A Day In The Life

TIME FOR LEARNING, EXPLORING, ADVENTURING, CONNECTING & RECHARGING

Steward Outdoor
Day School

Sample Schedule

8:45 - 9:00am Arrival

Investigate tools used for sugaring over centuries, how the process and product have evolved over time. Tour Bushy Hill Sugar Shack & assist with boiling/bottling.

9:00am Morning Meeting

Funny Face "Pass the Mask" Responsive Classroom Greeting; "Hopes and Dreams" class check-in; review of today's schedule.

9:15am Outdoor STEM Lab

Tap maple trees: tree id; trunk circumference & tap placements (personal references vs standard measurements); layers of a tree; depth of taps.

10:30am Creative Concepts

Nature Art: plan & sketch your maple tree design. Will you create with paper, clay, wood, paints, etc.? What aspects of the tree will you include and why?

11:30am Lunch/Free Play

12:15p Literacy in Nature

Share poems and prose about maple trees and sugaring from various cultures. Continue writing your own poetry or short story.

1:00pm Natural History

Investigate tools used for sugaring over centuries, how the process and product have evolved over time. Tour Bushy Hill Sugar Shack & assist with boiling/bottling.

1:45pm Environmental Ed

Fire Challenge: Prepare your firepit; using bow drills and teamwork, create a coal to start your fire.

2:15pm Social Impact

ustainability: Visit the farm to check on worm compost system and to turn the outdoor compost.

2:45pm Closing Circle

Guiding questions: What was the "rose" of your day and why? What is your "bud" for tomorrow (what are you looking forward to)? Pass the IALAC bead to acknowledge random acts of kindness from today.

3:00pm Dismissal

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