fourth graders spent a week at
environmental education camp in March, 2017. The students explored the
redwood community at Armstrong Redwoods and spent a day at Salt Point
State Park where they got to investigate tide pools. The class analyzed
Dutch Bill Creek and tested different aspects of it while searching for
macroinvertebrates. There was hiking to be done around camp in the
daylight and the nighttime, a campfire that was full of fun activities,
and an evening spent on learning about watersheds. There was a lot of
extra hiking and we covered a ton of ground before breakfast every
morning! We even hiked during recreation time. The playground, gaga pit, and cargo net added to the
excitement of the experience. Overall, the fourth
graders had a great time with their friends and learned a lot while
they were at camp.
When we returned, the students were challenged to describe their trip through poetry. The fourth graders were given several formats of poetry to write and the emphasis was heavily on word choice. Descriptive language is the key to success on the project. After the poetry was written, each student began creating a webpage to display the writing. The task was to find graphics to accentuate the writing, design a page that looks nice and give the reader a good idea of what life was like at Westminster Woods.
Use the links below to explore the work by the fourth graders. They worked hard to create pages that not only express the ideas about their trip, but also engage a reader. We hope you like our poetry and webpages!
|Click here to see the photo album of our trip
The fourth graders of 2016-2017 in the final group photo of the Westminster Woods experience