Location: Historic Estate Entrance, 1700 Hampton Street, Richmond, VA 23220
Directions: From I-64:
Take the Boulevard exit #78 (Route 161)
Go south on the Boulevard (Route 161) for two miles
Turn left at Cary Street and go 1/2 mile
Turn right at Meadow Street and go one mile
Turn right at Pennsylvania Avenue and go one block the parking lot ahead
Bring: The Children’s Farm is free, however they do accept donations. Please bring a couple of dollars for the Children’s Farm if you would like. Also bring your charged phone for playing Pokemon GO!
9:45am—Arrive, get settled and use the restroom.
10:00am—Please meet your tour guides at the Mansion’s side entrance with the covered porch at 10am for the Visit the Victorians interactive tours through the Mansion. Maymont reserves the right to offer an abbreviated tour in the event of tardiness. Please arrive on time.
11:00am-12:00pm—Explore the Children’s Farm and Nature Center, visit mighty black bears, iconic American bald eagles, playful river otters, friendly goats and more, and participate in the “History is Everywhere” Scavenger Hunt AND play Pokemon GO! Catch them all while learning history!
Lunch: 12:00-12:30 Bring a picnic lunch to eat on the Maymont grounds.
Bring: Cooler and ice to take one filleted fish home.
An extra change of clothes and shoes, just in case.
Location: 12173 Henley Rd., Rockville, 23146
Directions: It’s about 30 minutes from Maymont. Head out 64 west to Rockville Manakin exit.
1:00pm – Field Trip begins
4:00pm - Field trip ends.
Week of October 10, 2016
The following is a list of the fantastic classes that will be held this week and their engaging activities!
Makers Mystery Bag: Bone Bridge: Students work in partners or groups against a list of criteria and constraints to build the longest “bone” bridge possible.
Sing and Perform: Sing with us!
Art: Watercolor Resist Spiderwebs
Sweet Treats: Pear Ginger Muffins
Field Trip Fun: Prepare for a field trip to the victorian era home, Maymont, and the VA Fishing Adventure! You’ll create soda bottle ecosystems and we’ll play Victorian era games like marbles, stick and hoop, and, as well as learn a Victorian era dance!
Pokemon Go!: We will meet to get ready and set, then we will Go! Gypsy Hill Park again, Discussion topic: Lucky eggs, lures, and incense
Drama Kings and Queens:Acting for Children: Environment Practice/Games. Touch base on costumes. Practice play.
International Cooking: Make another delicious Middle Eastern dish!
Wednesday: Field trips!
Spies Decoded: Also know as the Tic Tac Toe code, any message written in this code looks like Egyptian hieroglyphs!! It is a code that cannot be spoken, only read and written. Learn how to use it, and make your own!
Water Fun (and science!): Does water change things? We saw the oatmeal change in water. Let’s see what else changes! We’ll observe paper, bread, cereal, popcorn, rice, oatmeal, and foil.
In the Garden: Check for sprouting and weeds, assess water need, plant more seeds, and journal!
Cheer: Work on routine!
Don’t Try This At Home! (Experience is the best teacher):
Go to Gypsy Hill Park and do dangerous things: climb trees, walk through tunnels, cross the street, ford streams build a dam. Talk about flash floods and standing water.
How to be a Warrior Cat: Learn how to eat like a warrior cat!
Crochet Circle: Continuing project started on September 19th. Making mug rugs for Valley Mission.
Cosmetology: Learn how to highlight a mannequin’s hair.