• Tricia Jones

Blue Bears Going on a Field Trip

Nov 22, 2015

Field trips give students educational experiences away from their regular school environment. Students visiting different educational facilities and local community establishments can learn in a more hands-on and interactive manner.

Field trips give children a welcome break in routine. Children can look forward to and prepare for the field trip for several days or weeks. Then, they get to spend time away from the classroom and can complete a lesson on the topic covered in class. Learning in assorted ways can appeal to varied learning styles, helping children to succeed whether they are visual, auditory or kinetic learners.

The Blue Bears, led by their teachers (Wendy Sampson and Tricia Jones) have been able to participate in several Field Trips this fall both in-house and off-campus:

  • Meeting Sandy, a Red-tailed hawk, and her caregivers Bill and Carolyn

  • A Nature Detective Field trip to Lake Crabtree with Ranger Colleen. Using our magnifying glasses, we looked for clues and talked about the items we found along the trail. We even saw a snake this year.

  • A visit to a local Lowes Foods store where Miss Nadine gave us hands-on experiences with food tasting, touching a real live lobster, and giving us a tour inside the huge refrigerator.

  • Hearing Carlos and his daughter Rebecca share their Native American experiences with us. We saw an authentic cradle board and handmade jewelry using porcupine quills. We learned the Native American hand sign for Thank You.

A BIG Thank You to all of the parents for facilitating our Field Trips (organizing transportation, drivers, chaperones, and taking pictures). Shelley Glimcher, your photo collage from Lake Crabtree is awesome. We could not participate in these fun experiences without the help from all of you.

Thank You...Thank You...Thank You!!

Excerpts taken from: What are the Benefits of Field Trips for Children?


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