Wild Math® takes math outdoors where it is naturally hands-on, engages all of the senses, and includes plenty of movement. Wild Math® reimagines math instruction for the natural outdoor environment. Fractions are modeled using mud pies, place value is introduced with bundles of sticks, multiplication is introduced by examining flower petals, and games replace worksheets.
It is important for us to have a connection with the natural world for two reasons.
One, engaging the senses to observe and listen to nature is a much better approach than memorizing facts or gaining knowledge through memorization. Moreover, it is important to note that this expression also refers to the health benefits that can be derived from spending time outdoors.
Nature connection differs from traditional education in the sense that it is more about bringing children close to nature through meaningful experiences, which actually improve their health, their happiness, and their intelligence at the same time.
Wild Reading® leads children through structured explicit instruction in phonological awareness skills, phonics, high frequency words, writing, reading comprehension, language and other key reading skills. Outdoor and hands on activities such as, word squares, scavenger hunts, mammal search, sit spots, and word hopscotch make learning active, hands-on, and fun.
Kids who spend more time outside are more likely to make new friends and connect with others. When children play outside and explore nature, they can build new relationships, explore new interests, and make up games with others. As your child explores the great outdoors, they will have the opportunity to make friends and connect with others in new ways.
K & 1st grade: $700
2nd & 3rd grade: $600
4th & 5th grade: $500
** $50 fee at time of registration, and a $75 materials fee upon enrollment.
Please complete the form to register your child for Outdoor School for the 2024 - 2025 school year.
Gail, Grandmother of student
Our grandson received a stellar education from NCA. Mrs Masters truly is a masterful educator. She is inventive yet emphasized the essentials, fun but disciplined, willing to make sure each child is working to their full potential. This is an outstanding value for your child’s education. Best in North Idaho.