Further in the forest, wedged in the crook of a tree, we also stumbled upon a geocache. We felt very lucky to discover the container by chance during our explorations because we weren’t using a GPS to find a specific location marked by coordinates. Inside the jar was a collection of trinkets and a notebook containing the names and dates of others who had found the cache before us. The earliest recording was from February 22, 2016! We added “Fred A. Hamilton Kindergarten” to the logbook. A few students came to school the following day with personalized messages and small toys. We returned to the site in the forest and added the items to the jar. We will be very interested to see if others also find the jar. There are likely many other geocache sites in Preservation Park within close proximity of the school. Please let us know if you have any experience with geocaching or a willingness to help us learn!
We will continue to spend lots of time outdoors. Temperatures fluctuate during the day and it is common for the children to add or remove layers of clothing as needed. The children love to play near the creek and the forest is still very muddy. Extra dry socks always come in handy. When warmer, drier weather arrives, please send your child with a hat, water bottle, and sturdy outdoor shoes. For safety reasons, no sandals or flip flops, please! Please apply sunscreen at home at the start of the day. We really appreciate your ongoing support! Merci!