Students in Mrs. Moats' English class read MY SIDE OF THE MOUNTAIN, a book by Jean Craighead George, in which twelve year old Sam Gribley runs away from home to live in the mountains. In order to survive, Sam constructs a shelter, finds and stores food and water, and even trains a wild falcon to hunt for him.
After finishing the book, the sixth graders "ran away" in the school's Outdoor Learning Lab. They were divided into four groups, given a few tools, and challenged to build a shelter, find edible food, carry water and create a fish hook from sticks and string.
|Daisy works on building a cup from Skunk Cabbage.|
|Tessa and Hannah show off the fish hook they made and the string they twisted out of grass to catch a fish.|
|Zachariah works on constructing a shelter that is rainproof.|
|Tessa shows off her meal of dandelion blossoms.|