Friday, October 7, 2011

Guthrie Pumpkin Farm

We spent some time in the classroom studying farm animals and the differences between the city and the country.  In October, we were able to take an up close and personal look at the farm.  All six classes loaded up the buses and took the short drive to Guthrie Pumpkin Farm!

We were able to see baby and adult animals we have been learning about.  We even got to feed a calf!!

We also followed multiple-step instructions through an 'enchanted' maze.

We listened to the farmers talk about what it takes to manage and keep up a farm... it's A LOT of hard work!!

The kids' favorite part of the trip was riding behind the tractor on a hayride to the pumpkin patch where they were able to pick out their own pumpkin to take home! 

The kids had such a great time connecting all the things we were learning in the classroom to real life.  Many students had never seen a farm before, and they loved being able to see their classroom learning come to life!! 
We each were assigned a farm animal to our classroom... somehow they turned out quite funny!

It was a long, fun-filled day of learning!  No field trip is complete without a few sleeping kid shots on the bus ride home... they're precious! 

Being able to connect learning to the world around us is a vital part of the learning process.  We're so thankful for opportunities like this one that allow our students to experience hands-on learning!!