Field Trips are an excellent way to allow children to
experience first hand what they have been learning about in school.
The children learn about the various farm animals and the food and items we receive from them. The children learn about the basic needs of animals, such as food, water, and shelter. The children also learn about tractors and how they help farmers sew and cultivate their crops.
At the fair the children get to feed the animals at the petting zoo, and see how pigs, sheep and cows are groomed. The children have also studied the body parts of horses and how they are trained and have the opportunity to watch them as they are groomed at the fair.
The children learn about the parts of a pumpkin plant and the growth process (life cycle of a pumpkin), how to carve a jack-o-lantern, and how to make a pumpkin pie.
At the pumpkin patch the children get to experience a petting zoo, an old fashioned school-house, a historic “dog trot house” (how people lived during the pioneer days), mining for gemstones, a dinosaur dig, a hay ride, an enchanted forest and barrel races. The children have a picnic lunch and get to play on the playground as well as pick their own pumpkin to take home.
The children learn about manners to use at home and while out at restaurants. They learn about various types of food and about how to “read” a recipe and a menu. They learn about what is needed to make pizza dough. The children have an opportunity to go to a Pizza Restaurant and make their own pizza. They also learn how to set the table and interact appropriately in a public setting.
The children study about ducks, fish, frogs and other pond life. They learn how to about the life cycle of a frog. The children go to Friendly Acres Park in Judsonia and look for tadpoles, frogs, ducks, geese, fish and other pond life. They also get to play on the playground and have a picnic.
The children learn about wild animals and their habitats. They learn about various characteristics of each animal and compare and contrast the differences and similarities. The children also learn about the job juties of a zoo keeper.
To prepare children for kindergarten, students have the opportunity to go to the elementary school they will be attending and see the classrooms, the art room, music room, library, cafeteria and playground to help them feel secure about their new educational setting. The children meet the teachers and the principals. They then go to Berryhill Park where they get to play and have a picnic.
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