The 5th grade went to the Blue Rocks baseball game today and we had a blast! I loved interacting with my students outside of the classroom. It's rare that we get the chance to do that anymore. We sat in the stadium, talking, laughing, and cheering. It was as far from standardized testing as you can get!:)
The term “Keeping it real” is played out now, I know. But field
trips do just that. They keep it real. They give kids the opportunity
to experience life “for real.” Some of these kids do not have the chance
to see outside their neighborhoods. There's nothing wrong with virtual field trips, I have taken my class on a few. But if I
had a choice of the Franklin Institute online and piling my kids on a
bus and traveling to the Franklin Institute, the bus trip, with all the noise, bumps,
and mishaps, trumps a virtual field trip any day!
Our pen pals on Edmodo recently took a trip to Tybee Island in Georgia. My students ask me why we can’t go on trips like that. What do I tell them?
I am exhausted. But it was worth it.
trips are so cool!