Last week, our 5-7th Graders traveled to the Marin Headlands and our 8th graders to Los Angeles to participate in a Yavneh favorite: Journeys. We are excited that after a long 2 year hiatus, these meaningful opportunities for our students resumed.
Journeys allow students to immerse themselves in experiential learning, build community and team, develop leadership skills, and take risks that they wouldn’t otherwise take at home or in the classroom. Our students loved being in nature (ask your 5-7th grader about their 6 mile challenge hike.)
In Los Angeles, our 8th graders were able to immerse themselves in the LA Jewish culture, go to a Cirque show, explore music and art, and had an impactful experience at the Museum of Tolerance.
In all, our students all came home with so much more than when they left. I also need to point out the efforts and sacrifices of our amazing chaperones: Morah Jamie, Ms. Schwartz, Mr. Pierce, Morah Sharon, Morah Danilelle and Mr. Sleep.
Here are just a few highlight experiences from each itinerary…
5th, 6th, 7th Grade trip to the Marin Headlands:
- Study the adaptations of tide pool creatures in an intertidal marine touch tank
- Collect and identify macroinvertebrates from Rodeo Pond
- Engage in rock inquiry and explore 200 million years of geologic history
- Visit the Point Bonita Lighthouse and observe seal behavior from the coastal bluffs
- Hike to the top of Hawk Hill or Hill 88 and enjoy 360° views of San Francisco Bay
8th Grade trip to Los Angeles:
- LaBrea Tar Pits
- Santa Monica Pier
- LA Zoo
- Movie night at Grauman’s Chinese Theater
- Universal Studios
- Griffith Park
- Museum of Tolerance