Monroe students go on adventure tour of Belfast

Jun 09, 2014
Courtesy of: Noah Flesher Students in the combined second and third grade class at Monroe Elementary went a tour of Belfast Friday, May 30.

Students in the combined second and third grade class at Monroe Elementary toured a variety of Belfast businesses Friday, May 30.

The day started at Hannaford Supermarket where Manager Peter Devaney gave the class a tour of the building and students had a chance to learn about the goods and services the business provides which tie into the social studies learning targets. The tour included a stop at the produce refrigerator, a cake decorating demonstration and sampling of various cheeses in the deli, second and third grade teacher Noah Flesher said.

Students also had the chance to experience what it is like to be a cashier and scan three items at the check out.

After visiting Hannaford, students traveled to Camden National Bank where they toured the vault and listened to a story about a man who saved money and another man who did not save his money, which tied into the class's learning target regarding the importance of saving money, Flesher said.

During the visit, students received a notebook and pen, bank coloring pages and a box of popcorn.

Students then walked to the police department where they met with Officer Mike Rolerson. The students received police officer badge stickers, a pencil and coloring book.

Following that visit, they walked along the Harbor Walk to Front Street Shipyard. At the shipyard, students were able to see some of the services the business provides.

During their walk, the class ran into local author John Ford and Flesher had the chance to tell Ford about how his students are busy writing books.

The day ended with lunch from Alexia's Pizza at City Park and a chance to play on the playground.

Comments (1)
Posted by: Dorothy Hiebert Odell | Jun 11, 2014 15:12

This sounds like a day the kids will always  remember, and wonderful too for their generous hosts, who probably also enjoyed seeing the youngsters.  Field trips don't have to be to far away places in order to open children's minds to what's going on around them and stimulate their curiosity.  This sort of low cost field trip is a great return on our tax dollars.

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