It is important for us to provide many hands on learning experiences for the students. Field Trips allow us to enhance to curriculum while providing fun opportunities for the students.
- September 23
- Mrs. Hanes Cookie Factory: Students visit the cookie factory while tasting cookies along the way. Students learn the elements of business and history of a working company all in our community. This trip is also linked to a study of the Moravian Settlers. Students will complete a graphing project related to favorite classroom cookie choices.
- October 20
- Woosley Farms Students will visit a working farm and discover plants native to North Carolina as well as study soil cycles .
- vocabulary focus on science terms for soil, cycles, and seasons
- tour our 100-year-old farm, discovering life without indoor plumbing, electricity, or central heat
- ages of plant development
- pet, and feed animals, emphasizing their life cycles
- walk through fields and woods making observations
- November 4
- Bethabara Park: Students will visit Historic Bethabara Park where they will be split into 4 groups learning about the Moravian Settlers and participate in hands-on activities simulating life of the early Moravians. Activities include plowing, learning how to make fire with flint, shingling and working with steel.
- Post Office: (in the planning stages). Hopefully we can schedule a trip to the local post office where students will be able to see how the mail goes from your mailbox to it's intended recipients. Meet the employees and learn about their jobs.
- February 17
- Millis Regional Health Center High Point NC : Students will tour the health center as well as attend a program entitled Bones, Skins and Muscles. This follows our 3rd grade science curriculum in the study of the Human Body.
- March 16
- Sci Works: Winston-Salem : Students will tour the museum as well as attend either the Planetarium Program : Planet Patrol or the Program: Earth, Moon and Stars. These programs align with our Science unit on the Solar System. Students will also complete classroom projects with this unit.
- April 27/28
- Durham Museum of Life and Science : Students will travel to Durham by Coach Bus to visit the Museum and participate in the program Forces and Motion where they will be able to explore the concepts of force and motion using a simulation and hands on project.We will participate in the Lego Robotics program. This program really makes the concept of motion come to life. This trip will require an early departure and late return to school.
All field trips are subject to change depending on available dates and times. Information about each trip will come home in Tuesday Folders.