We like to think of our outdoor area as an extension of the classroom. On this first week of school, many of the children have been excited to use this space to play, explore, and work on new skills! Riding the bicycles is not only fun, but strengthen's the children's gross motor skills as they push the medals to move. Digging in the sandbox encourages chhildren to share space and materials with one another, while they hypothesize with friends on what to build. The sensory table filled with rice sparks conversations about volume, measurement, and is a relaxing activity for both chiildren and teachers.