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Thursday, May 23, 2013

Field trips, community service and art make learning fun at the Renascence School International

Outside the Box – Christy Johnson

Field trips are a way for teachers to present knowledge to students in a whole new way and for the students to have fun while learning. This is a great way to introduce children to new environments while giving them a hands-on experience. On May 6, all the Renascence School International students were out exploring new things! The L4 and L5 students went to Tanaka Farm where they learned about farming and had fun touring the farm on a tractor trailer. The students picked strawberries, which they thoroughly enjoyed tasting and shared lunch together.

The L10, C6 and C7 classes had a different experience. Theirs was one of community service and exploring new art forms. What better way to teach kids about the gift of giving and community service than having them help with clean-up projects at their own school. The children cleaned the picnic tables, pulled weeds, and raked leaves. Afterwards they were treated to a pizza lunch and a very unique sand-art show. They saw beautiful examples of sand-art and watched as the artist made sand come alive before their eyes. They even had an opportunity to create a picture of themselves with the guidance of the artist. It was a day of learning and fun at the Renascence School International!

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