Saturday, November 8, 2008


You should still go on field trips after you are no longer in school. In fact, as a mom, you should go on field trips when your kids are in school. (This is not the time to be a chaperone).  And it's always more fun if you take your "class" of girlfriends. 

Go somewhere where you can involve all of your senses. 

Take in the sights:
Using the sense of touch helps some students retain information better:
As a mom, more that ever before, it is always important to involve your sense of taste (absolutely no sack lunches allowed):
Field trips always did make me feel like I played hooky from the "real" work for the day. But now that I'm older and wiser, I can see that field trips are such a valuable teaching tool in and of themselves. Today I was reminded that changing your scenery on occasion makes those  "classroom" days more enjoyable.

1 comment:

Melanie Anne said...

Lori, After I sent your enmail tonight--I noticed your blog link and clicked on have a cute family and I have to say this boutique/cafe is really close to my house! I really should go more often! You have inspired me to make a feildtrip out of it! I am going to round up some girlfriends and do this too! It looks like you had a lot of fun!