DULUTH — The snow was making itself well-known Tuesday, Nov. 29, while Spartan Spin co-teacher Elise Hintzman addressed her class at Superior High School.
After letting her students know what groups they were in and what their assignment was, we worked our way down the stairs and out into the waiting yellow school bus. Glensheen Mansion here we come!
It’s been a minute since I’ve ridden in a regular school bus. I’m guessing I had a flip-phone the last time that happened. And just in case you were wondering: I have not gotten any smaller, nor have the seats gotten any bigger.
As the bus pulled out from SHS, Hintzman and her fellow co-teacher Christa Kalin handed out sub sandwiches to everyone. Turns out they don’t have a lunchroom at Glensheen. I can’t imagine why not — so anyway, we ate our subs on the bus.
As snow blanketed the ground, we pulled into the parking lot at the Duluth mansion and slid a bit down the slight hill — probably a good reminder for us all to be careful.
Although we were taking a tour and having a fun field trip, the students knew they still had an assignment to complete. The Spartan Spin is a journalism class at SHS, so the students had to do a scavenger hunt at Glensheen. They had to use their phones to take photos, like an action shot, a portrait, a wide angle shot that shows an entire room, and something that reveals history. They then had to write cutlines — or captions — for each photograph they took.
After about two hours of exploring and photographing Glensheen and the obligatory class photo, it was time to load back into the bus and get everyone back to school for the rest of their classes.