On November the 16th, the 7th grade Geography class, Taylor Peter, Travis Halsey and I set out for our first field trip of the year. Even though we left the school at 7:00 AM all the kids were wide awake and anxious for the day. We started out our field trip with a 2 and a half hour car ride filled with trivia questions and prizes.
Once we made it to Kearney our first stop was the Kearney Archway. Spanning 310 feet over Interstate 80 near Kearney Nebraska, the Archway presents 170 years of America’s westward movement through detailed displays and harrowing stories you’ll hear as you walk over one of America’s busiest interstate highways. The students had a great time and really found the arch to be very interesting.
After the arch, we made our way over to the Mona art museum. This is a museum dedicated to Nebraska artists. The students appreciated looking at photographs, paintings and sculptures.
Our next and final stop, was the ice skating rink. I rented the ice skating rink for an hour. Six out of ten students had never been ice skating before, so it was quite the adventure of learning. After about twenty minutes or so, everyone was starting to get the hang of it.
Overall the students and I had such a fun day filled with learning many historical facts. Thanks to the administration, school board, and the students who made a great field trip successful!