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Title: Field Trip to the Museum
Category: Museum Visit
Description: The Experience

On Thursday and Friday of last week, the first grade dolphins went on a field trip to the Rockwell Museum. They excitedly toured the museum and participated in 3 different engaging activities.

Students were enthralled as they looked at and admired photographs of the mid-west. They observed and discussed the west’s best features and did their very best to recreate them. Students made canyons, mountains, valleys, rivers, cowboys/cowgirls, and teepees using paper, blocks and other various scraps of materials. This hands-on activity allowed them to use their imagination and creativity to design their own mid-western community.

The dolphins practiced their star-making skills by making star patterns in the sky. After enjoying a puppet show about how stars were “placed” in the sky, students were given some crayons and paper. They made their own star patterns and used their imagination skills to recreate their own story about how their pattern was made.

The first graders were captivated as they toured the galleries while observing the fascinating art forms. They played an I-Spy game searching for various animals in the exhibit. Among the search, they found moose, elk, deer, butterflies, buffalo and fish. The gallery walk ended with a learning activity filled with movement and fun as students pretended to be the animals that they found.

A great time was had by all!

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Comment Posted by: Mary Jane Eckel at 02:08:14 PM on 03/05/2013

I was witness to the enthusiasm and joy experienced by the children as they rotated through all the learnings! What an opportunity to be surrounded by such inspiring photographs and paintings currently on exhibit! My favorite was the puppet show describing how the constellations were made in the sky. Can't wait for my next visit to Diven to see what is next!