The Lester Prairie kindergarten children had a field trip on Tuesday. May 10th. The weather started out being rainy and cool but the excited learners warmed the day with their happy hearts and curious minds. The children were enthusiastic learners, and the tour guides and chaperones were truly inspiring.
The outing enhanced all Kindergarten themes! The children saw examples of plants, animals, seasonal changes, habitats, transportation vehicles, and daily happenings in both rural and city communities.
The first stop on the field trip was at RAM Building in Winsted. The children were excited to “get there” so fast as it was a very short bus ride from Lester Prairie. Craig Jackson facilitated the tour which included: distribution of hard hats to all kindergarten workers; a lesson on wood and what is/is not made of wood; the opportunity to honk the horn while in the driver’s seat of a semi. (THANK YOU TO CRAIG AND RAM BUILDING!) The next day the children drew designs of buildings they thought RAM should build in the future.
The next stop on the trip was a visit to the Bell Museum of Natural History at the University of Minnesota. This experience acquainted the children with many different types of animals that were and are living in the state of Minnesota. The children learned about mammals, birds, and also had the opportunity to visit the Touch and See Room.
Como Park Zoo was busy and exciting. The boys and girls walked around the zoo where they saw lions, tigers, seals, a snow leopard, bison, giraffes, a zebra, gorillas, orangutans, penguins and several other animals.
In class the boys and girls have written stories, made pictures, created a zoo with toy animals and blocks, sang songs, moved like the animals they saw, and made zoo animal sculptures. These hands-on learners are eager to continue to learn more about animals, the community and work done by workers in the