The Urban Promise School pre-kindergarten and kindergarten classes enjoyed a field trip to Winterthur Gardens last week thanks to a generous scholarship from Winterthur. Many of the kindergarteners remembered the trip from last year and were very excited to go back.
The classes explored the Enchanted Woods, a fairy tale garden for children. The students crossed a wooden bridge and pretended they were characters in The Three Billy Goats Gruff, played in a fairy cottage, and explored a labyrinth. It was a beautiful day and teachers and students both appreciated the chance to be outside and experience nature together. The children got to feed fish and spied a frog, birds, bugs, and other creatures.
Even the bus ride was exciting as the children left the city and began to notice forests and farms and animals. When asked about their favorite part of the trip, many of the students said they liked entering the magical fairy circle. When the children walked into the circle of little stone mushrooms, mist started to spray out and surround them. No one wanted to come out!
The trip was a great way to celebrate storytelling and imagination. Everyone learned a lot and made some great memories!
By: Alison Seefeldt, Kindergarten Teacher