Second graders at Bonfield Elementary recently took a field trip to Gretna Glen Camp & Retreat Center as part of their spring field trips. Students also spent a day learning about their hometown on a walking tour throughout Lititz.
During their visit to Gretna Glen students had the opportunity to learn and interact with nature. The trip correlates with the science unit that focuses on plants and animals. They took a nature walk throughout the camp and were able to catch and release a few of the pond wildlife. Bonfield second graders are also studying earth science. This trip also taught them about natural resources and taking care of the earth.
On their walking tour, students learned what it was like to live in the early era of Lititz at the Johannes Mueller House. Students learned more about the town’s long history at places like Lititz Moravian Church and Sturgis Pretzel Bakery. To conclude their walking tour they passed by the Lititz Borough Police Station.
“Our walking tour of Lititz is important to our second graders because it enables them to learn more about the history of our community which we also study as part of our social studies curriculum,” explained Stephanie Taylor, a teacher at Bonfield Elementary.