This morning we got up and headed to Sandbolt for breakfast and a planning session. We sat around and organized who was going to ask which questions we had about energy and culture. You think students have a lot of questions, try teachers! We were flexing our curiosity muscles and ready to follow in our students’ footsteps!
We then met Marteinn, our Icelandic tour guide. He was a former 10th grade history teacher, so we were in luck. He lead us all around the city- through the prison, by the church, and around the high school. We saw Viking settlements and even happened on a traditional Icelandic high school dance. We ate the traditional Icelandic hot dogs with ketchup, mustard, fried onions, remolaude sauce, and raw onions! We finished our walking tour in the Harpa, overlooking the mountains and water.
We then split up and divided and conquered! There was too many things to see. Ms. Myles, Mrs. Schramm, Ms. Meiselman, and myself (Ms. Rhodes) went to the Viking settlement house, where we saw a Viking long house from 1000 AD! They used the geothermal pools to wash clothes and bathe! They might have even abandoned this home because it was too warm. It’s hard to imagine being too warm here:). The other group of teachers went to the church and filmed in and around the city. They even created a math lesson based on the church’s height!
Next we prepped for our food tour with Alexandra and Thor. We ate artic char, fish mash, lamb soup, cheese and unique meats to Iceland, and rye bread ice cream!
We were full and happy and ready to get some sleep for our next adventure.