Field trips at RMS are an extension of learning and discovery. They are an opportunity for students to be active, and in some instances, to put into practice, skills and concepts that were taught in the classroom. These outside-the-classroom explorations are exciting for both students and teachers!
However, this extension of education can be quite an endeavour for a homeroom teacher. While behaviour management and routines are established in the classroom setting, it is important that these routines also be maintained and supported while taking a large number of students in a public forum. Though teachers are extra vigilant and alert on such days, additional help from our volunteers works wonders.
It is our very own RMS parents that allow for our field trips to be a success. Our volunteers enthusiastically take on the responsibility of being another watchful eye of a few students. They care for, inform, and guide our students. From orchards to museums, theatres to aquariums, our volunteers are there. They take time off work, rearrange their schedules, and commit to sharing an exiting day in the development of their child(ren) and their child’s classmates. Volunteers make these special days a success.
Volunteers also play an important role during special in-school activities, especially when there are several stations, hands-on learning opportunities, and tools. The more grown-up eyes are on keeping our environment safe and fun, the better!
Let’s give three much-deserved cheers to our wonderful RMS volunteers!