Friday, May 14, 2010

Let's Go on a Field Trip!

This is a Sponsored Post written by me on behalf of Lunchables. All opinions are 100% mine.

Do you remember field trips from school? I think most of us have fond (or not so fond) memories of our school field trips. Or "field" trips with our families. I can recall a few of mine...specifically the James and the Giant Peach field trip to the theater. Oh and we went and saw Peter Pan one year. Other than that, I don't remember a lot of field trips when I was in elementary school.

Our 8th grade class celebrated our "graduation" by going to a water amusement park. That was fun, but I don't really count that as a field trip. Nor do I count the senior trip from high school - we got to go on a "cruise" around the Sound with a Casino night and then to a sports bar that they closed down for the night where we played games. Again...not really a field trip.

I wish I had gone on more hands on field trips because trips when you're young can be huge learning opportunities, disguised as fun.

Lunchables wants more deserving kids across the country to have an opportunity to experience a hands-on inspiring educational the form of a field trip. They won't even realize they're learning!!!

Field Trips For All is the first effort from Lunchables new initiative called Project Potential. This program has the admirable goal of empowering kids with opportunities to help them reach their full potential. Project Potential will provide enriching experiences kids might otherwise not have. Because let's face it, schools aren't exactly throwing money at teachers to take kids outside the classroom for a wider education.

In 2009, a report from The American Association of School Administrators estimates that in this current school year the number of schools eliminating field trip budgets willi ncrease 56% - more than 30,000 schools. Lunchables Field Trips For All wants to help kids have those opportunities.

I'm not sure I love the idea of pretending that the aliens in this video are "real" but obviously they figure it out in the end. :) And what a cool field trip - they get to be in a commercial!

So how can a classroom win a chance at an awesome field trip? Easy...

Anyone 6 years or old can nominate a classroom by going to THIS website and filling out the nomination form. They're going to pick 50 classrooms!

And seriously, if you nominate a classroom let me know...and if your classroom gets nominated I MUST know about it so I can share the excitement. :)

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Visit my sponsor: Field Trips For All

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