Virtual Fieldtrip to Mount Everest

We have only three days left until April vacation. Please remember that home reading is due even for vacation weeks!! If you’re on the go . . . try a kids magazine for a change. They’re high interest, engaging and portable.

We have been learning about climbing Mount Everest this week by asking questions and searching for answers. Today we discussed whether or not hikers used vehicles to get from Kathmandu to base camp. We decided that probably they used Yaks to carry supplies, but that you had to hike the 100 miles to get to base camp. I was doing a little more research and found these pictures. I think we were on the right track today!!

Check out the widget below (EVEREST) and visit the site!! You can watch video of climbers, see pictures taken on Everest, and read blogs written by climbers.