My husband accuses me of turning everything into a lesson. Okay, I admit it. I do.
But it seems to me if you’re going to drive to a museum and pay for admission, you may as well milk it for all the educational value you can. Tack on some written learning activities, and count it as a school day.
This K-W-L chart is a fast and easy tool for generating some thinking before and after a field trip (or any lesson).
K = Know
What I already know about the topic at hand.
W = Want to know
What I hope to learn, questions I have, things I want to see or experience.
L = Learned
What I actually learned. Possibly answers to my questions but maybe totally new things I hadn’t thought of.
Have your child fill out the first two columns before the learning activity or field trip. Then complete the last column when the activity is over. You can use this graphic organizer as a notebooking page or as a pre-writing activity for writing a more detailed draft.
Do you have a favorite printable form to use with field trips?
As always, I love to hear when you use Notebooking Fairy printables in your homeschool. If you send me photos, I will feature you in a Show Off post.