11.16.2007

TV Station Field Trip



To end our weather unit, we took a field trip to the local TV station with two other families in our online coop. Meteorologist, Scott Dorval, gave us a tour of the TV station and showed our group how things are done behind the scenes. He took us into the studio and showed us the weather center. It was interesting to see how they track the weather, all the computers, and how they make all the fun graphics. I think the highlight for the kids was being in front of the camera. It isn't as easy as it looks on TV!

Meeting the evening news anchors

Scott showing the kids some weather maps and talking about the set up of the weather center

Morgan practicing to be a weather reporter

Scott is showing the kids the sound booth where they do voice overs for news stories
Now that we have finished our weather unit, we are studying Settlers. Last week we studied Jamestown and this week and next week we are focusing on the Puritans and the Pilgrims. It has been so interesting. I am learning so much that I didn't know! Morgan is making connections to information we learned in our explorers unit in September. It is amazing how it all just ties together. Our online co op has been wonderful this year. It can be intense at times, but the amount of learning that is taking place is incredible. One of the things I enjoy the most is that Landon is able to participate (in some level) in most of the activities because they are so hands on. He definitely wants to be part of whatever we are doing in school. The co op has been a huge blessing, both in the lesson planning (such a time saver with a baby at home) and with all the information we are learning.

3 comments:

Earen said...

Sounds like fun! Glad you guys had a fun time & that you have a chance to be apart of this group.

Denise said...

this looks like a fun and informative field trip. i want to do this.

lindsey cheney said...

that looks like they had so much fun - what a great group to be a part of! thank you so much for the wonderful gifts you sent us! the kids were all so excited to open them. they were great!