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Wednesday, 18 May 2016 07:26

Nature emphasized at Pioneer Springs

Written by  Staff

CHARLOTTE, N.C -- At many schools, spring and the approaching last days of classes translate into more organized activities outside, but at Pioneer Springs Community School near Huntersville — which emphasizes a connection with nature through the school year — the seasonal salute took on added significance.

At Pioneer Springs, in the Croft community at 9132 Bob Beatty Road, nature was a part of each class program.

First grade students studied the various habitats found around the school then choose a woodland creature from one of those habitats. Their study was celebrated with a Woodland Creatures Wax Museum. Second graders presented a celebration of learning about the forest, that included an original song written about the forest layers then demonstrating yoga moves to the song “Standing like a Tree.” And third grade classes had outdoor sessions with lessons and activities integrating wonders found in nature’s plants and animials and projects that included creation of a compost bin and garden.

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