Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Field Trip

We took our last field trip of the year today! We traveled to a nearby state park which is a battle site of the American Revolution. The American Revolution is a big area we study in Social Studies. First we learned how they made fire, bullets, and more.


Then, the students got to make pretend gunpowder, march, and pretend to be Patriot soldiers with a fake wooden musket. They loved that part!


We had a picnic lunch and then learned about the Musgroves, the family who lived here when British soldiers set up camp in their back yard.





We went on a 1 mile hike and walked to the river that soldiers crossed.


Positives: All students came and brought lunch. The kids asked wonderful, meaningful questions! They connected their experience to what they'd learned in class. They behaved pretty good, well most of them did.

Funny comments: "Mrs. Geren, oh my gosh we have walked so much I bet we lose 30 pounds." Haha, oh if only it worked that way. "Oh man, I just finally gained some weight and now with all this walking, I'm going to lose it." Kids say the funniest things!

1 comment :

  1. These are the moments that we teachers have to cling to. We need more of them to recharge our batteries!

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