Play, Inquiry & Outdoor Classroom
There are no seven wonders of the world in the eyes of a child. There are seven million.” ~Walt Streightiff.
At Kegonsa, we believe that play is a crucial piece of every child's education. The benefits of play are numerous: students develop problem-solving skills, autonomy, the ability to focus, social skills, reasoning, and more. Because play is so valuable to student growth, we make time for it every day in our kindergarten and first grade classrooms. At Kegonsa, we are also lucky to have a beautiful Outdoor Classroom learning space. This allows us to have time and space for both indoor and outdoor play. As we move to having a content rich, knowledge building English-Language Arts curriculum, we are able to extend our learning on these subjects during the time that we have dedicated to play. In the morning, first graders might be closely reading a text about animals and their offspring. Then, in the afternoon, they are able to take the knowledge and vocabulary that they have gained and incorporate it into their play. Play contributes to a love for learning and provides students with the skills that they need to be citizens of the world.
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