Planning and Recording our adventures
From the very first adventure, we thought about how we would record them. Over 35,000 years ago, people drew pictures of their adventures on the walls of caves. Writing about our adventures helped us to remember what happened and to learn from our experiences. It also meant that we could share it with others. In order to write about our adventures, we created our Adventurer's Handbooks, which we brought with us on every adventure.
At first it was difficult to write a detailed reflection after we finished each adventure, but each adventure led to us writing more and we were excited to see the progress that we had made in both our writing and our adventuring.
Blogging about our adventures
Our climbing adventure by Ale, Ethan, Emily and Leila
Slack rope walking on our climbing adventure by Halle and Addison
The journey to the campsite by Mikaila
Day one of our camping adventure by Seth
Day one of our camping adventure by Ivan
Saying goodbye and putting up our tents by Anelisa
Our first day camping by Ethan
The Azalea trail by Emily
Our camping scavenger hunt by Addison
Everyone loves trees by Kyle
Our evening at the campsite by Leila
Our evening at Paso Picacho by Charlotte
The night hike by Cruz
The night hike by Halle
The night hike by Ian
Our night hike by Soleil
Night hike by Dulce
In our tents by Nick
The Stonewall Peak hike by Ella
The hike up Stonewall Peak by Will
Stonewall Peak by Ale
My adventure in Room 14 by Annia
Planning our Adventures
Equipment: At first Ms. Chown planned our adventures for us. However, by the time it got to the third and final adventure of the project, we were ready to start taking over some of the planning. Read Andres's blog post to find out how thoroughly we were thinking about our camping adventure.
In order to make sure that we were prepared for the adventure, Ms. Chown showed us pictures of the places that we were going. Next, we read books on camping to figure out what equipment we needed. Below are the pictures that Ms. Chown showed us along with the camping supplies list that our class created:
Meals: We worked in groups to plan meals. First we started by interviewing the class to find out about allergies and severe dislikes. We knew we couldn't make everyone's favorite, but we didn't want to make something that someone really didn't like. We also had to think about practicality. For example, the group that was planning lunch on the hike had to plan something that could be carried!
This was our first time working in a group to get things done. There were some challenges but every group managed to plan a delicious, nutritious meal for us.