Wednesday, 7 June 2017

Outdoor Challenge!

Dear Linwood Families,


Our school will once again be participating in an Outdoor Education Challenge! We will be learning outdoors all day for a week, rain or shine! Students will be designing and constructing shelters to take a break from sun, wind and/or rain.  Students will even eat lunch outdoors “picnic style”.  In the event of extreme heat/humidity or severe rain we will take a break and head indoors for students to eat in their regular lunch rooms.


We are excited to share this adventure with our students and look forward to the learning opportunities we will have together June 19th -23rd.


We are asking for your support to make this an enjoyable experience. Students should dress for the weather and will need some supplies to ensure their comfort and safety each day.                                                                                                                     

  • Hat
  • Sunscreen & Bug Repellant                                                                                        
  • Rubber boots and a rain coat or poncho
  • Umbrella (optional)
  • Sweater or jacket for cool mornings
  • Water bottle
  • Backpack
  • Sunglasses
  • A change of clothes


*All items should be labeled with your child’s name and room number please. **In the case of severe weather we will return indoors.


Our plan is to engage students in a variety of literacy, numeracy, science, social studies, art, and play activities that stimulate their interest in and their appreciation of the outdoors.


While outdoors in nature, a child is more likely to “encounter opportunities for decision making that stimulate problem solving and creative thinking because outdoor spaces are often more varied and less structured than indoor spaces,” and “induce curiosity and the use of imagination” (Burdette & Whitaker, 2005, p. 48).


Part of the week will involve exploring our community.  In September, you signed a permission slip to allow your child to participate in community walks for the remainder of the school year.  If your wishes have changed since then, please contact your child’s teacher directly.


If you have any questions, please contact your child’s teacher at school.


Yours in learning,

The Linwood Team


“We must teach them to love the earth, before we can ask them to save it.” ~Unknown

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