Grades

    Re: Field Trip
    Lucy

    Thank you very much Vet Teacher!! This is exactly what I
    was looking for :)

    On 11/30/14, Vet Teacher wrote:
    > On 11/29/14, Lucy wrote:
    >> Hi All,
    >>
    >> I am planning our first field trip with my K kids and would
    >> love to hear how you prep your kids for trips. If you
    >> don't mind, what exactly to you say to them as far as
    >> behavior expectations? I really want them to want to be on
    >> their best behavior... how can I make that very clear to
    >> them?
    >> I'm looking forward to hearing your suggestions and
    >> appreciate your help.
    >> Lucy (New to this!)
    >
    > I tell them things like - we're excited to be going on this
    > trip and it's not something we do every day so we may
    meet
    > with some new situations - and while we're excited. We
    want
    > to still be thinking ! even though we're excited and we don't
    > want to be silly - there's no good reason to be silly and
    > silly isn't safe. We certainly don't want to be showing off
    > anything but our maturity... our good sense and our caring
    > for each other and the people around us. We always want
    to be
    > good members of the community and that includes where
    we are
    > traveling to - we want to use our soft voices and want to
    > show patience if we have to wait a moment here and there.
    We
    > certainly want to thank anyone who helps us along the way.
    >
    > I go for reasons rather than the phrase best behavior - I
    > want that from them every day. I'm not sure that young
    > children really have any idea of what 'best behavior' means.
    > I like to operationalize it with telling them no showing off
    > and no silly - those are Kindergarten type behaviors that
    > crop up on field trips.
    >
    >