Last Thursday the Mentor Grade 3 classes ventured off into the woods of the Kortright Centre to better understand plants and soils as part of their themes unit. Along their way, they discovered that soil is made up of both organic (living things) and non-organic (things that were never alive). They also discovered a number of friendly creatures, including two baby salamanders! Though it was chilly, the Grade 3s were able to brave the forest and make it back to the classroom, where they learned even more interesting things, including the fact that soil is made up of 3 different layers! A fantastic time was had by all!