Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Field Trip Fun: Part I

I really wanted to take my students on a field trip to Karagol, the place our family goes each year to see the fall leaves. We had studied deciduous and coniferous trees, and I wanted our study to culminate by letting them make a leaf collection. So, with first aid kid, permission slips, and wet wipes in hand, we loaded them up on a bus.

 They were so excited. I think I had 20 minutes of questions the day before, including an explanation of what each of them planned to wear (well, the girls, anyway), as well as the question, "How will my mom get to school in the morning?" Here are two friends from America and Iran.
We drove 1 1/2 hours. When we arrived, we were greeted by cool air, a rainy mist, trees that had not really turned beautiful fall colors, and a pack of wild Turkish sheepdogs, who were very happy to see a busload of children (with yummy lunches) get off a bus.
 The enthusiasm of the children was not dampened in the slightest.
Tomorrow I'll post pictures of our hike. The best quote of the day came from my little student Max, who said, "This is like the Magic Tree House, only it's real!"


Tara G. said...

LOVE that quote!!!! FYI in case you ever want more info- my dad is a forester and would love to share his wealth of tree knowledge!

The Niemeyer Nest said...

Your school sounds just wonderful!!! Those are the type of experiences that create life long learners.

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