Last year Redeemer parents and friends met every Monday morning at Lindenwood Nature Preserve over the summer for regular nature play outings. The play host will be gone more often this summer, so instead will be leading these playdates more spontaneously this year. If you'd like to know when we're walking a day or two … Continue reading How To Join Summer Nature Play Times
Our classic games summer camp will run from June 3-7 this year. This is a half-day camp from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. each day at Redeemer Classical School. This classic games and handcrafts camp for ages 4-12 aims to nourish the arts of self-organization, negotiation, and relationship development through play; develop a repertoire of … Continue reading Register Here For Our Classic Games and Handcrafts Summer Camp
If you'd be interested in signing up your child or children for a summer day camp focused on classic games and handcrafts, fill out this interest form right now. We need at least 30 interested kids by the end of February to move forward with it. We're almost there! Here's the scoop: The goal would be reviving nearly lost … Continue reading Interested In A Classic Games Summer Day Camp?
Due to Thanksgiving, today school is out and so is nature walk. Last Friday, however, and thanks to all those who brought their daddies and power drills, we completed a rather big project for young children: Building wood bird feeders. You can see some of the activity in the pictures below. Those of you who … Continue reading See What We’ve Been Doing On Nature Walks This Fall
On this last Friday's nature walk, amid perfect fall weather a gaggle of children collected ants in the school yard and poured them into new homes, where we'll spend the next several weeks watching them tunnel. Below are some pictures of the day, followed by pictures of what the ant farms looked like just two … Continue reading Take A Look At Our Ant Farms And Tell Us About Yours!
This year's nature walks began Friday with a full house at Foster Park. Thanks to the light drizzle, we moseyed on into the large pillared "temple" to begin a year-long project: A bird log. At the end of the year, parents will judge the logs on quality, number of entries, neatness of writing, and so … Continue reading Fall Nature Walks Off To A Booming Start; Prepare For Monarch Migration Field Trip!
Last Saturday nearly 50 volunteers came together to put in the first phase of our playground. Wow, what a day! Everyone worked hard and long, and we got a lot done. Here are some pictures to give a flavor of the day. Here our playhouse crew, supervised by Jerry Frese, who had a career building … Continue reading 13 Pictures Of People Having Fun, Working Hard At Our Big Playground Build Day
As Redeemer Classical students study birds and insects this year for science, the coordinating nature walks will include birdhouse and bird feeder building, a visit from a local artist who paints outdoors, show 'n tells with local entomologists and bird watchers, a guided hike at Eagle Marsh during Monarch butterfly migration season, sledding, insect collection, … Continue reading The 2018-19 Nature Walks Schedule Is Posted!
As blog readers know, this summer we're installing the first phase of our natural playground. Last week we hit our 2018 fundraising goal to buy the materials for it. A huge thank-you to all our givers who helped make it possible! The giving GoFundMe page is open through next summer to fund the stunning additions planned … Continue reading Here’s What Our Play Yard Looks Like Before This Year’s Big Build Day
Our headmaster moonlights as a wood craftsman, and has been using part of his summer "vacation" to redesign standing desks for Redeemer students. He crafts each student's desk by hand. Last year, we used another desk as a template, because standing desks are a relatively new idea and fewer are available than conventional desks, especially … Continue reading Coming For Fall: New Design For Our Handcrafted Classroom Standing Desks