On Tuesday, the 5th grade class took a field trip six miles away to San Lorenzo to visit the middle and high school campus. Students were buzzing and excited as they departed from the Redwood Christian Elementary north campus parking lot.
After their orientation, the students observed classes in session and interacted with their future teachers. Mr. Burke (6th grade Bible and English) and his students demonstrated the use of iPads and Schoology, a common-assignment management website. Mrs. Bibby (6th grade Science and Study Skills) explained her Science class and the annual middle school events such as All American Week! Mr. Gillette (Social Studies) and his class showed their critical and creative thinking skills as they proceeded with their lesson about a mill girl during the American Revolution. Miss Humphreys (6th grade Math) welcomed students to her classroom as well.
Following class observations, the 5th grade students were treated to a full lunch including pizza, chips, cookies, and soda. Then they proceeded to P.E. and a game of dodgeball (versus the 6th grade students, staying indoors out of the rain) led by 6th grade P.E. teacher, Mr. Sanchez. It looked like the 6th grade class would win by shutout in the three matches; however, the 5th graders had a game-three comeback to knock off the 6th graders. The decibel level in the gym increased exponentially.
The next excursion was a tour of the middle and high school campus. Students viewed the campus weight room, library, and computer labs. They peeked inside the new gymnasium while becoming acclimated to the layout of the entire campus. A highlight included seeing how many students could fit inside the office of Mr. Barnhart, Director of RCS Global!
The 5th graders asked many questions at the conclusion of the field trip. They were curious about changing classrooms so many times in a day, athletic opportunities and past accolades RCS teams have earned, and the elective options and how to choose them for next year. The students left the middle and high school campus still buzzing and excited, but with less energy after a very active day!