Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Field Trips are Fun

Super Nephew G attends Chinese Camp School.  There are two rooms, one for K, 1st and 2nd;  the other for 3rd through 6th grade.  The 7th and 8th graders go to Jamestown now.  (Several generations of our family have attended school in Chinese Camp, but I’ll save that for another post!).

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I got to go with the ‘big kids’ on a field trip to Bell Meadow and the Clavey River.  They learned about the Tuolumne River watershed.

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And how rocks become soil.

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A stop to rock climb resulted in a great find…..Indian grinding stones!

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After lunch we hiked down the Clavey River to a very cool location called the “Tubs”.

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After time playing along the river it was time to stop and record thoughts and feelings in journals.

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Super Nephew G was really concentrating.  I wonder what he wrote?

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The rivers create these ‘tubs’ in the granite through out the Sierra.  They are the quintessential swimming holes in the summer,  not today!

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Doug, the class mascot, was ready for a rest while the kids wrote in their journals.

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There was time for one last stop to skip rocks across a pool on our hike out of the canyon.

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These kids are really lucky to have Miss Betz, who so clearly loves the mountains, as their teach at tiny Chinese Camp School.

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