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Rain is gently falling on the roof of the fifth wheel. What a welcome sound that is. I hope it lasts all night and into tomorrow.
 

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Full day hike with a grade 2 class. Only rained at the end. Surprisingly my muscles are feeling ok. I wasn't LAST but I am now.
 

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Good paper deliveries - no rain!...didn't see niece as school had started when I got there...lots of hugs and condolences along the route...power just came on after being off for almost 2 hours and we have a downpour happening - but it doesn't seem to have been the cause of the power outage.
 

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Full day hike with a grade 2 class. Only rained at the end. Surprisingly my muscles are feeling ok. I wasn't LAST but I am now.
I'm not sure it's the hike that would wear me out on that one. :whistle: And I'm LAST for a bit.
 

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LAST as I prepare for another day out on the road...hopefully I will be able to rest lots this weekend.
 

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Thanks @BethAnne for the link ... The Chautauqua here: https://sites.google.com/…/June%2021%2C%202019%20Chautauqua…

I particularly enjoyed: It’s In You by Rev. Robin King ... the FIRST line goes like this ...

"When I was little, one of the things that scared me most about church was the Holy Spirit "... :eek:

I could not stop reading till I got to the LAST of it.

And another LAST line in a different "Leader" article - same paper " Under the rule of capitalism, there are no friends." - Guess Who
 
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Full day hike with a grade 2 class. Only rained at the end. Surprisingly my muscles are feeling ok. I wasn't LAST but I am now.
Why? Just curious about the curriculum aspect. The only time I recall doing something like that was for camp.
There were a few other things where we would walk - going to a skating rink, I think we may have walked to a public library and I recall doing something like a scavanger hunt although I'm thinking that might not have been part of a typical school day, but older students were paired with younger ones and adults were involved.
 

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Why? Just curious about the curriculum aspect. The only time I recall doing something like that was for camp.
I remember walking down to the local bush area to collect tadpoles around that age but not actual hiking. I think it's kind of cool. Little M didn't really discover his love of hiking until our first time in the US Southwest, when he was probably c. 14.
 

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What a beautiful tribute to your mom BA.

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Thanks...long day...papers delivered...also took copies to the hospital for staff and for mom's roommate...and to Funeral Home to pick up mom - gave them copies too...bought groceries before we left town...now it looks like a thunderstorm is imminent.
 

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Why? Just curious about the curriculum aspect. The only time I recall doing something like that was for camp.
There were a few other things where we would walk - going to a skating rink, I think we may have walked to a public library and I recall doing something like a scavanger hunt although I'm thinking that might not have been part of a typical school day, but older students were paired with younger ones and adults were involved.
Oh my - there could be so many things experienced & learned on such a hike, and in the preparation for it too. I'm volunteering with a local school - as a guide for their gardening club. It's been fascinating to me to learn about Google Classroom & see the myriad of ways that learning is woven into even something like a voluntary club at elementary school.
 

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Oh my - there could be so many things experienced & learned on such a hike, and in the preparation for it too. I'm volunteering with a local school - as a guide for their gardening club. It's been fascinating to me to learn about Google Classroom & see the myriad of ways that learning is woven into even something like a voluntary club at elementary school.
I can see the purpose for it, although I also see problems. With one of the hikes with the school camping trip I was feeling very unwell. Likely some hormones that were triggering a swell. There was no option to not go unless camping was skipped altogether.

I just haven't heard of elementary schools that do all day hiking trips as just a day thing otherwise.
 

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LAST after 1/2 inch of rain pounded down in less than 20 mins - I had some minor leaking in the solarium which hopefully is not a sign of a more serious problem (fingers crossed)
 

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We had heavy rain yesterday. Today is gorgeous, if a bit cool for the first weekend of summer. Had a nice walk. May try for a long ride this weekend. Weather looks promising for it at least.
 

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curriculum aspect of all day hike Just so you know it was the last hike of four. Still in parking lot where our Indigenous teaching assistant explained that it was "Saskatoon Berry Month" of course she told us the Okanagan word for it. The students know that is is one of the four food chiefs in Okanagan history/culture. We then each picked a few berries to eat. We only choose the dark purple-leaving the green and red ones to further ripen. We also only took a few to leave enough for the bears and birds.
Off we go-each class going a different way to meet at lunch and take other way down.
We saw and tasted waxed currants. We identified different plants. We stopped (and after adults had checked area for snakes we played an animal game. Students choose their animal and moved and hid like it.
Next stop-sketching time. Students choose what to sketch (and they had all carried their sketch books). Their were magnifers available if wanted.

On and up to lunch


Anyways it would be long to list all we did and learnt. Suffice to say we exceeded one of the themes of the newly revised BC curriculum "Connection to Place". The teacher shared with me the knowledge the students had picked up, the connections they were making (to previous trips, to science etc). I shared with her the development of physical literacy I had seen. How to go up and down hills, how to climb small rocks...


On the way down we stopped and watched a rattlesnake slither across our trail.

In my opinion a very wise use of school time.
 
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