INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. and#8212; On June 1, Incline Elementary Schooland#8217;s fourth grade classes went on a field trip to Project Discovery Challenge Course off the Mt. Rose highway in Reno. Below are a pair of student essays recapping the trip.
The purpose of this field trip was to work on our leadership skills and to build teamwork and trust within each other. Everyone was super excited for the field trip and everyone achieved their goal.
The day started out when we split into 4 groups. My group was named Diabetes in a Bowl (itand#8217;s a long story). The day started very slow because everyone wasnand#8217;t as focused. The first activity we did was the name juggle and I learned to be careful with each other. The second activity was a trust fall and I learned trust with my group.
Next, we did the swinging log and I learned to look at your goal, not at your feet. The next activity was called Double Trouble. In this activity, I became a big leader. Next, we went to the Flying Squirrel, where I learned to fly. It was as awesome as a flying pig!
Our last activity, Two Wire, was where I learned trust with my group. What our group talked about was leadership, reliability, and trust. Our tools were cooperation, communication, and concentration.
The person who impressed me in my group was my friend, Honore. The reason why I chose him was because he faced his fear of heights more than anyone on the ropes.
The biggest thing I learned from Project Discovery was leadership. Iand#8217;ve always been a good leader, but Project Discovery helped me be able to yell and get the group pumped. What I am most proud of from that field trip was I got my voice louder and Iand#8217;m not shy to yell when it needs to be done.
My advice to the upcoming 4th graders is to do everything you get the chance to, so youand#8217;re not in regret. The way Iand#8217;ve grown up over 4th grade is getting over my fear of public speaking, being happier, and being more focused. I have learned all these skills from Mr. Harssema. My goal for 5th grade is to get over my fear of falling and embarrassment. Thank you, Hyatt and IES PTA for making this trip possible. You spent your money well.
Today is the day! Friday, June 1st! The fourth graders at IES went on an awesomely stupendous field trip to Project Discovery Challenge Course on Mt. Rose Highway. We went to learn about how to trust others, be a problem solver, and face your fears.
The people who helped were community members and teachers. The Hyatt and PTA donated money for it. Without all this help, it wouldnand#8217;t be possible to go. I was so excited to go I thought I was going to blow up.
The spectacular day started with a simple stuffed animal toss. But it wasnand#8217;t that easy. We had to learn to follow the instructions. Then we joined hands with a hoola hoop and passed it around the circle. Next, we actually went TO THE HIGH COURSE!!! From the first, all the way to the last challenge, we learned that we could communicate and cooperate together. We talked about strategies we could use to conquer the course. Some words we used to help our teammates were and#8220;communication, trustworthy, and followership.and#8221;
My leader Josh impressed me the most in my group because he was our facilitator who helped us get through the challenges. He also had his own challenge, a wheel chair, but that didnand#8217;t stop him.
The greatest lesson I learned was to trust others and if I donand#8217;t do that, I will never get through life. I am the most proud of my teammates because they did what they were supposed to and kept everyone safe. Our lives were in each others hands because we had to belay each other properly or we could get hurt. Trust is so important because we might fall.
The advice I would give to next yearand#8217;s fourth graders is to try your hardest and donand#8217;t let your fears overcome you. I have grown this year from all the learning I have done, especially with Project Discovery. My goal for next year is to do my best!