BY MICHELE S. BYERS
SPECIAL TO NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM
THE STATE WE’RE IN
Here’s some homework! Explore the woods, climb a tree, race through a field, build a fort. Splash in the water, catch a fish, explore a city park, turn over a log. Sleep in a tent, gaze up at stars, follow a trail, listen to birds. Play in the mud, hold a frog, plant a garden, follow animal tracks.
These once-common activities – from back in the days when parents sent their kids outside and told them not to come home until dinner - may not be real school assignments. But they could be if some New Jersey legislators get their way!