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donation is allowing one Adrian school to take learning outside the traditional
Elementary School will soon have a special classroom behind the school. The
outdoor space will be an area teachers can use for certain lessons.
will have an actual learning space," explained Principal Sam Skeels. "We will
have benches and a teaching podium…We will have a greenhouse, a pond for
outdoor classroom is something the school has been wanting for years, but they've
been able to speed the process along thanks to a $30,000 donation from the man
whose family used to own the land where the school is located.
man who, at 95, has been nice enough and really committed enough to build a
relationship with us that will last far beyond his lifetime and impact teachers
and students for years to come," Skeels said.
at Lincoln say they're excited about how the space will allow students to take
their learning to the next level.
outdoor classroom will provide an alternative learning location for the
students to present that knowledge, or act on that knowledge, or perform that
knowledge, or reflect on that new knowledge," said Jill Roberts, a teacher.
says the area should be ready to use by spring.