At the beginning of this year, our Montessori Academy’s Junior High class went to Tremont, Tennessee in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park! The trip started off very early in the morning at 5:30a.m. There were some whiney children that lightened up when we saw the magnificent mountains.
We had some interesting and educational experiences. We saw a vast variety of wildlife including: an orange salamander, two black bears, two copperheads and one timber rattle snake (both venomous).
Many people had unpleasant encounters with an angry nest of yellow jackets. Mrs. Hill got the worst of it with nearly 15 stings! We saw some giant poisonous millipedes and there were many caterpillars all over most peoples’ stuff and all over the girls’ cabin.
-Montessori Junior High Blog