An extension of our Language, Math, Science, Social Studies and Art programs, we will be traveling by public transit to check out the Holiday Display Windows at the Bay's flagship store at the corner of Yonge and Queen Streets. Time permitting, we may also visit some other nearby attractions.
I also cooked up a few things to do while we are out and about in Toronto on the 18th. The work they do during the trip will help students with their "After" assignments (see further down). These activities are easily adaptable to any urban field trip:
Once we return from our field trip to Toronto, we will be heading into two weeks of winter break. But I plan to give students time upon returning to school to debrief the trip and reflect on what they saw, heard and learned. Students will create digital photo collages, word poems and more, based on their experiences in Toronto. Selections of these will be shared on a class Padlet, a kind of collaborative online scrapbook that students can share with family members, and return to themselves whenever the fancy strikes.
Stay tuned in January for some great student work!