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Posted on April 3, 2015 12:57 pm
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Akeyla Peele
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Field Trips
My school only allows us to go on one to two trips a year. I feel as though real-world experiences are essential to make connections while learning. My principal says because we are Title I we can not ask for much money from the parents. Are there any other solutions other than fundraising?
 
     
     
 
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Solution 1
Posted September 28, 2015 6:34 pm

Autumn Carroll
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I believe a great way to solve this issue is by bringing the field trip to your classroom. Obviously this does not work for every situation, like a farm. Often companies or people are more than willing to make a visit to your classroom/ school. It does not hurt to ask, and this will still give your students the experience, without the extra costs that come with a field trip.
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eZuGeQ
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Great ideas!
  Posted on: October 15, 2015 4:48 am

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Solution 2
Posted October 1, 2015 2:47 am

reHuSe
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Virtual fild trips are a good resource to use. It allows students to see things and places far and wide without leaving the classroom. There are even some where you can interact with people and students can ask question and get real time responses.
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Solution 3
Posted October 4, 2015 7:01 pm

Holly Ebbert
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Virtual field trips are a great solution for this problem. The internet allows you to have the world at you fingertips. This will allow students to experience the world through technology and research. I think the possibilities are endless and I plan to use virtual field trips in my own classroom.
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eZuGeQ
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Virtual trips are a great idea!
  Posted on: October 15, 2015 4:49 am

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Solution 4
Posted September 28, 2015 10:45 pm

WuGusa
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The best way to substitute for field trip is bring the field trip the classroom by decorating the classroom, showing interactive material on the computer. This can help make the material more memorable and leave a lasting memory.
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Tamupy
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I would suggest looking at your school campus. There is a plethora of places you could take the students on a field trip around the school. You could involve science and look for certain eco systems, clouds types, and weather patterns on the playground. Social studies adventures could take the students to places and people you are learning about in the classroom. Create a mock city or village and have the students role play a scene outside or in a different room in the school, cafeteria or library.
  Posted on: October 2, 2015 10:21 pm

uzyXuV
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Very creative solutions! By using all the resources available to the teacher the student can experience learning with different methods.
  Posted on: October 15, 2015 2:56 am

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Solution 5
Posted October 4, 2015 8:02 pm

Alyssa McGee
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Make your classroom a fieldtrip! Pinterest is great for projects and ideas for stuff like this! For example if you are learning about animals turn your classroom into an imaginary zoo, or studying the planets turn your classroom into outer space! This requires a lot of crafting time on your part but it is a great way to overcome the lack of fieldtrips.
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Solution 6
Posted October 18, 2015 10:21 pm

VuGuGu
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We have established what we call "Partners in Excellence". They sponsor a couple trips a year for our students. They pay for the bus, and the students' admission. Some of the trips are not the most extravagant, but it at least gives the students a chance to experience something other than the school itself. So, I would try finding school sponsors that are interested in helping the local students.
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Solution 7
Posted February 24, 2016 2:32 am

Taylor Katsarelas
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There are local places around the school that the class can go to as well as having guest speakers come in to talk about different jobs. You could also go on virtual field trips or have students think of local places that are easy to get to that cost little to nothing.
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Solution 8
Posted February 25, 2018 2:07 am

eLaGag
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Solutions would be going on inexpensive trips or ones that do not cost money. It also helps to go to places that are within walking distance so that buses do not need to be rented.
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Solution 9
Posted October 3, 2015 3:16 pm

puLaGu
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Along with what everyone else has said even though you can only take 1-2 trips a year using your classroom and community is a great way to keep students engage and learn about their community.
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Solution 10
Posted October 9, 2017 2:27 am

DebaDy
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As a teacher there are man different grants you can qualify for. If there is something specific you want to do with your students try finding a grant you can apply for and use that towards a trip. This may be hard to achieve but it doesn't hurt to try. Also ask local places if they do any type of tour for free and see if you can walk there with your students or get inexpensive transportation. Many local places will either come to you or you can go there for a free educational tour.
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Solution 11
Posted October 3, 2015 8:15 pm

ubuXes
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Depending on the school, or district you are in, they may have the Great American Teach-In (GATI) come. This allows the students to learn about different jobs around your community. The students are actually able to ask questions about the jobs, as well as learn. Depending on the schedule, some students in middle schools may have 2 or 3 different people they meet, while elementary students may have a few more. Sometimes the amount of time for each person is short, however the students still get to see a variety of things. They could see a service dog with their trainer, someone in the military, or even a woodworker. The people who come usually bring different objects that they may use or even examples of work they've done before. The best part is, the students are more than likely the ones moving around, so they can burn some energy as they walk to the different locations.
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meXyHy
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This is very thoughtful and smart, I would attempt this.
  Posted on: October 15, 2015 9:08 pm

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Solution 12
Posted October 15, 2015 12:39 am

Thomas Smallwood
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Ask local businesses or other people in the community.
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Solution 13
Posted February 23, 2016 4:00 am

apazeR
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Have guest speakers come in to your classroom. Often times, they bring stuff from the location to share with the students.
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Solution 14
Posted October 4, 2015 6:37 pm

HaLyvy
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I would talk to administration about doing fundraising. Fundraising is a great way to help you get more money, and possibly take those few extra field trips during the school year.
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Solution 15
Posted October 4, 2015 2:26 am

uZyvaP
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Fundraising by the PTA or teachers are most effective. Depending upon the fundraiser, you should be able to raise enough for the trips. I would be certain to choose items that will sell well such as donuts and food. I would also seek a partnership or sponsorship with local businesses who will sponsor a class in exchange for recognition.
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uzyXuV
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The problem with fundraising is you may not make enough money for the field trip and that's disappointing and difficult for the student to understand.
  Posted on: October 15, 2015 2:59 am

eSyTyt
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This is a great idea but it is also true that you might not reach the set goal forcing you to cancel the trip.
  Posted on: October 16, 2015 2:21 am

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