|1/4 of a yard, please!|
|The perfect choice|
|Fabric cutters were sweet and patient - lovely!|
One of the very best things about Summers-Knoll is that we can go on many meaningful field trips. Field trips are educational - whether we are attending plays and concerts, visiting farms or the farmers market to learn about organic crops, or visiting museums or interviewing experts in the field we are studying. Sometimes, a field trip is a simply an opportunity for the children to feel like they are part of our larger community - which is why we may take groups to Trader Joe's to purchase the ingredients needed for a baking project or - like yesterday - to JoAnn's to purchase fabric for our reading pillows.
Each child got to choose their own fabric. Some found the perfect print right away, but others had a much harder time deciding. In the end, each student handed their material to the employees at the store and ordered 1/4 yard to be cut. After that, another line to make our purchase - very good manners practice as each child said, "thank you!"
This was our first field trip of the year and there will be many more.