Saturday, April 2, 2011

Outside Schooling!

Think back to elementary school, and to those early spring days when the sun was shining, the flowers were beginning to bloom and the trees were turning green.  It was just NOT a good time to be in the classroom. 

In the spring a young kid's mind turns to thoughts of . . . . FIELD TRIP! 

This week San Antonio Home Girl got to join the kids at a local elementary (An exemplary school) on a field trip to Live Oak Park.  I haven't had so much fun since I was in elementary school. 

The kids and I got to meet June, the cow.  The nice dairy farmer who transported her there explained that 1 farmer feeds about 100 people in the U.S.  He taught the kids a little about nutrition, a little about technology( they got to see the milking machine in action), and gracefully handled the inevitable question about where the baby cows come out.  Ah, spring!

Next the nice folks from SAWS (San Antonio Water System) provided a presentation in which the third grade class that I was accompanying "built" a water system.  They had to learn to inspect the pipes, budget, and build a water system to carry water from a well (bucket) to the city ( another bucket) . It was an engineering marvel!  Playing in water is always fun on a warm day, but it was also educational, the children loved it and they learned a valuable lesson in preparation and teamwork.  I was truly impressed. 
 There were other activities and the kids settled under a shady tree for lunch before boarding the buses back to school. 

This is just one of many excellent schools in the San Antonio area.   I was so happy to be a part of this day and I know many parents and grand parents who would enjoy the same opportunity.  If you want to learn more about the schools in and around San Antonio  you can enter a street address at : Great Schools Report to get a report for nearby schools or you can click on the links provided below for several of the Independent School districts.

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