Monday, May 4, 2009

what better way

field trips are such a great way to learn things!!!
back in april....
my little friends and i went with the kindergarten on a field trip
to the most amazing place ever...
and when i say amazing, i mean amazing for the kids AND the teachers....
the moment our buses drove up,
the workers at the heritage theater were waiting for us.

the heritage theater is a small little school house, which was started by a retired teacher (i found out later that it was started by the same retired teacher than flake and i went looking for while we were on our honeymoon, because he knew that she had built a school house museum on the blue ridge parkway. we were unable to find her, because according to the locals she had 'closed her school house museum down to start some theater back where she came from.' you can imagine his excitement to know she was still out there influencing young people's learning like she had for him.) this retired teacher decided that she wanted to expose children to all different types of things from the past, but allow them to learn with an hands on approach. the retired teacher, who calls her self granny blue ridge, works with her friend mama blue, and some high school students to give children this cool experience.

as soon as granny blue ridge and the others took all the kids from the teachers, they divided them into 6 groups. the workers took the kids through 6 different stations, and taught them all about what kids did a long time ago...the toys they played with, the schools they went to, etc.

all the while....
the teachers got to sit in rocking chairs and be pampered....seriously....they had drinks, snacks, lotions, little massage things, manicure and pedicure materials, books, magazines, and time just to relax!

it was an awesome experience....
the kids got to make their own toys, just like the kids a long time ago would play with, and they got to experience other toys, which made their learning so much more meaningful to them
and at the end of all the fun, the kids got to learn one more thing....
how people made and enjoyed music a long time ago....

and what better way to learn that....
than laughing at your teachers,

as they played in a band!!

7 comments:

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

What, no flute-o-phone?

phyzz said...

Please,I wanna go, too!
I see your smilin' face on the stage! What a great teacher your kids have!

Kristina P. said...

This one time, at band camp...

Randi Troxell said...

oh how this wonderful this sounds.... i love it, and i wanst even there!

Stephanie said...

I am glad that you are back! I love reading your blog and your commments.

You also must let me know where this place was.

Bobby and Brooke said...

Aw! Sounds nice...I want to be pampered there! :)

lov said...

and this one time....

:)

yeah mrs. g, no flute-o-phone
somewhat hard to keep sanitary i would think!! :)

stephanie, i'll send you all the info! :)

brooke, you should bring your kids!