Gr R make their own salad in a Practical Life Lesson
An Atmosphere, A Discipline, A Life
By “Atmosphere,” Charlotte meant the surroundings in which the child grows up. A child absorbs a lot from his home environment. Charlotte believed that the ideas that rule your life as the parent make up one-third of your child’s education.
By “Discipline,” Charlotte meant the discipline of good habits—and specifically habits of character. Cultivating good habits in your child’s life make up another third of his education.
The other third of education, “Life,” applies to academics. Charlotte believed that we should give children living thoughts and ideas, not just dry facts. So all of her methods for teaching the various school subjects are built around that concept.
Teaching different practical life aspects in the classroom is how we implement these aspects in our Gr R classroom environment. Recently we picked salad ingredients from our garden and chopped them and made them into a salad in our classroom. The children took home some of their salad and shared their experience with their families.