A trip of more than 100 miles to Lehew, W.Va., helped 10 students and their teacher from a Montgomery County home-schooling cooperative draw closer to each other.
“The experience for me has been quite wonderful,” said master teacher Efrain Martinez-Zuviria, who teaches a class of fourth- and fifth-graders and an older class of 12- to 14-year-olds as part of the Tall Oaks Waldorf Network, a nonprofit home-schooling co-op made up of more than 20 families in the Washington, D.C., region.
The April 11 through 13 trip allowed the students to hike, roast hotdogs over a campfire, play games, and wade across the Cacapon River.
“The kids want to bond with each other as well as with me,” he said. “For the older and younger kids this is their first time together for an extended period — bond with each other, help each other.”