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* Spring In-School Field Trips * Fall In-School Field Trips *
Grade 5 & 6 Financial In-School Field Trips

I offer customized, in-school field trips for Division 1 & Division 2 focused on Alberta Education outcomes.

Spring In-School Field Trips

The spring in-school field trips center around celebrating the seasonal changes of spring and how those changes apply to plants, animals, and humans.

Each field trip is customized to incorporate Alberta Education outcomes, activities appropriate to grade, learning, and developmental levels.

This field trip is offered during the spring months of April, May, and June.

Activities include:

Large Group Time – Interactive PowerPoint and reading of Sharon’s book: The Perfect Place for Plants.  A signed copy of my book will be gifted to the class.

  • Small Group & Individual Activities
  • Multisensory, Interactive Learning Stations
    • Kindergarten & Division 1: Interactive learning stations include sensory bins, drawing & colouring, puzzles, and planting.
    • Division 2: Learning Stations include creative, multisensory activities like seed sorting, creating flip books, interactive worksheets, leaf rubbings, and planting.
    • There might even be even some singing!
  • Observation and Discussion
  • Each student will plant their own flower to take home!
  • Cost per student:  $16

Alberta Education Outcomes that are Covered:

Division 1:

Kindergarten: Plant Parts and Functions, Needs of Plants
Grade 1: Seasonal Changes and Interpret Effects on Plant, The Requirements of Plant to Maintain Life
Grade 2: Exploring Liquids (the Movement of Water), Small Crawling & Flying Animals (Pollinators)
Grade 3: Investigating Soils and Their Components, the Importance of Plants in Habitats for Insects

Division 2:

Grade 4: Plant Growth & Changes, Structures & Functions, Plant Needs, Photosynthesis, Plant Adaptations
Grade 5: Classroom Chemistry (Fertilizer), Wetland Ecosystems, Pollinators

I provide all the necessary materials for each in-school field trip.
Teacher and volunteers are an integral part of making the gardening field trips successful.

Interested in booking a spring in-school field trip with Sharon?

Fall In-School Field Trips

The fall in-school field trips focus on investigating the seasonal changes of fall and how those changes affect the plant, animal, and human world.

Each field trip is customized to incorporate Alberta Education outcomes, activities appropriate to grade, learning, and developmental levels.

This seasonal change field trip can be done anytime during the school year.

Activities include:

  • Large Group Time – Interactive PowerPoint and Book reading related to Autumn
  • A signed copy of Sharon’s book, The Perfect Place for Plants will be gifted to the class
  • Small Group & Individual Activities
  • Multisensory, Interactive Learning Centers
    • Kindergarten & Division 1: Interactive learning stations include sensory bins, drawing & colouring, puzzles, matching games
    • Division 2: Learning Stations with creative, multisensory activities like seed sorting, creating flip books, interactive worksheets, leaf rubbings
    • There might even be even some singing!
  • Observation and Discussion
  • Cost per student: $16

Alberta Education Outcomes that are Covered:

Division 1:

Kindergarten: Using the five senses to explore changes in the seasons and how they affect the plant world and human world
Grade 1: Cyclical Seasonal Changes and Interpret Changes and Effects on plants, animals, and humans
Grade 2: Exploring Liquids (the Movement of Water), Small Crawling & Flying Animals (Pollinators) and how seasonal changes affect them and their habitat
Grade 3: How Seasonal Changes Affect Animal Life Cycles and Habitat

Division 2:

Grade 4:  How Seasonal Changes Affect Plant Growth & Changes, Structures & Functions, Plant Needs, Photosynthesis, Plant Adaptations

Grade 5:  How Seasonal Changes affect Wetland Ecosystems and Pollinators

I provide all the necessary materials for each in-school field trip. Teacher and volunteers are an integral part of making the fall field trips successful.

Interested in booking a fall in-school field trip with Sharon?

Grade 5 & 6 Financial In-School Field Trips

Yes, you read that right. Just HOW did we get from flowers to finances??

A bit of the backstory includes that my husband, Dan, has an MBA and we have taught financial literacy classes to adults for years.

One of the schools where Dan came along to help with a grade 4/5 pollinator field trip requested that we return to do a Budgeting class with the Grade 5s and a Borrowing and Investing class with the Grade 6s.

And the financial field trips were born!

It was so much fun, we’re offering it as one of our featured field trips!

These field trips can be done anytime during the school year.

Grade 5 Budgeting In-School Field Trip

The Grade 5 budgeting field trip focuses on how effective planning can support financial goals.

This program supports Alberta Education outcomes that focus on identifying financial goals, sifting through the differences between needs and wants, applying budgeting concepts, how to be savvy consumers by discovering how marketing and other elements influence purchasing decisions.

We cover Alberta Education outcomes through:

  • Large Group Activities – including an Interactive PowerPoint
  • Small Group or Individual Activities where students develop a simple budget plan to explore budgeting components, steps required to compile a budget, and examine the realities of their plan
  • Observation and Discussion
  • Analysis and Reflection
  • Cost per student: $16

Grade 6 Borrowing & Investing In-School Field Trip

The Grade 6 borrowing and investing in-school field trip focuses on investigating concepts related to loans and investing money and how they support financial goals.

This program supports Alberta Education outcomes that focus on identifying financial goals and how borrowing and investing supports them. We explore borrowing concepts that determine loan fitness and how loans can be sourced. The investing concepts delve into different types of investments, their benefits and their risks.

We cover these Alberta Education outcomes through:

  • Large Group Activities – including an Interactive PowerPoint
  • Small Group or Individual Activities centered around a mini game of Life where students need to keep a budget log with the added twist of opportunities to invest and borrow money and see how those decisions play out.
  • Observation and Discussion
  • Analysis and Reflection
  • Cost per student:  $16

Interested in booking a spring in-school field trip with Sharon?

Contact Sharon today to book a field trip day or for more information on school field trips