Grauer 11th Grade English Class Takes A "Polar Plunge"
From Brian Dugan, 11th Grade English Teacher:
On Wednesday, January 8, and Thursday, January 9, 11th grade English students kicked off their return to school with a "Polar Plunge" at Moonlight Beach. Nearly all of the students participated voluntarily! Although the water temperature was not quite "polar," 60 degrees was definitely cold enough. The activity corresponded with a fireside reading of Jack London's short story "To Build a Fire" and the class' unit on Realism.
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