put together by our very own art teacher and Forest Friday teacher extraordinaire, “Mama D!”

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