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Field Trip to Farmer John’s Pumpkin Patch in Half Moon Bay

 

Field Trip to Farmer John’s of Half Moon Bay

Tuesday, October 19th

850 N. Cabrillo Highway, Half Moon Bay, CA  94019

(650) 726-4980

Cost is $7 per child, it includes a hay ride and a small pumpkin to take home.

Below, please find a map and directions to this location.

Dress in layers, the weather is unpredictable.  Wear old clothes and comfortable shoes.

The 2y – 3y Class and 3 y – 4y

Our classes must arrive at the farm by 9:30 a.m. that day.

Please be at school NO LATER than 8:45 a.m.  We will leave school promptly at 9:00.  If you are late coming to school, please meet us at the pumpkin patch.

The PreK Class

Our classes must arrive at the farm by 1:00 p.m. that day.

Please be at school NO LATER than 12:15 p.m.  We will leave school promptly at 12:30 p.m.  If you are late coming to school, please meet us at the pumpkin patch.

Directions from Millbrae to Farmer John’s via 92
Get on 101 S (toward San Jose) at Millbrae Avenue
Take exit 414B for State Hwy 92 W toward Half Moon Bay (stay right at the fork)
Go over the hills, over 280 past the lake and onto the small winding road
At the intersection with Hwy 35 at the top of the hill, go straight and down to Half Moon Bay
In Half Moon Bay, turn RIGHT onto CABRILLO HWY (CA Hwy 1 northbound)
About one mile North of Highway 92 the lanes merge into one and Farmer John’s is on the frontage road immediately on the left.

850 Cabrillo Hwy N
Half Moon Bay, CA 94019-1513

Pre-K Carwash

CarwashI always admire the skill building activities activities our teachers come up with. One hot day in June, on my workday we had a “carwash” – all tricycles, cars, ride-on toys and other vehicles were washed by the preschoolers.

It was a real low-work day for the working parents, all the kids were so busy and fascinated by this new activity. The children worked so well in teams and they stayed surprisingly dry too.

If you think about it, there is so much the kids can learn from this fun activity. Teamwork, sharing, taking care of and being responsible for their own needs and their own stuff, cleaning. Just like out motto: Learning Through Playing!

And it wasn’t just that the kiddos loved it – everything was sparkly clean at the end.

Pre-K Carwash June 10

Pre-K Train Ride Field Trip

We had beautiful weather for our field trip, the kiddos were very excited. We took the train from San Bruno to Burlingame and walked to Washington Park. The playground with monkey bars and big sand-water tables was new and exciting to the children and they really enjoyed their little adventure.

What a fun field trip!

When we wanted to leave the train was almost 15 minutes late and we sat and sang for a while. I also filmed some of the singing, I hope I’ll get around to posting it soon, stay tuned…

See the images in the Flash Gallery below. These galleries do not work on most smart phones – for sure not on the iPhone – in case you use one of these please click here to see many of the photos

Pre-K Train Ride Field Trip May 2010


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Kids photographing Kids

Leilani took her camera to school and shared it freely. I took a few, a few photos, elementary school aged kids took a few, but almost all of the photos were taken by the Millbrae Nursery School preschoolers, the Pre-K class. I am a little sad, this was one of their last days together, this fall most of them will be in Kindergarten

Most of the photos were taken in the beautiful and spacious playyard, it is the biggest playground I have ever seen at a school. I always admire how happy the children look, this is especially true if they are taking pictures of each other, and no adult prompts them to “smile for the camera”.

That was among the photos, I thought it makes a good alternate title for this post. “What I See”

Playing a ball game

See many more images in the Flash Gallery below. These galleries do not work on most smart phones – for sure not on the iPhone – in case you use one of these please click here to see all the photos

playyardmay10

Learning, Exploring and Working Cooperatively with Each Other.

What a school year it has been. WE started out with 15 boys and less then 5 girls. It was hard to get the kiddos to walk inside much less try to sit at the table. And now the growth in these kiddos, each year it always amazes me. The THREE’S are enjoying extended conversations at circle time, taking turns and playing board games until the game is completed.

Participating at the art table is another area now explored. Story time, predicating the outcome of the stories we read, they have done a wonderful job learning, exploring and working cooperatively with each other.

They all are effective learners. Continue to work and expose your kiddos to learning lessons through the summer months. The learning lessons never stop. These little ones are so inquisitive. It is because of your support and love that they continue to blossom. Well done FAMILIES!! Have a wonderful, restful, renewing summer. Thank you for this opportunity to work with you and your kiddos.

Always, Teacher Brigidan