We planned a field trip last month to learn about oceans. We had someone coming to teach us and we planned to meet at a park. Unfortunately, the weather was a little uncooperative. Thankfully, we were able to get space in our church at the last minute and learn some fun new things.
We split into 2 groups - an older and younger group. As usual, I hung out with the younger group. They talked about the world and the oceans in the world. The teacher covered some basic facts on the ocean with the kids.
While we were there, we had to be careful of the painting project going on in the children's area. This is a peek at the project. Its finished now and looks so awesome!!!
Here are more details from my sweet friend Rebecca (also in the comments, but added here for any who might not read the comments.)
The older kids group worked to contain an oil spill. They were given tools(straws, nylon, hair) and were to make a plan for clean up, not knowing when the spill would happen. Once the "disaster" hit, they scrambled to contain, filter, and protect the "wild life" in the area. Great class and lots of fun!
Various items that have been left in the ocean. The students had to rank them based on how long they thought it would take each item to decompose.
Hanging out with a friend is always fun. Playing ring around the rosy adds laughter to the day!
Hopefully I'll be posting more tomorrow. Going to try to post daily this week. We'll see if I can do it!
Hope you are having a great week!