On Friday. October 10th, the seventh grade ventured out on their annual orienteering trip. They could not have asked for a more picturesque day to spend outdoors.
Students put their map reading and compass skills to the test as they tracked through the wooded trail in search of obscure posts.
While traveling between posts, the students looked for a unique object in nature, which was later used as inspiration for a free write.
Students transformed their objects through the art of figuration; for example, “small homes of mushrooms”; “the fern is like a Christmas tree”; “the leaf was the color of a candy apple that had been burned / dark spots of sadness”; “red-backed salamander / like a little dragon”; “my pine cone smells like nature from a valley.”
After an autumn day of adventure and activity, everyone was treated to ice cream at a local creamery and cow farm.