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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First Week of Camp 2017
We have had a fantastic first week of camp! Staff and campers met for the first time or reunited after a long school year. It was exciting to witness the enthusiasm! Campers got right down to business choosing activities, checking out the beautiful pool, and connecting with friends. Junior Campers started each day at Gully, where they were entertained with songs, jokes, games, and of course, that crazy group of administrators who made everyone laugh! Senior Campers jumped to their homerooms and focused on their activities for the first session. Unit GH campers already went on a day trip to Bowlmor, and the entire camp enjoyed the sounds of “The Human Beat Box.” It was quite a busy week!
Green Acres is a place where we build connections and foster friendships. We hope your camper has met at least one new friend and has enjoyed reuniting with some old ones. Take some time to chat with your child about their camp friends. If he/she is shy, you may want to suggest some ways to initiate a conversation to make a new friend. Check out Olivia Youngs’ article on helping your shy child to make friends.
There will be no camp on Tuesday, July 4th, but we hope to see everyone on the other four days. Fun Friday will be “Super Hero Day” where each camper will dress as his/her favorite super hero! Junior Camp will enjoy an assembly by the “Recycling Pirates” and Senior Camp will participate in the GAC Cup! Of course all campers will continue to immerse themselves in activities throughout the rest of the week.
We hope you enjoy the video newsletter and the photos on Facebook! Have a wonderful and restful weekend!!
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