As for myself this trip challenged me(Mrs. Nelson) to take risks and push myself past my fear of height. The high ropes challenge was something that I never would of imagined myself doing but as the students were asking me if they should do it - of coarse I said YES! Then the inevitable question was asked..."Mrs Nelson are you going to do it too?" As a teacher, I realized that this is one of those moments that I needed to rise above my own fear and exemplify the qualities that I am encouraging our students to have.
As I climbed the ladder and looked around I realized that my fear of heights was only in my head.I jumped off the really high pole & zip-lined across a huge valley and I am happy to tell you: I survived. I realize how much fun I have been missing out on. It was good for me as well as many of the students who also conquered their fears! This was a great opportunity for the students to build relationships among one another which produces a healthy classroom environment for all the students to succeed in.
A special, Thank You to Donna Banks, Our School Board Trustee who took the time to come out and photograph many of the fun moments we all shared!