Our Nature Adventure outing on Monday was all about bringing geography, literacy and the study of our community to life in Hubbard Park. Students became map makers and treasure hunters for the day, exploring sites and mapping their way to a hidden treasure. Small groups then swapped maps and became treasure hunters, reading one another's maps to traverse varied landscapes in the park within the circumference of the soccer field and shelter to find hidden treasure. A fun word unscramble revealed the real treasure: We Like to Eat Warm Apples and Marshmallows!
Exploring the mouth of the river we found creatures, including water bugs and salamanders
Finding a treasure site and determining mapping strategies
Cooperating to map our way to the site, making sure the map was easy to read and accurate
Maps led us to many places in our designated areas, including shelters we built in the Fall
Yum - a sweet and warm reward at the end our adventure
Thanksgiving Circle - We were all thankful for the sunny warm day, mapping know-how