Greensboro New School
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Our Classrooms At School
We strive to create classrooms that are warm and welcoming, with different materials for children to explore.  Classrooms often use natural materials and art to create an environment perfect for learning.  Materials are rotated throughout the year so there is often something new.  Room furniture may also be rearranged to create new spaces for learning.

Our smaller classroom is Rock.  Our larger classroom is River.  Students may switch classrooms depending on the activities for the day.  Students spend most of their day in a mixed-aged group.  Older students and younger students learn side-by-side, exploring topics at the level that is right for them.  We also spend some time in peer groups, which allows students to explore age-appropriate projects. Teachers help to guide play when necessary, encouraging each child to reach their full potential.  

​We also utilize an outside playground with traditional play equipment, play kitchen, play house, sandboxes, 
and a fantastic covered area perfect for riding balance bikes and tricycles, or just staying dry on a rainy day!  
Children LOVE rolling down the grass hill.

Our Cave classroom is outside, and will be used for free play activities as well as teacher-led activities. This classroom is protected from the weather, and can be used on rainy days. 
The World As Our Classroom
Our school is located in the Lindley Park neighborhood, which is perfect for taking a stroll.  We may go on walks to explore the neighborhood, and stop at the playground.  It's a great change of scenery.  Exploring the world around us sometimes requires us to step out of the building and see what there is to see!

Once each year, we try to go to the woods for a field trip.  We go on a short walk and also may stop for time of quiet reflection, which is a perfect time to write or draw.  One of the most interesting things we've found on our walks is fairies!  When we don't find them, sometimes we still find fairy stones and fairy houses.  This trip is often a highlight of the year for our families.
A Typical Day
8:30  Students Arrive
8:30-9:15  Start Rooms
9:15-9:25  Morning Circle
9:25-10:25  Play Outside
10:30-11:15  Peer Groups & Music
11:15-11:45  Lunch
11:45-12:25  Switch Rooms
12:25-12:30  Closing Circle
12:30  Dismissal

Students bring their own snack and are encouraged to eat when they are hungry during Start Room time.  Students also bring their own lunch and we eat at the same time.  If we have severe allergies, we will ask students and staff to not bring certain items in their snacks and lunches.  This is decided yearly, based on the needs of students and staff.