Inspiration: An Outdoor Classroom

Inspiration: An Outdoor Classroom

Janie Lee
Oct 5, 2010

For this school year, my childrens' Montessori school transformed what was once a small garden area into a full-fledged outdoor classroom. Every morning at dropoff I spy on the kids out there clad in aprons hammering nails into tree stumps, making mud pies, inspecting seashells.

On a rare occasion when the popular outdoor classroom was not in use, I snapped these photos and marveled at all of the sweet details. The teachers have created a beautifully rustic and imaginative place for students to explore and commune with nature. It serves as great inspiration for me to create something similar, albeit smaller, at home.

(Images: Janie Lee)

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