I have missed countdowns! They used to happen more frequently when I was in the classroom. There were countdowns for pretty much anything I could think of that needed a countdown...which in my book was plenty : ).
Most of my time lately has been spent researching, planning and getting things ready for the trip. In the next fifty days, I'll be showing you here what I am bringing with me and sharing what I've been learning preparing for the expedition.
I'm really enjoying visiting classes here in Hong Kong and finding out what you know and are interested in. I've gotten some good advice for the Arctic from a fourth grader too: layers, lots of layers.
This is my favourite note so far:
I'm down with the drawing but rest assured there will be no bringing of meat or feeding of polar bears.
I wonder how many different animals live in the Arctic and how many I'll actually be able to see.
Glad you're joining us here. I'm an artist + educator learning and creating from the amazing things encountered adventuring in Svalbard in the high Arctic and around the world.