Saturday, February 18, 2017
Outdoor Classroom Challenges
Mrs. Fake and I have been joining forces during outdoor classroom. It makes for quite an energetic end of the day! Yesterday, we gave the kids 2 Everest Challenges. First in teams of 4, that included at least 1 girl and 1 boy, the kids had to make their way across the field to the far field goal posts. Most of the teams ran and then waited for those that needed a little more time. We explained to the kids if they were on Mt. Everest, they probably would have lost their team mates on the mountain. What was really successful was a chance to burn off some energy! Second grade legs running through 24 inches of snow!!
The second challenge was to build a snow man as tall as the American Flag. This challenge brought some great focus and collaboration. One team thought to pass snow balls up the snow bank, fire line style.
I hope everyone has a great break. I look forward to many more adventures and learning when we return.