This week, our first graders and their teachers ventured to Brooklyn to visit the New York Transit Museum. The field trip allowed the boys to enhance their understanding of New York City transportation, which they had studied throughout the fall, part of their yearlong study of New York City.
How exciting for the boys to build upon their in-class learning about transportation in New York City from past to present, and to tour the museum's train collection in such a hands-on way! The day also included the boys participation in an art project, in which they created their own moveable bus and/or train.
For fostering curiosity, there's just no substitute for this type of active learning that takes advantage of the resources of our wonderful city!