Take Part in a Treasure Hunt - Geocache
What do you need for geocaching? All your need to get started geocaching is a smartphone, a geocaching account (free), and a sense of adventure!
Step 1: Create an account and download the free app Go to www.geocaching.com and create an account. It only takes a minute and is totally free. While you’re there, you can check out all the great information, videos and tutorials they have on how to play this treasuring hunting game. Once you have an account, download the app to a phone.
Step 2: Choose a cache to find Open the app and use the map to find a nearby geocache. You might be initially surprised by just how many local geocaches are nearby in your area. They’re hidden, but everywhere!
Step 3: Click START and begin walking Once you’ve picked a nearby geocache, click that green START arrow. The compass will guide you straight to your treasure! All you have to do is keep the red line of the compass directly in front of you. Adjust your bearings as the compass moves. Red arrows will appear telling you which direction to move if you’re too far off course.
Step 4: Find the cache As you get closer to the cache, make sure to zoom in/expand the map so you stay on track. Once you get within 30 feet of the cache you’ll get a warning on your phone that you’re almost there.
Step 5: Check out the contents & sign the logbook Even the most basic geocache should have some form of a logbook or sheet of paper. This is for anyone that finds it to record their name and date. Lookout for the names of your classmates!
Make a sculpture
If you don’t have fancy art supplies handy, just source the recycling bin, kitchen pantry, or garden. These sculpture ideas will encourage you to think in three dimensions as you build, imagine, and invent.
- Edible Art Grape and Toothpick Sculpture
- Foam Strip Sculpture
- Wood Sculpture with Paint
- Colorful Ice Sculptures
- Pinecones and Pasta
- Plaster Balloon Sculpture
- Sweet and Toothpick Sculpture
- Magnet Sculpture
- Recycled Sculpture
- Sugar Cube Sculpture with Cardboard,
- Beaded Wire Sculpture
- Painted Wooden Tower Sculpture
Take photos as your build to share with your class.
Write and perform a poem
Think of a Topic Divide a piece of paper into four equal parts and label them 1. People and places you love, 2. Things you like to do, 3. Questions you have about the world, and 4. Memories. Then, think of topics you might want to write about for each heading. Challenge yourself to write 3-4 ideas for each heading. Which idea do you want to write about first?
Choose Words Carefully Before you start writing your poem, make a list of words that describe your topic. Use your senses to come up with words. What do you smell or hear? What do you see? How do you feel? If you choose to write a rhyming poem, use a website to find words that rhyme with your list.
Write Your Poem Use your list of words to begin writing your poem. Start with a statement or a question about your topic. When you are writing, remember to use your senses to make your poem descriptive. Use comparisons to give your reader a picture in their mind. Be creative! Use Line Breaks Deliberately Line breaks let the reader know when to pause. Line breaks also give rhythm to your poem and contribute to its meaning.
Revise A poet is never done after the first draft! Read over your poem and take out words or phrases that don’t fit. Can you add more descriptions? Can you find a place where you can add an alliteration? After you make some changes, reread your poem out loud again. Does it sound complete?
Now practise and perform your poem in school.