Check Out Our Playground!

Getting out of the classroom is a big part of the day for Trinity Kids. When the weather permits, children get at least an hour of outside time each morning, and longer when conditions allow. We love to help children explore the outdoors and have a variety of play choices for the children through out the seasons, including bikes, swings, a climber, a large sand area, sleds, balls, trucks, and so many more! The playground has several flower and vegetable gardens that children help tend in the spring and summer. Additionally, in 2019, we started a Giving Garden, a garden plot on the side of our building where children and teachers work together in small groups to grow vegetables to share with our school community.

 

Twice each year, in November and May, Trinity participates in Outdoor Classroom Day, a global initiative to get kids outside. We spend the whole day (except nap) on the playground running, dancing, snacking, working on art projects, and playing games.

Several classrooms take weekly walking field trips to visit the woods near our building or go sledding on the big hill. In previous years, children and teachers loved to visit the UVM hockey rink, the Flynn Theater, or going to get creemees at the waterfront.

These are the Cloud Room cubbies where children keep hang up their backpacks, coats, and snowpants. Each child has a basket for extra clothes and shoes as well. In the Cloud Room when children are not wearing their mask, they have a small box to store it and any time the class leave the room, the masks are brought along.

Each morning the classroom is set up with activities on the tables, in the water table, and around the room. The Cloud Friends enjoy activities like.....

In the loft, the Cloud Friends have a self care space with fidget toys, photos of their friends, and other cozy items. This space is for times when friends need a break from the group or are having big feelings.

This is our meeting area. Each morning we count how many days we've ben in school and have a short circle about our study topic. We also love to have dance parties here!

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