When Kids Have Time - A Winter Reflection

What can children accomplish when given enough time?

They can build a snow boulder, and figure out how to lever it up an incline with friends.  

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They can build a whole snow-family, complete with snow-parents, a snow-toddler, and snow-babies.

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They can spend almost a whole hour perfecting their very own snow-cave, then hiding inside it.   

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They can stomp on snow boulders until they crumble.  

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But what do they learn? 

Physics.  Patience.  Teamwork.  Grit.  Trial and error.  Cause and effect.  Persistence.  

This is why we give our students two hours of kid-led time outside each day.  So much learning can happen with sticks, trees, mulch, snow, and time.

- Maureen Alley, ROCS Educator

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