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Watch Hill Field Trip

Dear Students and Families,
          We are delighted to announce our first field trip of the year to two of our local treasures: The Flying Horse Carousel and Napatree Point Beach!
Date:  Tuesday, September 15, 2015   [Rain date: Thursday, September 17, 2015]
Time: Depart DCS at 9:00 a.m. sharp
           Return to DCS by 1:00 p.m.
Cost:  FREE! Trip will be paid for by Westerly Public Schools District Field Trip Funds.
          Plus…The Flying Horse Carousel folks have provided this opportunity FREE to us. Please thank them whenever you visit!
Educational Objectives:
1. To use our 5 senses to experience the carousel and beach (not the water).
2. To observe and experience motion (of the carousel as well as the ocean and beach birds)
3. To observe and experience how the carousel horses are balanced as well as how we have to balance our bodies as we ride.
While at the Carousel we will:
-hear a brief history of the carousel (when it was built, who built it, why they built it and placed it where it is, and other special information)
-give the students an opportunity to just watch the carousel move while they use their senses.
(What do you see, hear, smell, touch, taste?)
-allow students to walk through the carousel (1 rotation to observe using their senses)
-allow students to ride (1 ride for each student)
While on the beach we will:
-collect beach artifacts (shells, seaweed, rocks, etc.)
-play in the sand
-form a line to hold hands and put our feet in the water (small groups at a time)
-brainstorm describing words 
-write beach poems using our senses
We will also plan to eat lunch on the beach. 

Be sure to check backpacks for more details!