Field trips outside the classroom are an integral part of learning at Saint Lucy School. The educational experiences are conducted during school hours and are planned by teachers to correlate with the regular classroom instructional program. Teachers often balance in-house field trips, such as the Walk Through History experiences, with off-campus field trips as they arrange activities that will enhance their curriculum and engage their students.
Trips to the pumpkin patch watch the younger grades are indeed a fun-filled beloved tradition, but in the classroom they translate to math and language as well as social studies activities. Off campus field trips to Hidden Villa, the Monterey Bay Aquarium, local plays, California missions, the Quicksilver Mine, and Westward Ho are just a few trips that the K-5 teachers experience with their students to enhance not only science and social studies but also language arts. Junior High students also love to explore via field trips.
Whether they are studying physics at Great America, learning about science at Science Camp, visiting Spanish plays, or touring the state capital, they are engaged learners. Eighth-grade students recently benefitted from an engaging field trip to the State Capital. They met with Senator Jim Beall and heard about how his Catholic faith inspired him to a career in public service in addition to seeing in depth the workings of government as a compliment to their study of United States History. They also were able to discover many amazing facts about our state as they toured and explored The California Museum.