Lower School Travels To Sugarloaf Mountain

Avalon Lower School students enjoyed games and identified trees Thursday as part of a field trip to Sugarloaf Mountain.

“The kids played on the rocks once we hiked up the mountain,” said Avalon teacher Dr. Patrick Callahan. “We had the kids identify the different species of trees during the hike.”

Callahan, along with teachers Roger Porres and Caleb Glaser, led third, fourth and fifth grade students up the mountain to identify various species of trees.

To keep the students attention, teachers held a competition between the school houses, were students named as many species of trees as they could find. Stewart and Carroll house won the contest, followed by Washington house in third and Calvert house in last.

The students passed a staff around as they discussed the trees along the hike.

Later on the trip, Glaser, a fourth grade homeroom teacher, asked the students to find sticks in the woods to use as props in a game he created later on the hike.

“The students were getting bored, so Mr. Glaser made up a game to get them more excited and into it,” said Callahan.

Callahan then recited “The Raven” by Edgar Allan Poe for the Halloween spirit at the end of the hike.

The students enjoyed ice cream sandwiches when they returned back to Avalon.

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