It is autumn, and that means school is going to be starting up again soon. With the start of the school year comes the school bus, the classroom, and of course field trips. Depending on where you are, and what grade you are teaching, there are going to be some ideas that you might want to float out there for those special trips outside of the classroom. Here are some class trips that you might want to take for the autumn season.
No matter where you are, a trip to the pumpkin patch is always a good idea. The pumpkins are going to be in the right season, and with Halloween in October, there is no reason why you wouldn’t want to take your kids out there. Let them get a pumpkin for carving, and teach them a little bit about how a farmer would go about getting those pumpkins so big. There is nothing like it, no sir, nothing at all.
However, before you start you October with a field trip to the pumpkin patch, how about a trip to a local park to see some leaves? Watch the leaves change colors, and you have the kids keep track of how much color the leaves gain, and then see how long it stays. You can track how long they stay up until they finally fall off, and teach the kids why that happens in the first place. It is good fun for when the kids return to school.
A good November field trip is possibly to a Turkey farm. Turkey is the symbol of Thanksgiving, and Thanksgiving is the symbol of November. The last month of the autumn, you can get the kids out to the farm and see the Turkeys before they become dinner. Of course you aren’t going to want to tell the kids that, but it is always fun to see animals up close, especially when it makes sense from a classroom point of view.
Taking a trip is pretty easy in the autumn because there really isn’t a whole lot of weather to deal with. It might not be the warmest out, but there are a variety of things that you can do to get the kids out of the classroom. There are plenty of seasonal events happening, and a couple of fun holidays that allow you to get creative with how you teach your kids. Have fun, and happy travels!