I love collaborating with my other team members in our Kindergarten team and love that we can plan together for our outdoor learning.
We have a team of 14 staff members so this is a big collaborative effort!
Our Outdoor Learning Schedule:
Why this schedule?
This schedule provides fewer transitions in our day for students.
They only have to undress once during the day and get dressed to go outside at the end of the day.
We do not go outside for a recess but have two 40 minute nutrition breaks where students eat and then often do gross motor activities to help keep them focused for the day.
During outside learning each teacher has a “role” which we sign up for. We have specific learning centers to engage students and others are floaters who help with runners, behavior management and any students who may need bathroom breaks etc.
All classes have two teachers, so we usually ensure that one team member is at a center and the other is floating.
As a team, we collaborate on a learning template very similar to what we use in our classroom.
We try our best to ensure we hit as many learning opportunities that we possibly can based upon the interests that we notice while we are outside learning together.
The following freebie shows a basic template that we use in our classroom and what we try to purposefully uncover while we are learning together. Click on the image to see it!