July 10, 2016

Summer Field Trip

Hi Friends!
Today I'm sharing about the Summer Field Trip that I set up this year with my students!

I don't know about you but at the end of every school year, I become broken hearted. The thought of not seeing my kids until the following school year is just too much to handle. This past school year I was really struggling because this was my first group of All-Day, Every-Day Kindergarteners. I grew even more attached to my students because we were together five, full days a week. I just knew I couldn't make it through the whole summer without them! I came up with the idea of having a summer field trip but was nervous that they wouldn't be interested. I mentioned to my students during the last week of school about getting together over the summer to watch the movie Finding Dory! They were ecstatic, and I knew I had to make it happen! 

The first step in setting this up was determining the location. We are so lucky to have The Strand, a local theater that is right in our downtown area! My students all go there with their families, so I knew it was the perfect spot! 

It's an old, renovated theater that just had it's 100th birthday this year! 

I contacted the theater to get the showtimes and dates for the movie.
I chose an evening showtime  because I knew the afternoon would limit the number of students able to come due to family work schedules. We settled on a 7:00 P.M. showtime on a Thursday.

I whipped up invitations on my computer and sent it out through the Bloomz App!

Planning the Field Trip was a breeze because I was able to communicate quickly with parents! They were able to RSVP in the comments! Easy Peasy!

When the day of the movie finally arrived, it was literally like Christmas! I was soooo excited to see my kinder friends!

I even found some adorable Finding Dory pencils in the Target Dollar Spot for little party favors! 

When I arrived at the theater is couldn't believe how many of students actually showed up! I was greeted with squeals of "Mrs. Masters!!" and hugs upon hugs. 
My heart was full. 
We were reunited at last!

My students came with their families and paid their own way in.
We sat together, had popcorn, and CANDY!
It was so much fun!

By far the BEST day of my summer! 
In fact, I got so caught up in the excitement, that I when I left I discovered 
these were all still in my purse...

Oh well! 
We still had an amazing time! Do you take any summer field trips with your students?! If not, definitely consider it! :) 
Thanks so much for stopping by! 
Have a great week!


  1. This coming year, my team and I decided to try and do a weekend field trip to the Pumpkin Patch to link to one of our units. I appreciate you sharing the experience and process so I have ideas on how to coordinate ours! How much was the Bloomz App if you don't mind me asking?

    1. What a great idea to have a weekend field trip during the school year! That will be such a great experience! The Bloomz App is free and has lots of other great features!!

  2. This sounds so amazing! Can't wait to try my own Summer Field Trip next year! :)

    1. Thank you! Honestly, my heart about bursts when I think about it! Such a special day! Can't wait for you to try it out!

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