View Full Version : Field trip forms

04-29-2004, 03:10 PM
I recently found this nice form to record field trips. The last line is 'application'. What goes here? What we learned?
What we expect to learn?
How it (the field trip)supports what we studied?

I just want to be sure to fill this out correctly.

04-29-2004, 07:47 PM
I would assume that it means how will the child apply what they learned.

04-29-2004, 10:28 PM
Could it mean something else? That would work for our field trip to the potato chip factory after we read about how potatoes are grown. We could grow a potato, slice it and cook it in oil. It would not work for our field trip to a dairy farm after we studied farm animals. We saw milking machines in use, but we'll never use one. We can't raise a calf, you know what I mean? I wish the book would have said how to fill these out, but it didn't.

04-30-2004, 07:13 AM
Is this form something that you are filling out to eventually be turned in to your school district? Or, are you just filling them out for your own records?
I don't see any reason why you can't use that last question to mean whatever you want it to mean. Change it to suit your needs based on the different types of field trips that you go on. Obviously, you can't "apply" everything by doing it. With her being so young, maybe you could just put something that she learned- what did she talk about on the way home from the field trip?
I wouldn't stress over one line on a form. You don't want to let it take away from your fun!

04-30-2004, 01:44 PM
Application doesn't necessarily have to mean that the child did it hands on.

Do you drink milk? Well...when you went to the dairy farm and she learned all about how we get milk. Application is drinking the milk. It's a tough job but, someone has to do it. LOL

I agree with Heidi! Don't sweat the small things. On our homeschool form I have a big spot for a picture. On the top we put the date, where we went, what we saw, what we did and what our favorite part was. I mean shesh a dairy is quite a learning experience!!

PICTURES, PICTURES, PICTURES. They LOVE looking back and seeing themself and others that went on the trip.

04-30-2004, 03:09 PM
I want to do this stuff right now, while it's unofficial, then when I am accountable, it will be no big deal. Pictures! What a dunce I am. Some of the places we went, like the chip factory, won't even allow cell phones with a camera. I bet I'll remember next time.:rolleyes:

04-30-2004, 03:57 PM
If you go somewhere that doesn't allow you to take pictures inside, just pick up one of their information brochures to include with your things. I'm a scrapbooker, and even if I'm taking pictures I still pick up a few brochures so I can take them apart and use fronts and backs as needed.

04-30-2004, 04:17 PM
I do that!! I was just saying on another thread that we had just recently gone to Hershey for the factory tour, and I picked up some brochures to put away as a keepsake. Wait..... you were part of that thread!! Duh!!!!:rolleyes:

05-01-2004, 12:28 PM
Most State and all the National Parks and a lot of museums, have "stamps." My kids have pass books and love collecting these. I always get an extra stamp and take a picture by the welcome sign outside. (The stamps are the old fashined ink kind so bring something to put them on.
I'm using that HS tracking program someone recommended a while ago on abc teach. They have a field trip tracker built in. That program is excellent by the way. I can't believe it was free.:)