Thursday, October 22, 2009

Thursday at Outdoor Ed

Today the students were able to finish hiking so that every student has hiked every trail. Almost every student has had a bird eat out of their hand over the past few days. The hoe-down was hilarious and everyone, including Mr. K and Miss Leon had a great time. Tonight is skit night and we can't wait to see the skits that all of the students put together.

This is our last post from up in the mountains. Tomorrow, beginning around 11 a.m., you can check the hotline ((714) 721-9537)for updates on when we will be arriving at Olive school. It's been a great week and we look forward to seeing you tomorrow!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Wednesday afternoon

This afternoon, students were able to hike a trail of their choice (the trails had different levels of difficulty). While on the hikes, students made hieroglyphics on rocks (boulder painting), trail art, and necklaces. We also painted each others faces (I made a great ladybug on Olivia D's face, and she put whiskers on me). The students also made friendship bracelets.

Everyone is doing well.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Tuesday at Outdoor Ed

This morning, the students were divided into three different hiking groups. One group hiked the ecology trail, one group hiked the wildlife trail (taught by Mr. K), and one group hiked the geology trail (taught by Miss Leon). It's great when the classroom is outdoors. There are so many opportunities for hands on learning on these trails.

The (hugely popular) afternoon activities were: studying flight (by testing paper airplanes and homemade rockets), art projects, and survival tips. Your child participated in one of these three activities this afternoon.

Tonight will be round 2 of astronomy, and we will have the opportunity to do a night hike.

Everyone is doing really well!

Check back tomorrow..

p.s. Cell service is very inconsistent. We update the cell phone message when we can. The last update was today (Tues) around 4:45 p.m.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Outdoor Ed Update

We arrived safely, got the students assigned to their cabins, had our first meal and our first fire drill (standard safety procedure). The students have already been out on the trail and everyone is doing great! We are well on our way to an awesome adventure of a week.

Stay tuned...