Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Coretta's Field Week as a Fourth Grader

Coretta left at 7 am Monday morning for Field Week at school. Every year each grade level takes a week to learn on location.

This year Coretta's class is going to the Haute Center which overlooks the picturesque Swiss village of Les Sciernes in the heart of the pre-Alpes. The field week is centered around their unit of study which is Switzerland. They will be looking at landscape, life and lore. The guides will provide further research and will integrate the unit of study throughout the week.

The children will also have the opportunity to further research the landforms of Switzerland by going to visit an actual glacier, rivers, and a gorge. They will then follow this up with a tour of the Gruyere Cheese Factory as well as a tour of the Cailler Chocolate Factory. Each child was told that they could bring 20 CHF for spending.

Coretta will be back on Friday at 3 pm. It's only day two, but I really miss her! Here are some pictures of her departure. She will be traveling in a double decker bus pictured here. She and her friends Melanie and Gabriel are in the pictures.

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