Beginning of the Week Solo Experiences:
Solo experiences for content building are a good start to the week, because it gives students a chance to develop a sense of place and begin to explore using all of their senses. It is a good time to discuss how to use our observation skills and to wonder about the world around us.
A Space Walk is an excellent way to introduce students to a solo experience.
End of the Week Solo Experiences:
The goal for end-of-the-week solo experiences is for students to reflect upon their experiences they have had throughout the week. Your focus for this kind of solo experience can be for reflecting on teamwork/roles in a team, to reflect on their connections to the ecosystem, to assess student learning and understanding, or as a way for students to begin to connect the experience they've just had back to their home lives.
Solo Walk Poem
Relevant Journal Pages:
"Ecosystem Observations", pg. 5
"Humans in the Ecosystem", pg. 33
Transfer of Learning:
- How did this solo experience make you feel?
- Where else have you felt like this?
- How, where and when can you enjoy regular, quiet, solo time in nature when you are back at home?