Last week, I had the pleasure of joining 3rd graders on their field trip to the Museum of Science and Industry. Although I’ve chaperoned field trips before, this is the first field trip where I did more than escort students to their seats in the theater before a performance. On this trip, I would be able to walk around and explore the museum with students. I looked forward to the trip,especially because for many of the students, this was their first time visiting the Museum of Science & Industry.
|The Fab Five|
But making connections to content was not the only benefit of this field trip. Being outside of the school setting with this small group of 5 allowed me to see a different side of their personalities. I think they were able to see a little different side of me too. We were able to get a little sillier than we usually do. We learned a little more about each other. So this was more than just a field trip. It was a a chance to connect with students and strengthen relationships.