A Shared Adventure

The 3rd and 4th grades journeyed to the small creek between Lake Lagunitas and Bon Tempe Lake on Tuesday, April 12th, to release the trout fry they raised in the 3rd grade classroom aquarium.  Although many of the juvenile trout had died in the weeks leading up to the big day, we were relieved and grateful to be able to release two healthy fry and one more who tenaciously clung to life. The 4th graders were able to recall many of the reasons the creek was a suitable habitat for our rainbow trout, while the 3rd graders filled in additional facts. The classes enjoyed partnering for our hike around Lake Lagunitas, as the 4th graders recorded observations in their nature journals and the third graders acted as extra eyes, spotting plants, flowers, trees, nests, tracks, and more. After the hike, everyone enjoyed a picnic in the redwoods with yummy birthday treats for all (happy birthday, Zara!). After lunch, there was time for playing as children climbed rocks and trees, built a shelter from fallen branches, and enjoyed the beautiful surroundings. It was a great way to celebrate nature and friendship on the last day together before Passover break.

Jeff Krieger
3rd Grade

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