The CMST students will travel to the Carlos Environmental Center in Alexandria. Our fifth and sixth grade students will arrive on Wednesday, May 18 and stay overnight. The K-4 students will join them on Thursday, May 19 for a day of outdoor learning. The staff at Carlos has planned a variety of environmental learning stations. This week we will feature a few of the stations that our 5th and 6th grade students will enjoy. Next week's scoop will feature our K-4 learning stations.
Wildlife Scent/Tracking: Participants use their sense of smell to find clues that help them identify the various animals that are living in the Luther Crest forest community. Hope you don't have a cold for this one. Often includes a trip to the Nature Room to see our resident live animals!
Outdoor Survival: Participants engage in a group survival activity where they are tested on how to build a fire, how to build a shelter good enough to protect them from even the coldest Minnesota winter, and most importantly how to work together as a team.
Archery: Identify the parts of a bow, different types of bows and learn how to use them properly. Participants learn proper range procedures and how to follow range commands as they practice their archery skills.
Alpha Wolf: Participants learn how and why wolves communicate as they engage in a wolf howling activity in a group effort to locate the Alpha Wolf in the woods at night.
Challenge Course: The Challenge Course is designed using low ropes course elements to help participants build confidence and self-esteem while learning to trust and work together with members of their team.
Monday, May 16 AIMS testing
Wednesday, May 18 Grade 5/6 Overnight trip to Carlos Environmental Center.
Thursday, May 19 Grades Pre/K - 4 will travel to the Carlos Environmental Center.
Friday, May 20 Fitness Fun Day
Thursday, May 26 DARE Graduation at 5:45 p.m. followed by the Spring Concert at 7 p.m.
Friday, May 27 Glacial Park Day
Monday, May 30 Memorial Day - No School
Thursday, June 2 Final Day of Classes/6th grade graduation.
Please turn in your Campbell soup labels by May 20th. The school will earn an additional 1000 points for any labels sent in during the month of May.
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