School field trips can take place any time of the year, but there are certain months which offer educators ideal conditions, for some interesting reasons.
When teachers are putting together a plan for the year, our list of the top 5 months for a school field trip will help. While it’s important that field trips be planned around curricular imperatives, it’s also critical that educators plan strategically to accommodate some other key factors.
Sure, the weather may not be the most hospitable in many places, but the month of November offers some advantages. Not a lot of people are willing to brave the November chill in locations of interest to teachers. With fewer people attending museums and other sites, you and your students aren’t crowded out.
The timing is also perfect to create unity among your students and get them engaged close to the beginning of the school year. Finally, seasonal decorations make November a visible treat in most locations.
This is another great time to take advantage of less crowded attractions and better prices for travel and accommodations. But the weather in April is bringing out the flowers, as well as the showers. April is fresh and full of optimism.
Going on a field trip in April also positions your trip at an ideal time for raising money to finance it. In both the run up to the trip and afterwards, your kids will enjoy greater success with fundraising efforts.
October is the prime month of the year for school field trips. Here’s why.
Again, this is a low traffic month, which allows greater planning flexibility and access to sites of interest. It’s also a time of year during which the weather is usually pleasant and co-operative. The crisp air and changing leaves provide a pleasing back drop for your class’s field trip.
May is the apex of field trip season. While it’s a high traffic month, it also offers some unique advantages.
The weather in May almost universally superb. Add to this that your students have ample time to raise funds before your trip, which supports your budgeting efforts. Taking students on a field trip during the month of May also serves as a crown on their year of learning, as they prepare to enjoy the summer.
Sure, it’s still cold in a lot of places, but March is great time to get students out of the classroom, as state testing and AP exams aren’t a consideration in most districts.
March also represents the gap between the conclusion of winter sports activities and the commencement of warm weather sports. There’s much less chance of group cancellations during this month. And like most the other months here, availability is higher, because traffic is lower.
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