Thursday, October 25, 2012

Scavenger Hunt Field Trip

Flanna's kindergarten class took a field trip to downtown Decatur to observe and document their community, and I was lucky enough to get to join them!  (Have I mentioned how wonderful my boss is at allowing for work/family balance?  Super. Amazing.)  We walked from the school to downtown, and the kiddos recorded information at each location in their "All About Me & My Community" books along the way.  The kids really seemed to enjoy learning more about the places we see every day but never take the time to explore.  It was like being a tourist in our own town.  And now, every time we drive by the Decatur Square, Flanna points out the statues and symbols she sees.  Too cute.

We met the former mayor, and she spoke about the statue dedicated to her.

We stopped at Cakes & Ale to document what a baker does,
and got to try some lemon pound cake, too!

Taking a snack break at the gazebo. 

Have you ever made a point to "be a tourist" in your neighborhood?  What monuments or landmarks do you love where you live?

1 comment:

  1. I think that’s nice. Now Flanna is going to be much more attentive of the things around her. ;) I think you should plan a sound scavenger hunt for her too, with some of her friends on a weekend. How about this coming holiday? It’s a good training for her ears. ;)