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: email@example.com.
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“October extinguished itself in a rush of howling winds and driving rain and November arrived, cold as frozen iron, with hard frosts every morning and icy drafts that bit at exposed hands and faces.”
― J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
It’s November; the eleventh month, the month when the air becomes noticeably chilly and darkness arrives an hour earlier; the month when the minds of school staff and students alike drift to thoughts of Thanksgiving break; and the month when holiday decorations suddenly adorn the streets.
Surprisingly, it is also the month of many Awareness Events in the United States. This gives all of us an opportunity to pause and consider what is important in our lives. What have we taught our children, and how can we continue to increase their awareness of the world around them?
Consider adopting a cause as a family. There are many highlighted in the month of November. Educate your children and suggest volunteering to give back to the community. Your child may want to volunteer with a friend, which is a great way to foster the friendships that were made in camp.
The value of helping others, both within our camp and in the world beyond, is consistently reinforced in the Green Acres Camp experience through activities and events. Ask you children about the canned food drive that was held at camp and how exciting it was to see how many can they collected. Food centers welcome non-perishable foods, especially during the holiday season.
Nursing home residents enjoy watching children perform. Children could sing songs, play instruments, or dance. Routines that were shared for Parents’ Day would delight the elderly who are not able to leave their residences.
Perhaps your children had a favorite art activity or craft that they could make for someone in the hospital. Remind them of the books they read during D.E.A.R. time and suggest that they read to a younger sibling.
The ways to give back to your community are endless. For more ideas, check out this website. Whether you reach out to your community or within your family, let’s focus on fostering positive relationships and appreciating the gifts we have. Happy Thanksgiving!
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