Earlier in the school year Grade 3 students made beautiful California Self-Portraits as part of their Social Studies curriculum. Saaya did the above piece and and shared this:
My favorite place in California is Pinnacles National Park because the slight breeze on your face feels nice. If you ever decide to go on a hike with no work, good luck! If you do go there are big rocks.
Grade 6 went to Pinnacles National Park last week. They enjoyed the outdoors and also immersed themselves in personal growth.
Pinnacles National Park is a national park protecting a mountainous area located east of Salinas Valley in Central California, about five miles east of Soledad and 80 miles southeast of San Jose. The park’s namesakes are the eroded leftovers of the western half of an extinct volcano that has moved 200 miles from its original location on the San Andreas Fault, embedded in a portion of the California Pacific Coast Ranges.
Some highlights were:
-Looking at the clear night sky, thick with constellations
-Encouraging each other with rock climbing (They climbed twice, about 3 hours each day)
-Participating in skit night and song wars
-Journaling and doing reflective sharing, including writing a letter to their 8th grade self
-Doing a solo walk surrounded by the sights and sounds of nature
The Hamlin School’s edifice is in San Francisco, but its education reaches out to the ocean, the trees, the rivers, the mountains, and up towards the starry night sky.
The Hamlin School provides a robust Outdoor Education program that allows students to explore a variety of places in and around the Bay Area for one to five nights depending on grade and location. By graduation our students will have backpacked, hiked, camped, climbed, white water rafted, cross-country skied, and played in forests, seashores, mountains, and rivers across Northern California.
Our Outdoor Education trips have begun. Grade 4 recently returned from an adventure in the Marin Headlands.
The following are all the trips Grades 3-8: