My new position will be as a Preschool teacher for half day classes ranging from 2 ish up to Kinder entry. Like most classrooms ages will be split up (although I do dearly love mixed age classes). There are many things I love about getting back into the lil folk after my time as a public school EA. I am however slightly daunted by the fact this program utilizes a gymnastics gym (they are actually within the gym in a sectioned off room of their own) for the playground and the children will have no outside time. I am thinking I will contract with the cities park ranger to see if we can schedule a hike or something for a once a month outing? And I am pleased that the children will get such great vestibular stimulation since our local area is cinching down so tight on playground equipment in the early ages. How would you "naturalize" an industrial area classroom with no windows facing outside? It isn't in a great part of town so if we were to plant a garden or something outside it would be ruined/stolen and since we aren't year round most things grow during a time in which we aren't in school. I am having a great time on pintrest looking at the reggio items to help bring the outdoors in....what would you do?