Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Idea 21: Sponsor a Classroom Field Study

Our idea on how to support First Place today is simple: help pay for a Field Study for our students.

Field Studies are our own version of a field trip. Every field study integrates what the students are learning inside the classroom with what they will see on the field study.

Ms. Molly’s Kindergartners, for example, went on a field study to the Pumpkin Patch in October. Ms. Molly packed a lot of kindergarten-level math and science learning into the day. They counted, compared, and asked lots of questions.

The first, second, and third graders would like to go to the Pacific Science Center in March to reinforce the science skills and concepts they are learning; the fourth, fifth and sixth graders would like to see a play about the Social Studies period they are learning about.

Think again about the field trips you went on as a child—the excitement that comes from changing your daily school routine, the fun you had with your friends and classmates. Our field studies provide those elements, too.

The suggested donation for one class to visit the Pacific Science Center is 5 adult tickets plus 14 student or child tickets. If you would like to super size your gift you could add a gift card to a gas station to help pay for the van ride, plus a gift certificate to Safeway to cover snacks for the day.

If you have questions about donating tickets contact Lisa Foss at 206 323 6715 or

Thank you for all of your support of our programs thus far. And remember to check back for daily updates and ideas! If you have any questions about the Idea a Day postings, please email Melissa Collett, Marketing & Events Manager.

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