New outdoor space offers opportunities

New outdoor space offers opportunities
Posted on 06/06/2018
Leslie Pace guides young students in preparing the new outdoor learning space.

Leslie Pace, outdoor education coordinator for Plumas Charter School, has worked tirelessly along with students to develop the outdoor space at 535 Lawrence Street, one of the school's new temporary Quincy locations. PCS kindergarten teacher Inge Stock said she looks forward to using the garden and yard as an outdoor classroom, incorporating art, science, social studies, language arts, and math. Her ideas include development of an engineering and simple machines experiment station, an art classroom, science in the garden, and sensory motor play. “This space will be separated by our annual and perennial garden beds, opening up into a gross motor space for running and group ball games,” said Stock.



In the photo: Leslie Pace, outdoor education coordinator for Plumas Charter School, guides young students in helping to prepare the outdoor education space at the school’s new K–2 site. in Quincy. From left: Laurel and Brindabella Hepner, Pace, Abby Hepner, and Everett MacDonald. The Hepners will enter transitional kindergarten in the fall; MacDonald will be entering first grade. Photo by Ingrid Burke