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Monday, 7 September 2015

School Planning Day in the Woods

While my first day back to school with the kids is tomorrow, the staff had our official start day last Thursday.  In our district, we have a School Planning Day built into the calendar, usually in the second or third week of classes.  This year, it falls on September 21.  Most schools, however, decide to do the planning day before classes start - which makes a lot more sense!

I'm switching schools (again) this year, and my new school decided to hold our planning day off site at a salmon enhancement centre.  Although the majority of the day was spent in grade group meetings, part of the day was dedicated to touring the facility and taking in the beauty of the surroundings. 

We took a walk through some of the trails and breathtaking doesn't begin to describe the beauty.  These pictures do not do it justice!

This is a salmon ladder.  It has run dry because our summer was so dry.  Hopefully, we will have more rain and the stream will connect with the ladder soon.

Everything was unbelievably green! 

The moss covering the trees was absolutely beautiful!

This is the beginning of the trail.  We saw an owl in the trees, too, but it was too quick for my camera.

 It was so nice to get away from the school and to explore a new site so close to our campus.  I'm already thinking up ways to take my classes here for a field trip.  It would fit so well into the science curriculum!

And the best part of all is that we now get a free day off on September 21 because we already worked through our Planning Day :) 

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