Each year, our Senior Elementary visits Nature's Classroom. Nature's Classroom is an outdoor education center and Montessori school in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin. The children are immersed in the great outdoors from the time they wake up until they fall into bed. The trip is an annual favorite where children can meet other students from various Montessori schools that are also visiting, but more importantly, it serves as a bonding experience for the classroom. Our teachers share the classroom's experience this week...
We all have been having an immeasurable amount of fun at Nature’s Classroom. The children’s unbounded enthusiasm is shown from very early in the morning till the very moment they close their eyes at night.
Transition into nighttime has been smooth and successful. Ms. Heather reads aloud every night, which enables the children to fall asleep faster; plus, they really enjoy listening to her read “The Thing about Jellyfish” book. Your letters have also been anticipated and welcomed with much delight.
The weather and the scenery are so beautiful that the children truly enjoy staying outside all day. They are also enjoying the food at Nature’s Classroom. It turns out, NCI has the “BEST bread sticks in the World!”, and the “salads taste better than the ones back home.” We must admit, we have never witnessed so many children eating so much salad before.
Every day, children are immersed in different activities and learning experiences. They get to pick and choose from a wide range of classes, such as:
Here are also some quotes from our students that can give you a small window into their own view of NCI:
We will see you on Friday!
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A blog by various Alcuin staff members.