Where does food come from?
Our gardener, Mrs. Grantham, also helps our students understand where our food comes from with plantings and gardens around the school. She helps us plant and harvest peppers, greens and other edibles.
Getting Moving Outside
Our students have time outside every day! We think that being in nature, getting fresh air, and moving our bodies are all essential elements of a healthy day, and therefore these elements are part of our curriculum. We go outside for recess, physical education, and class time. P.E. classes focus on teaching and practicing movement that is fun, relevant, and replicable. We are so fortunate to have 6 ½ acres of land on which to run, jump, skip, roll, and play! Even when we stay indoors, we are balanced, as our learning times include both seat work and active learning activities such as singing, movement, presenting, creating models, etc.
Seneca Academy supports the First Lady’s efforts to promote healthy eating and movement for everyone through the #LetsMove campaign. Their research shows that in addition to keeping kids healthy and strong, being active for 60 minutes a day has been shown to:
- Boost academic performance
- Increase concentration and focus
- Improve classroom attendance and behavior