Forest Monday, February 9, 2015

Today we had a two hour delay. Mr. Sadowski, Miss Wetzel, and Mrs. McPherson were here.

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The first thing that we learned today was how to buckle snowshoes by ourselves by tightening and loosening the buckles. We also looked at our forest plans and talked about the pictures we had drawn.

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To get ready, first we put on our snow pants, then we put on our boots, and last we put on our snowshoes. We put our snowshoes on all by ourselves. If we were having trouble we asked a friend or a teacher to help. Sometimes we had trouble and lots of us helped each other.

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We were trying to get up and down the hill but it was hard for us. We didn’t get to go to our normal place in the woods, we went somewhere else.

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The amphitheater was covered in a layer of snow. We sat in the snow and sunk in it. The snow was so deep that we couldn’t walk very fast because our snowshoes would get covered in snow. We talked about how deep the snow was in Boston… up to Miss Wetzel’s shoulder! We don’t have as much snow here.

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We didn’t really get a play time today. We went for a walk instead. It was pretty slippery. When we fell on the trail, it was hard to get up. We followed the person in front of us. We had a chance to spread out and find a quiet spot. E.O. and B.P. found a good spot on the bridge. Some of us noticed that the water was all frozen so some of our sit spots were on the water.

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We took off our snowshoes when we got out of the woods. Some people took them off by themselves. It was kind of hard when we took them off outside but was easier when we were inside. We helped each other and used teamwork.

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After lunch we had hot chocolate! The hot chocolate came from the Silly Cow Farm. We got one big marshmallow and four little ones. Some of us drank it all!

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Some of us were called polar bears and some of us were seals. These were groups that were given a different book. The books were about Indians and how they make different kinds of boats. The boats were different shapes. Each group sat and talked about the pictures. We took turns turning the pages of the book.

It was 16 degrees today. We had a wonderful day out in the woods. We wish we could have stayed out longer but it was a little too cold.

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