Thursday, October 8, 2015

Sailor School

In order to prepare the sailors for their upcoming journey at sea, students attended Prince Henry's Sailing School, just as young sailors did back in the 1400s. Sailors completed courses in navigation, first aid, knot tying, and food preservation.

Team Valeo, sailing for France,
practices tying knots.

Sisters Audrey and Laura proudly show off
their knot tying prowess. 

Sailors for England's boat
The Lions use an astrolabe to
help with navigation.

Two sailors from Portugal's ship
Double Fishes spot the North Star.

Three sailors use teamwork
to build an astrolabe.

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I live in Cape Elizabeth with my husband, two daughters, and our cat Nessie. Our family loves to spend time outdoors together, camping, hiking, and gardening. Another past time of mine is triathlons. I have completed nine triathlons, including one Half Ironman. I loved swimming, biking, and running 70.3 miles! You might also find me cozied up with a good book in my free time. I have been teaching for 10 years in a variety of grade levels. Fifth grade is my favorite! The kids are capable of so much! I can't say I have a favorite subject to teach, but love getting students to think deeply. I enjoy getting kids to think critically and be creative in all subject areas. I often use simulations and project based learning to do this. Teambuilding and working on social skills in another major goal of mine. Teaching kids to work effectively together and use good communication skills will help prepare them for life after school.