It’s almost fall and we all know this. But how? Particularly how will our students know? Will it be the paper leaves that comes out of boxes and get taped to our cinder block walls? Or will it be because they are having the bounty of fresh foods available from a school garden or local farm? Will they talk to a farmer and hear about the harvest? Will they partake in the picking? Will they know because they sit outside during morning meeting and reflect on the weather, the light? Will they notice the change of bird calls and know the patterns of migratory birds because of this?
How will we authentically bring our students into contact with the reality outside? How will we build upon and draw out the tacit knowledge that is our natural selves?