Handsprings on the Grass, in January
Traditionally, Randolph School students have spent lots of time outdoors, exercising, exploring their natural environment and learning by doing, even in the winter. By now they are usually bundled up in the warmth of their snow pants, jackets, hats, gloves and boots. This January however, many of the Pre-K through 5th grade students are tossing aside their winter jackets and rolling up their pants during outdoors time! With leaves still visible on the oddly green grass, Randolph kids were literally jumping for joy and doing hand-springs while taking full advantage of the unseasonably warm temperatures. “Typically, we’d be shifting over to sledding on the big hill behind the school right about now and even though we’re skiing at Catamount on Fridays, during the week we’ve been playing kickball on the grass in the back field and Camouflage, which involves hiding among the trees because we can. It’s great and the kids are loving it!” said Evan Miklos, the school’s fitness coordinator.