We are trying a new thing with our school days – we are holding school outside. So even on rainy, chilly days like today we are outside having circle time and exploring (the girlies LOVED the puddles today). WHY? I have been reading lately about the positive impact nature has on the health and creativity of children. I have also been reading about outdoor preschools and I love the idea of the girlies being surrounded by nature. We live on a mountain, near a lake and yet we forget what an amazing natural environment we have to play in. I have one girl that prefers to sit all day and draw so I thought she would balk at the idea, but she has been the strongest supporter, it’s actually my 12-year-old that is challenged by this new concept. We are learning together how to best take advantage of the beauty around us and I hope it means better health and focus for us all.