Technology meets Tubing!

Warming up in the Chalet

Warming up in the Chalet

Our 3rd graders recently took a field trip over their specialist (PE, technology, art, etc.) and lunch time to Elm Creek Park Reserve.  Their mission was to have fun, be active, and to enjoy each other’s company while practicing good character.  We even sent a “Go-Pro” (mobile stunt video camera) with on the trip, so be sure to check out the action footage below!

We understand that many parents are not able to volunteer in school during the day, so we thought this was the perfect opportunity to provide you a glimpse of the trip using the mobile Go-Pro technology.  You can see that our students had a blast tubing, working together, and just being kids.  They were so active that many fell asleep on the bus ride back to school!  I was able to greet students at the doors when they returned to Greenwood, and the unanimous feedback was that the trip was AWESOME!

I later learned that one of our students told her teacher, “This was the best trip ever…I bet you haven’t had this much fun since you were our age!”  Ahhh…to be young again!!  Another student shared with his teacher, “I was scared to go down the hill and I thought I could never do it, but I tried and loved it…I’m not scared anymore!”  It’s neat to hear stories of students pushing themselves to learn and grow in and out of the classroom!

At another point on the trip we had 20+ students going down the hill together…everyone had a blast.  A big part of the student learning experience is to understand how to interact and relate with each other in a positive and responsible manner.  The relationships our teachers are building with students serve as the underpinnings to their overall academic success.

I’m so glad our staff and students can work hard AND play hard together!

 

**The YouTube videos above are “unlisted” in YouTube, so you will not be able to search for them.  

Parents that would like a copy can e-mail me for the link or use paths above.

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About Dr. Brad Gustafson

I am an elementary principal and author in Minnesota. You can connect with me at www.BradGustafson.com or on Twitter via @GustafsonBrad

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