Antarctic Adventure with Dr. Asen

Posted by Laurie Sullivan at 1/25/2010 6:00:00 AM

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Last week Dr. Sheryl Asen shared with the 4th graders about her adventures in Antarctica. Dr. Asen wove the Barrett school theme of CHANGE throughout her presentation. The students were truly drawn in by her engaging presentation style and the topic of Antarctica. They were in awe of how many layers of clothing Dr. Asen wore to keep warm (see photos below of students holding the articles of clothing in the order they would be put on). Dr. Asen said she was inspired to go to Antarctica when she read Robert Scott’s diary when she was a child. She was determined to get there one day and finally her dream came true! You can read parts on Captain Robert Scott’s diary online.

http://www.eyewitnesstohistory.com/scott.htm Scott died while exploring Antarctica and wrote in his diary until the very end.

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Click here to see more photos from the presentations for all three fourth grade classes.