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
>> 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
> with some new situations - and while we're excited. We
> 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
> good members of the community and that includes where
> traveling to - we want to use our soft voices and want to
> show patience if we have to wait a moment here and there.
> 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.