A Field Trip into the Neighborhood
"How about these can be our own notes!" Tommy
Tommy, Lily, and Cate were so excited to go on a field trip into the neighborhood! We began our trip by looking at a map of Georgetown together in order to figure out where we wanted to go. Lily noticed the area where her house is, while Tommy and Cate pointed to various areas of interest. We decided together to head down the stairs and make a left to cross the street. The children had their clip boards in hand, ready to take notes, and they even began to draw maps in order to keep track of our route.
We then decided to walk past the school and see what interesting things we might find next door. The children chanced upon a bird bath and noticed how dirty the water is. The children were very concerned for the birds and thought that the birds needed clean drinking water. I suggested that we gather some sticks in order to scrap the leaves out of the bath. The children worked together to scoop the leaves out of the bath with the sticks and they were so excited to find worms crawling out of the water! "There's two worms! That's their house!" Cate announced excitedly. "Worms are nice but if you don't be nice to them, they won't be nice to you," Cate warned the group as they continued working together to clean out the bath. "You can just mix it" said Lily and Cate replied, "Hey, let's make a thing that can clean bird baths!!!" But "What about the worms?" wondered Tommy. "Worms die in water, when worms stay in water a long time they die," explained Cate. "You need to get all the water outta there!!! Take the worms out of the bath!!" Warned Cate as the children worked together to save the worms.