It has been quite some time since I last wrote on here. My first year as a teacher has been quite a ride.
I wanted to blog about the field trip yesterday! We went to Pamplin Park which is a National Park about the Civil War. The sixth grade students really enjoyed themselves! They walked the actually battlegrounds; that's one of the cool things about living in Virginia. They got to dress like soldiers and see what life would have been like in a soldier's csmp during the Civil War. They also get to walk through the on site museum and listen to one soldier's experience in the Civil War. They students also enjoyed oretending to load and fire a musket.
Planning a field trip is hard work, and while I did not do the brunt of the work, I certainly felt the pressure. We had to carry all of our students' medication, from epipens to diabetic testing kits and more. We decided it would be best for each of us to carry the medicine of the kids in our own classes, but the teachers on the other team decided to let one person carry the medicine--she had a suitcase full!
We each had three chaperones per class, and we decided to make them a chaperone kit. In the kit, we put a list of all the teacher and chaperone contacts, a park map, and a list of the kids they were watching. I definitely feel like maybe we could have put more information in those packets, but I have no idea what. Do you guys have any suggestions?