What an amazing day!

I’m stopping in quickly before dinner tonight to espouse how amazing the day was, as we were able to team up and complete an amazing scavenger hunt that took across along trails, next to streams, and around NCCAT to interact with, photograph, and learn more about nature.

Sure, it’s nature. Sure, it’s the identification of plants. Does that matter to me as an ELA teacher? ABSOLUTELY! Students can learn about imagery and descriptive writing. Students can work on persuasive writing as they ask to protect a threatened species in North Carolina. Students can work to compare and contrast two different plants or organisms. See? We’re just getting started. The last few days have given me much to work with as I strive to bridge the gap between Language Arts and STEM (making it STEAM)!