Spring has Sprung

Start your spring by studying the variety of changes that occur in nature at one of our field trip sites. Students will explore flowers in blossom, budding trees, nest building, pond critters, and animal habitats to see the changes that are occurring with the warming weather. This introductory outdoor program is highly adaptable and experience driven and will include a time for outdoor play.

Day of the Trip
This field study, designed for kindergarten and Grade 1 students will be done at one of the following sites:

The teacher may choose a half day or an extended half day depending on their student's ability and the grade level. For extended half days the students and teachers will need to pack a healthy lunch with plenty of liquids. Details of what materials to bring will be discussed in the extended half day class visit. See below for Outdoor Field Trip Student Checklist.


Curriculum Connections Outcomes
Grade  1 Science

LT1.1 Differentiate between living things according to observable characteristics, including appearance and behavior.

LT1.2 Analyze different ways in which plants, animals, and humans interact with various natural and constructed environments to meet their basic needs.
  Science OM1.1 Investigate observable characteristics and uses of natural and constructed objects and materials in their environments.
  Science SE1.1 Investigate characteristics of the five traditional external senses (sight, sound, smell, touch, and taste) in humans and other animals. A,E,G
  Science DS1.2 Inquire into the ways in which plants, animals, and humans adapt to daily and seasonal changes by changing their appearance, behavior, and/or location. A,B,C,D,E,F,G,H,I
  Social Studies DR1.4 Recognize globes and maps as representation of the surface of the earth and distinguish land and water masses on globes and maps. B,C
  Social Studies DR1.3 Demonstrate awareness of human reliance on the natural environment to meet needs and how location affects families in meeting needs and wants. A,B,C,D,E,F
  Phys Ed PE1.1 Health-related Fitness Build a repertoire of strategies, with guidance, for developing components of health-related fitness, including cardiovascular endurance, flexibility, muscular endurance, and muscular strength. C,F
  Phys Ed PE1.2 Active Living Examine and express what it means to live actively each day and the personal benefits of being active. A,B,C,G
  Phys Ed

PE1.8 Build a repertoire of strategies and skills, with guidance, for and through active participation in a variety of movement activites including:

  • Alternate environment activities and games (e.g.,snowsnakes, hiking, skating, snowshoeing, cycling, aquatics, toboganning, cross-country skiing).
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