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.
Our camp website will be updated by November 15, 2018. Please check back!
It’s October. In fact, it’s almost the end of October. School is in full swing, kids are thinking about Halloween, and teachers are realizing that the first marking period is almost over. It’s the time of year where the weather can’t make up its mind whether to hold onto the summer heat, or dive into the brisk snap of fall. Does one continue to drink iced tea, or switch to pumpkin spice lattes? Well, one thing is for sure: it’s time to start thinking about camp again.
Camp, in October? That’s right! The administrative team of Green Acres Camp is pulling out the surveys, reviewing evaluations, and planning for another fantastic summer! We will be inventing new games, creating exciting projects, and tweaking our programs to ensure that campers will have a fantastic time in 2017. We are a dedicated bunch, and we love what we do.
Meanwhile, there are all kinds of excitement for the rest of this month. October 24 is National Food Day. It’s an opportunity to focus on eating healthy foods and to cut out all that sugar that sneaks into our diets. Check out http://www.foodday.org/about to learn how you and your family can participate!
Not into health food? How about celebrating National Chocolate Day on October 28? To find out how you can join in the fun, visit http://fortune.com/2015/10/28/cheap-chocolate-nationa-chocolate-day/ and learn about the health benefits of dark chocolate!
October 29 is both National Cat Day and National Oatmeal Day! Warm up with some oatmeal goodness, and think about adopting a furry friend. Read about the top 20 ways you can celebrate at http://www.nationalcatday.com/celebrate, and http://news.health.com/2013/10/28/7-fun-oatmeal-facts-for-national-oatmeal-day/.
Finally, October 31, in addition to being Halloween, is National Knock Knock Joke Day! Have you heard this one?
A little old lady.
A little old lady who?
I didn’t know you could yodel!
For more fun, check out http://amomwithalessonplan.com/knock-knock-jokes-for-kids/.
Enjoy the rest of October, and have a safe Halloween! We’ll be looking forward to seeing you at our “Summer in the Snow” celebration on January 7!
Green Acres Camp—it’s the place to be!
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