As some of you know, the Van Hise Outdoor Classroom took root in the spring of 2010 (see whether you recognize anyone…), with parents, teachers, and students coming together to build the first “phase.”
Since then, we added a shed, the new garden was installed near the playground, and countless hours of learning and fun have happened. Believe it or not, a whole generation of kids has moved through our school with an outdoor classroom: The first group of VHE 5th graders who used the garden just graduated from high school.
Both my kids have moved on from VHE, but this fall, I’ll return to teach 19 VHE kids for the after-school Fun in the Garden class each Monday, focusing on using a different sense each week. The kids will help post pictures here. Stay tuned!