“There is no such thing as bad weather, only inadequate clothing”
Welcome to Autumn in Utah, where the weather can change on a dime. We believe in integrating nature and large motor movement into every child’s experience at school. In our Outdoor Classroom, students are offered a wide variety of opportunities to extend their learning beyond the physical classroom and, in keeping with the Montessori philosophy, students are invited to experience nature as a hands on experience. As an extension of the classroom, science, botany, zoology, geography and even history are explored as part of our Outdoor Classroom experience. The playground, on the other hand, is a place for large, full body play where children can challenge themselves both socially and physically. In any outdoor environment at MCS, open ended and collaborative play are valued and encouraged. Opportunities to practice practical life skills like building with wood working products, caring for plants and animals, digging, or even snow removal can be available on any given day. Rain or shine, we remain committed to dedicated time outside every day.
Nature is a beautiful gift that is best enjoyed when it is respected. Our children love to spend time in the outdoors but nothing can ruin a good outdoor adventure like being wet, cold, or otherwise uncomfortable because of poor clothing preparation.
Parents, please help your students develop a healthy respect for nature by encouraging them to be prepared for whatever Mother Nature has to offer on any given day, especially here at school! Children should come prepared to go outside in any circumstances. Layers, good shoes, and water resistant outer clothing are a great start.
We love the phrase “there is no such thing as bad weather, only inadequate clothing.”
*Pro-Tip: Label all clothing items to ensure they find their way back home.