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We believe children flourish when they are allowed to explore nature, the outdoors, and their relationships within their community in a safe and supportive environment. 

To foster this exploration, before breaking for the Thanksgiving holiday, cross-grade Reading Partners took part in a new tradition, the Gratitude Scavenger Hunt, searching far and wide on our campus for things in nature they are grateful for. 

They looked for beautiful colors, listened for pleasing sounds, smelled dry leaves and fallen nuts, and found the places that make them feel safe. Pairs explored the nature trail, gardens, playgrounds, and field, working to come to answers they could agree on. 

Next, everyone gathered in the PAC to hear what their friends had discovered, a chance for even our youngest students to have their voices heard and appreciated by the group.