Field Trip Updates

Dear Parents,

As you know, we’re going on our team field trip this Thursday to the Jordan Lake Educational State Forest. I’m really looking forward to the trip and hope that it will be a great experience for your kids.

We will be learning about a bunch of topics that we will study later during the year when we get to our unit on ecosystems. Specifically, kids will be learning about the water cycle, about the growth of trees, about predator/prey relationships and about the adaptations that animals have that allow them to survive and thrive in their habitats.

A few details to know about the field trip:

It’s supposed to be a warm, sunny day. Right now, the forecast calls for 84 degrees and sunny. If your child tends to get sunburned, please apply sunscreen BEFORE coming to school. It’s not something that we are allowed to give to children.

Please have your child wear long pants. Despite being a warm day, I’d prefer that every child wear long pants. There’s a chance we could be tripping around in the woods a bit and I don’t want any cuts and scrapes on legs. If your child doesn’t wear pants and we have a particularly "woody" activity, I may pull them out to protect against injury.

Hats are allowed. I’ll have one on to keep the sun off of my face — and my bald spot!

Don’t send things that need to be refrigerated in lunches. We are not bringing coolers and don’t have access to a refrigerator. Water is probably the best drink — it tastes great even when it’s not cold!

Pack lunches in plastic grocery store bags OR brown paper lunch bags. We are moving a ton of lunches, so the smaller the bags, the better. Also, be sure to label the lunch bags so we can quickly find your child’s lunch when it is time to eat!

No devices allowed on the field trip! We don’t need/want to have phones lost in the forest!

Let me know if you have any questions.

Looking forward,

Bill Ferriter