First things first: Field trip. I decided, instead of me being the only photographer in the group; I'd give my students that job too. I armed each of my parent volunteers with a camera or an iPod, and talked to the kids about what type of pictures they were looking for. They were on a scavenger hunt. Looking for pictures of things they used their 5 senses for. Things they saw, smelled, heard, tasted, and touched. They came up with some fantabulous pics. I printed them out & we debriefed the field trip by going through their photography. We sorted them into a tree map in the hallway, and it was truly one of the most successful field trip projects I've tried. If you'd like the tree map headers,
I also made a field trip survival kit for my team. Basic supplies: bandaids, baby wipes, napkins, kleenex, plastic bags, advil, chocolate. You know, the essentials! I put these labels on the front & they saved the day more than a few times...click on the pic to grab the labels. Thanks to the 3am teacher for the cute background!
We had our first field trip of the year a few weeks ago, and I think it went smashingly well.....as far as field trips go! We all know, the kids look forward to these for months, but I usually dread the organized chaos involved.
This time around, we went to the Oil Ranch located in Hockley, about 45 minutes outside of Houston. It's a sprawling bajillion acre ranch with TONS of things for my little
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