Fieldtrips, anyone?

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Fieldtrips, anyone?

Postby bigreys5 » Thu Jun 14, 2007 10:59 am

Do you record fieldtrips? What do you consider a fieldtrip?

I usually consider museum, zoo, or other educational type places we go to as fieldtrips. What about you?

How often do you "go on fieldtrips?"
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Postby 4given » Thu Jun 14, 2007 12:21 pm

Yes, we count field trips. I usually make them educational, which is more than I can say for some PS field trips.

We try to take a field trip once a month or so.

A trip to the grocery can be a field trip if I'm teaching along the way. Usually our field trips are:

zoo, museum, science center, historical homes, memorials, caverns, post office, library,etc.

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Postby iamnettie » Thu Jun 14, 2007 1:58 pm

yes we count them.....because we make them very educational.

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Postby StellarStory » Sun Jul 15, 2007 7:00 pm

Some field trips that we have gone on:

Ice cream factory
Potato Chip factory
Cookie factory
Car factory

Overnight trip to a storytelling festival a few hours away.

Weekend trip to New Orleans to see fantastic Egyptian exhibit at museum.

Weekend trip to the national storytelling festival.

Local museums of all kinds.







Still to come:

Gun range

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Re: Fieldtrips, anyone?

Postby Ramona » Wed Jul 18, 2007 2:24 pm

I count field trip days as school days.

I consider anything where I take the kids out of the house and go somewhere and do something that could in any way whatsoever be the least bit educational to be a field trip.

Sometimes it's to walk around the front yard and observe butterflies. Sometimes it's a family trip including Dad for a week or more to some place far away. Sometimes it's running to the drugstore. Sometimes it's a walk to the playground (for PE, of course). Sometimes it's visiting a historic site and taking the tour. Sometimes it's getting together with other homeschooling families in our area for a party.

We try to go once a week, per the recommendation of a dad I took a class from at a convention years ago.


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