Thursday, May 24, 2012

hike and read

These pictures were from another of the challenges for reading week.
I told families to try to read somewhere they had never read before. I took my kids on a hike.
I gave them a choice of 3 hills.
They chose the cemetery hill that overlooks town.
We parked at the bottom and hiked up, then read our books.
Ivan was a bit distracted because he wanted to go explore, then they started to discover the ladybugs and that lead to further distraction and lots of giggles and fun.
It was a great view and tons of fun to get out and be active.
One of my very favorite things to do is to read.
And I love reading with the kids or having them read to me.
I've also been discovering the joys of being outside.
And of noticing the world around us.
And I am a person who needs, needs, needs to be active.
I get a bit crazy if I don't give my muscles a good workout now and then.
So I got to combine three favorite things...
physical activity, reading and the outdoors
with three of my favorite people.
The sun was starting to set as we left.
It was a perfect way to end the day.
I hope they'll still want to do these kinds of adventures when they are teenagers and I'm not cool anymore! My friend took her kids to Alberta to do an hour hike up a mountain. She wants to work them up to a 3 day hike. I think that would be such a blast! This summer my cousins' reunion is a camping one and the kids are very excited. This will be a Baggett first and we hope to LOVE camping.

1 comment:

jenn with two n's said...

Please send me the reading challenges! I want to see what we can do at our school and possibly talk to our local librarians. Love you and your ideas!