ForestParkReview.com Blogs The latest blog entries from ForestParkReview.com http://www.forestparkreview.com Thu, 20 Sep 2018 02:44:34 UTC ForestParkReview.com http://www.forestparkreview.com http://media2.forestparkreview.com/Images/5/3/3/41/2/5_3_3_41_2_144x144.jpg Learning the Ropes: 5th Grade Outdoor Ed at a Lake Geneva Retreat http://www.forestparkreview.com/9_11_1327/?utm_source=RSS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=RSS

Field-Stevenson students couldn't have wished for better weather for their Covenant Harbor (Snake Road) retreat in Lake Geneva last week.  Working with the Snake Road outdoor education staff, the 5th graders too part in a variety of outdoor education classes  including: archery, fishing, orienteering, basic survival and canoeing.   Developing cooperative learning and team building skills through two "ropes" courses is the main mission at Snake Road. "Lower ropes" course challenges teams with a problem that the students had to solve as a team and without adult intervention. The team must work out the real-world frustration and impatience they experience through cooperation  and trust.  The "high ropes" course challenged the students to step up and out of their comfort zone as they traveled many feet above the ground to work toward individual goals and face their fears. While they were not in tents, they had to go without their - - gasp -- phone and TV for over 30 hours.  They had to rely on good old social interaction, board games, books and play for entertainment. Read More...


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http://www.forestparkreview.com/9_11_1327/?utm_source=RSS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=RSS Wed, 19 Sep 2018 20:00:00 UTC
Garage sales - September 19, 2018 edition http://www.forestparkreview.com/9_11_1325/?utm_source=RSS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=RSS This weekend's garage sales. Read More...


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http://www.forestparkreview.com/9_11_1325/?utm_source=RSS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=RSS Wed, 19 Sep 2018 15:00:16 UTC
Big Week Sept. 19 - 26 http://www.forestparkreview.com/9_11_1324/?utm_source=RSS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=RSS

Opportunity Knocks Classic Softball Tournament  Attend the 12th annual Opportunity Knocks Charity Softball tournament from 7:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Sept. 22 at the Park District of Forest Park, 7501 Harrison St. Read More...


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http://www.forestparkreview.com/9_11_1324/?utm_source=RSS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=RSS Tue, 18 Sep 2018 21:46:15 UTC
Garage sales - September 12, 2018 edition http://www.forestparkreview.com/9_11_1323/?utm_source=RSS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=RSS This weekend's garage sales. Read More...


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http://www.forestparkreview.com/9_11_1323/?utm_source=RSS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=RSS Sat, 15 Sep 2018 14:26:15 UTC
Flashback: Library card and the election of 1991 http://www.forestparkreview.com/9_11_1322/?utm_source=RSS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=RSS

When the commissioner forum took place at the Moose Lodge in 1991, the candidates were asked if they had library cards... and the result had the communtity talking.   Read More...


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http://www.forestparkreview.com/9_11_1322/?utm_source=RSS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=RSS Fri, 14 Sep 2018 05:00:00 UTC