Field Trip & Planned Experiences
We are really fortunate to have numerous activities planned for this year-and I am working on more as our year progresses.
On Thursday, September 23rd and Friday, September 24th, S.A.G.E. students will be walking to Woodland High School, and spending a few hours with the Engineering Drawing teacher, Mrs. Hill. She and her students will teach our students how to use the drawing program that they use in their classes to learn about architecture. The 3rd and 4th graders will go on Thursday; the 5th graders on Friday. We will be back in time for lunch. You will need to sign a permission slip, so remember to check your child's black S.A.G.E. folder each week.
On Wednesday, October 6, two docents from the High Museum of Art will be coming to visit us and present an Art Talk about how Geometry fits into art and architecture for all grade levels. I applied for, and received, a grant which will cover the cost of the docents' mileage. However, to thank these volunteers, I would like to create two gift baskets to thank them for their generosity. Normally, the High Museum does not do outreach programs; however, when I spoke to the person in charge of the grants, she sought out and found two willing volunteers (they are not getting paid to do this). I'd like to show them how grateful we are, and share our Woodland spirit by offering them a small token of our thanks.
Small items that a female would like would be welcome. You may begin sending these items in at any time. Thank you in advance!
For grades 3-5, a walking tour of the McDonough square and the surrounding area is planned, so the students can see some of the styles of architecture under study up close. We are responsible for paying for bus fees, so there will be a small donation requested. Again, please look in your child's black S.A.G.E. folder. We will be riding to the square on Friday, October 30th. After touring the area, we will have a picnic lunch in the park in the middle of the square. Only one chaperone per grade level is allotted; I will draw the names randomly. If you are interested, please fill out the permission slip and indicate that you want to be considered. The fee for the bus for the day is $3.50 per person.
I am also working on having a local architect come and speak to all of my students about his job, and the various skills and tools needed. More on that experience when it is finalized.
In January, we will be wrapping up our second unit, "Inventions and Inventors." I have contacted the Museum of Aviation in Warner Robbins, GA, and they will be visiting us and presenting "Wings, Things, and Flying Machines" to all of our students. They will be here on Tuesday, January 18th. There will be a $2.50 fee per child to pay for the experience and activities planned that day.
In May, once again, we will be visited by High Touch-High Tech. As some of you may recall, they visited us last year and presented "Brain Buzz," which the students really enjoyed. This time, they will be presenting "Forensic Fun," which will tie into our Mysteries unit. Again, the children will participate in interactive activities. There will be more information about that (and of course, fees!) as we get closer.
If you have any suggestions for activities or are willing to volunteer (or know someone who is willing), please contact me!
Thank you so much for your interest and help!