Grade Two Class following TA Loeffler

If you haven’t heard, Ms. Green’s class is following TA Loeffler’s track to Mt. Everest. Each morning,  students read her blog as well as do activities from her website.  You can follow her blog on the right hand side of the school’s webpage.

TA’s website is https://taloeffler.com/.  Check back for updates to this blog post.

  • April 20th, TA Loeffler’s Audio Post
  • April 21st, TA Loeffler’s Audio Post
  • April 22nd, TA Loeffler’s Audio Post                                                                                *See TA Loffler’s bog posts on our website for additional audio posts.

“Hi there,
You have probably heard about the “woman that we are following who is climbing a big mountain.”

I thought that it would be an amazing experience to follow TA, who has demonstrated that the many goals you set for yourself can be accomplished with hard work, determination and confidence.

Dr. TA Loeffler is a professional keynote speaker from St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador. TA is a professor of Outdoor Education and Recreation and the Chair of Teaching and Learning in the School of Human Kinetics and Recreation at Memorial University of Newfoundland. In 2015, TA was named to the Canada’s Greatest Explorers 100 Modern-Day Trailblazers List by Canadian Geographic. After climbing Mount McKinley, TA set a goal of climbing Mount Everest and the rest of the “Seven Summits,” the highest peaks on each of the seven continents. TA is returning to Nepal for her third attempt on Mount Everest during the spring of 2016.)www.taloeffler.com

We will be engaging in several cross curricular activities as we follow TA’s adventure, we will also send messages and track her progress(daily) on the climb to the summit of Mt. Everest.

‘The activities are based around a mountaineering theme with a focus on Mount Everest. Each activity provides an opportunity for students to learn about the many aspects of climbing Mount Everest including life on the mountain, geography of the mountain and the environment to name a few. It provides the ideal situation for students to use their imagination while gaining knowledge about basic mountaineering principles.

There will be daily activities which include culture, life on the mountain, environment, geography/explorers and physical activity. The activities vary from in-class activities, outdoor activities and physical activities. Check out her website to track her progress at home.

We are all excited about this fun learning opportunity!”

Submitted by Ms. Green

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