Please and Thank You—Etiquette in the Classroom

Etiquette is just a fancy (and difficult to spell) word that essentially means “polite habits.” Some adults have good etiquette, but others aren’t quite as polite. Children, on the other hand, are like a fresh chalkboard–they have few habits, good or bad. As educators, parents, and caregivers, you are in a unique position to help […]

Healthy Eaters

By Staff Writer, Laura e. Crook Fall is in the air, and with it comes lots of fun fall foods! And what better way to collect ideas for some tasty treats than to browse the craft-lover’s haven, Pinterest? I scoured Field Trip Factory’s Pinterest page for the best healthy snacks the internet has to offer––delicious, seasonal, […]

The Wellness Spot – November 2012

Each month Cindy Silver, a Registered Dietitian, gives us a great tips to stay healthy.  Read on to find out about some fun activities, recipes and other facts to keep you and your family healthy all year long!   It’s American Diabetes Month! As a registered dietitian, I’ve met many people with diabetes over the […]

From the Farm to the Table

By Staff Writer, Laura e. Crook Where do your fruits and vegetables come from? Your garden? A farm? Where is that farm? Two towns over? Sunny California? Well-traveled people are great, but well-traveled food isn’t quite as desirable. The nutrients in produce diminish after its picked off the source plant. Spinach, for example, loses 50% of […]

Follow the Reader

By Staff Writer, Laura e. Crook Bookworms are making a comeback! Reading is more popular than ever, thanks to the successful movie adaptations of children’s books like Diary of a Wimpy Kid and The Chronicles of Narnia. Reading is one of the most important skills children develop. A strong reading foundation allows children to excel […]

Building Community Through Shared Experiential Learning

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  Article by: Kelly Farrell for OurKids.net, Canada’s trusted source for camps and schools. Everyone needs moments when they step back and marvel at how far they’ve come and the deeds that they have accomplished. Events that bring the whole school together aim to create the shared euphoria of being successful together and creating shared […]

Sticky Fingers

By Staff Writer, Laura e. Crook Cold and flu season is upon us, and there’s nothing worse than being sidelined by a head cold or a nasty case of the flu. While some folks may relish a day or two on the couch watching soap operas, we’re guessing you have things to do, people to […]

Fall Into a New Way of Learning

By Staff Writer, Laura e. Crook Try to imagine a world where every child is the same. What a boring place that would be! Every child is different, which means traditional education doesn’t work for everyone. Some kids learn best by doing, others by seeing, and others by listening. That’s where Field Trip Factory comes […]

The Wellness Spot — October 2012

Each month Cindy Silver, a Registered Dietitian, gives us a great tips to stay healthy.  Read on to find out about some fun activities, recipes and other facts to keep you and your family healthy all year long!   It’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month!   It seems that all of us have been touched by […]

Teachers with Technology

New pencils…New books…New technology? Millions of teachers and students in cities everywhere have hit the blacktop once again for a fresh, new school year! But, with this ever growing population of tech savvy students (and their devices) entering our classrooms, how does your technology management measure up? Do you triumph or get trumped when it […]