Monday, September 7, 2009

(b) What would I need to do to adequately prepare my students before the visit (consider adaptations for English learners and students with special needs)

There are a few things that I need to do to prepare my students for their trip to the Discovery Science Center.

1. Talk to my students about safety. It is important for students to know how to stay safe during the trip; such as, not wondering around, and following the center's rules.

2. Review rules and expectations for field trips; such as, listen to the teacher, be respectful, etc.

3. Keep in mind the needs of my special needs students, and English learners in order to know how to assist them, and what special attention they would need (This includes taking any medications and emergency cards).

1 comment:

  1. Excellent points to remember about preparing students for the field trip. Especially reviewing rules and expectations for their behavior on the bus and inside the Discovery Center. Also, bring permission slips with emergency contact information is a good idea. I forgot to put that aspect into my field trip.