Tuesday, March 14, 2017


Ice Hockey
If you haven't been to Hidden Valley Nature Center, your student can take you to the barn, and to the Yurt which stands above the "hidden valley."  Despite the challenges of a slippery, icy trail we made our way down the access road, some of us walking gingerly and some of us launching ourself across the ice for a fun slide.  During lunch, we benefitted from Mrs. Fake's knowledge of the area and enjoyed conversation in the barn.  The cafeteria does not compare!  What a lovely lunch!

I gave them the challenge of walking in a line up the hillside to the yurt.  This meant that each child would not overtake the person in front of them and offer encouraging words to those who struggled with footing.  They did a spectacular job.  We then took a look off the deck of the yurt at the hidden valley and gathered in the yurt for a silly story about a moose.  We checked in about being respectful toward each other and then made our way down the steep hillside.
Figure Skating

Perimeter of a square
At the bottom, we found a great patch of ice to slip and slide and have "recess" on.  We ran out of time before we could give proper time for our perimeter exploration with sticks, but some of us were able to show shapes with sticks.  On the bus ride home, we pulled out our books and read quietly.  The students received high praise from John, the bus driver, who is not easy with compliments.  I do hope we will go again soon and maybe parents will join us.  I'll let you know.

Chewonki Visit

We had the pleasure of a visit from the Chewonki Outreach Program.  We talked with our presenter about Vernal Pools.  If you don't know,...