Mrs. McDonald spent a week in Gaitlinburg, Tennessee where she hiked in the mountains, rode horses, explored caves, and white water rafted.

She and her family hike up ssome very difficult trails and then jumped in the waterfalls!  Mrs. McDonald was able to see many land and rock formations, as well as plant and animal adaptations—and as only a teacher would do, spent her time thinking how to incorporate all she was learning into her third grade science units.

The best part of all:  While sitting quietly in the woods,  Mrs. McDonald saw a black bear.

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