I am enjoying revisiting this great book! I read it originally a few years ago, but like all good reads, it was worth another turn!
This chapter is about field trips. If I am going to honest with you, we don’t get out much… like ever. Shoot! We did have a field trip at the beginning of the year. It rained… and rained…and rained… Let’s just say that the animals at Grant’s Farm were lining up 2 by 2! As we sat in the bus eating our lunch, soaked to the skin, I was thinking I must have done something terribly, terribly wrong.
I’m not going to lie… I cried! Our ONE field trip for the year was a NIGHT! MARE!
Field trips, including those that are virtual, enable teachers to create as many authentic, experiential experiences as possible. These spatial memories are embedded in the brain and need no rehearsal. (Fogarty, 2001). Making sense of the research on the brain and learning. Victoria, Australia: Hawker Brownlow Education.
Ok… maybe it is not a complete loss. We did do this!
Every October, we celebrate Missouri Day! Our high school’s 4H students educate our students about all things agricultural.
The tractors are pretty much a big deal!
and we have volunteers present on Missouri’s history.
Like many of my friends in the mid-west… we are stuck inside. The weather has us packed together tight. We have not been outside for a REALLY! LONG! TIME!
So how about a field trip in the building.
I thought we could do a write the school activity. We can get out… stretch our legs… and visit parts of the building that we do not usually go.
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I am looking forward to making use of this outside classroom that was completed. This is right behind our building. How cool is this?
Are you ready to follow along on this book study?
Chapters 1 & 2 have already been discuss. Hop over to Kickin it in Kindergarten to see what you missed.
And here is what the future brings!
Queen of the First Grade Jungle Chapter 4 (March 10th)
Fabulous in First Chapter 5 (March 14th)
One Extra Degree Chapter 6 (March 17th)
Mrs. Jump’s Class Chapter 7 (March 28th)
The First Grade Parade Chapter 8 (March 31st)
In April, you will be visiting these girls for the remainder of the study:
Mrs. Ehle’s Kindergarten Chapter 9 &10 (April 4th)
What The Teacher Wants Chapter 11 (April 7th)
First Grader At Last Chapter 12 (April 11th)
Erica’s Ed Ventures Chapter 13 (April 14th)
KinderGals Chapter 14 &15 (April 18th)
A Rocky Top Teacher Chapter 16 (April 21st)
Mrs. Wills Kindergarten Chapter 17 (April 25th)
Little Warriors Chapter 18 (April 28th)
Falling Into First Chapter 19 (May 2nd)
Kickin’ it in Kindergarten Chapter 20 (May 5th)
You can join in for whatever part you like! If you are not a blogger, that is OK! We will want you to join in on the fun. You can participate in the conversation in the comments. We want this to be a positive collaboration between teachers! The whole point is to encourage each other with inspiring ideas while still using research based best practice.
We hope you will join! Here is a YouTube video where you can hear a little more about what the book is about.