Fourth grade teacher, Lindsey Earle, is in the national news for her plan to build a 12-sided outdoor classroom for her students at the Prairie Hill Waldorf School. The entire school has built learning spaces outdoors for each of its classes, but Lindsey’s larger project has caught the attention of reporters.
Her classroom construction began on August 15 and is being created mostly by volunteers using 125 slabs of donated wood. The structure will also have a tarp roof and fire pit.
"Our plan is to actually be out there through the winter. Our students are used to being outside more often than not," Earle said. "We do a lot outside. Right now, we're committed to being outside for at least two periods a day, which would allow the children to have a break from the indoors."