We’re getting ready for our first Field-Trip In-A-Box and I am really excited.
I’m anxious that there will be enough time to do everything; hoping that it will all go smoothly; hoping I don’t forget anything; wanting the kids and their teacher to love it; wanting everyone to start talking about it.
I love the interdisciplinary nature of our field trip and the fact that the kids are going to be so involved in every aspect. No top down, fill their heads kind of stuff. I’m hoping for some a-ha moments for the kids, the teacher, and myself.
I’m excited that people are starting to talk about the way things are taught and I want to be part of it. I want the kids to “get” that things are connected to each other; that when you’re doing science you’re also doing math and social studies. That’s how the world works. I want them to make connections on their own and really feel that what they’re learning is relevant. But mostly, I want them to have fun. I want them to come home from school and tell their family all about what they did at school, and teach them something that they learned.
I want to be part of making school fun.