Saturday, March 6, 2010
On Thursday morning, Megan, Sister Vero, and I took 50 students to Till's Beach for a field trip. It was SOOO much fun. We left around 930 and did not get back to school until 2:30. On our bus ride there the kids were singing and jumping around because they were so excited. Even though we are only about 20 min to the nearest beach, most of these kids have never seen the ocean. When we were about 5 miles away you could start to see the coastline. The kids went CRAZY. They could not contain their excitement and it was so neat to see. We parked at the resort, I went inside and paid, and we were off to the beach. The kids were so happy and so thankful to be there which was really cool to be a part of. We had a trash pick up first beacuse we have been talking about how important it is to help clean up the Earth. Then, we had relay races, played football, built sandcastles, and Megan and I even took one student at a time into the water. After doing this the kids worked up a little courage after being COMPLETELY TERRIFIED of the water. By the end of the day, they were all rolling around in the sand, splashing through the water, laying in the water, and acting like crabs. We brought water, juice boxes, and cookies for everyone to enjoy. Our day flew by and none of us wanted to leave. However, we needed to get the kids back to eat something before sending them home. Overall, it was a blast and the kids had their eyes opened WIDE. It was a lot of fun to be able to incorporate what we are studying in science- rocks, air, and water- to something real and tangible for them. I think we have definitely exposed these students to our love of the beach and we might even have some tag alongs next time we go ourselves.
Posted by Katie Yohe at 4:26 AM