Climbing like Katniss and Rue

Posted: February 11, 2012 in Reading
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If you are reading, or have read, The Hunger Games, you understand how the skill of climbing and remaining high in the trees keeps two of our favorite characters, Katniss and Rue, alive. What does it feel like to hoist yourself high off the ground?

Twenty-four of our JFD students now have a sense of what it’s like to be Katniss and Rue. On Friday, February 10th, we headed north to the University of Maine’s Maine Bound Adventure Center.

The Maine Bound Adventure Center houses a 32′ tall climbing tower with multiple sides to climb, and a 45′ long bouldering wall. After listening to the University students share some safety precautions, our students fearlessly strapped on harnesses, and anxiously waited for one of the four belayers to connect them to the ropes. When they weren’t scaling the 32′ tower, they tried their darndest to free-climb the bouldering wall. Our exciting afternoon was capped off with Mr. Evans’ climb to the top!

Thanks to our amazing students, Mr. Evans, and Mrs. Bernhardt for making this after school trip such a success!

  1. Gage N. says:

    It was sooooooo much fun!! 🙂

  2. Skyelynne W. says:

    I have read it and it was amazing I just can’t wait to watch the movie. And my parents said “Skye if you want to see the movie you have to behave inside our house.” So I have been behaving myself can’t wait for the movie!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 😉 :0

  3. A local librarian says:

    I showed your blog to my 6th graders and we are all totally jealous of your Hunger Games activities! It sounds like so much fun. We are going to enjoy following along as you wind down (or up?!) for the movie!

    • Mrs. Patterson says:

      Oh thanks for taking a look at our blog! We are having fun reading The Hunger Games, and are really looking forward to our dinner and discussion on the 29th! Of course, we can’t wait for March 23rd to roll around either:)

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