Every year, GMLS students participate in several different field trips in order to bringing learning alive. Field trips engage students in hands-on learning, connect classroom learning to the real world, and frequently involve an aspect of Tikkun Olam. Additionally, field trips increase students’ engagement which is an important precursor to academic achievement. Check out two of the recent field trips that students have taken: Fleet Science Museum and Tikun Olam field trip to Jewish Family Services.
Third graders participated in the Simple Machine Workshop at the science museum. Students saw how simple machines are part of their everyday life – levers, wheels, screws, pulleys, and more – and used them to solve tasks and create gadgets. Students had already learned about simple machines during their science classes, so this was an exciting extension of their learning. The students also got to explore and investigate dozens of other interactive exhibits.
Second graders recently visited the Senior Center at Jewish Family Services. The students entertained the senior and sang songs from their upcoming Matan Torah program. After the performance, the kids spoke and interacted with the seniors. There are numerous benefits for both our students and the seniors when interacting with each other, not to mention the “dress rehearsal” that the students got to have and the joy it brought to the elders.
Kindergartners and first graders (class KA is pictured) recently visited the Challenged Athletes Foundation to learn more about how the Foundation helps athletes with disabilities live active and healthy lives.