Saturday, May 22, 2010

This is the.... Field Trip...

     Our field trip this year was to This Is The Place Heritage Park in Salt Lake City. It had been years since I had been to the park myself, but it was supposed to have activities that would cover parts of both the third and fourth grade core curriculum. We haven't gone there before as a school and were wondering how it would turn out. In addition, the weather was a bit iffy, rainy and windy as we left lovely Rio Verde and snowy over the summit.
    We were pleasantly surprised when the storm clouds lifted as we neared SLC even though the wind remained. The park has changed a great deal from the last time I was there. It seemed as though the kids had some fun pulling handcarts, identifying animal skins, grinding corn, and learning in a pioneer school. They also got to ride on the "Jupiter" train. (Well, a replica anyway.)
      It would have been nice to have had a little more time to do some more activities, but I think it was a success. (Thanks to the moms who helped out and provided these great photos.) Enjoy your quick trip to This Is The Place.

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