Thanks to widely-popularized educational and neuroscientific research, it seems like everyone is (finally!) talking about progressive education! We all want our children to be engaged citizens, stewards of the earth, joyful learners, and innovative thinkers—a radical idea when Green Acres School championed it in the 1930s. Now we know that cultivating this type of scholarship and leadership is more essential than ever—and Green Acres is proud to be among the original progressive schools in the nation.
On Sunday, October 28 from 1:30-3:30 PM, families are invited to discover what authentic progressive education looks like at Green Acres School’s “Hands-On, Not Heads-Down!” Discovery Day. The afternoon will showcase all that progressive education has to offer through a variety of challenging, engaging, and fun activities. Learn more here.
There's something for everyone at Discovery Day and this event is not to be missed. Current and prospective families are welcome, as well as curious community members! RSVP to Judy: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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The leaves are falling, and pumpkins are springing up everywhere. Temperatures linger in the 70’s, as though trying to hold onto that last bit of summer, but the crisp chill of autumn will soon be here. Take advantage of this beautiful season to spend time with your child outdoors, and hold onto summer camp fun for just a bit longer.
We are fortunate to live in an area bursting with activities for family fun. Check out a variety of hiking trails at www.localhikes.com, or fall activities available at www.montgomeryparks.org. The outdoors provides an arena to relax and have fun with your children. Ask them to share favorite games learned at camp, or teach them a new one! Cooperative games offer a safe environment for a child who may not be interested in sports to participate. Ask your child about games that promote peace and friendship. You can find many ideas at www.peacefirst.org.
Halloween is right around the corner. Remember “Halloween Day” at camp, and the counselors dressed up in those crazy costumes? Ask your child about the ghoulish camp crafts made from recycled materials. For children who prefer a milder, less intimidating Halloween, there are friendlier creatures to create. Visit www.pinterest.com for some great ideas. You might want to reach out to some camp friends and organize a safe Halloween party, or go trick-or-treating together.
Creativity, choices, friendship, and fun; the values of camp continue all year, and Green Acres is still the place to be.
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