It's never too early to
start thinking about your future!
classroom, we don't say,
"WILL go to college?" . . .
instead, we say, "WHICH college will you go to?"
students need to start thinking about setting a goal to go to college and begin to plan and anticipate it early in life. The
important thing isn't WHERE they go to college; the important thing is
that students GO to college.
October our fourth grade team takes our fourth grade students on a field
trip to Oregon State University, where I earned my undergraduate teaching degree in 1980. Students
construct tsunami evacuation shelters at school and at OSU test
them in the World famous O.H.
Hinsdale Wave Research Lab.
photos of the
tsunami evacuation shelters made by our students
on our field trip. It was a
highlight of our college visit. We also took campus tours of
several dorm rooms,
ate in a campus dining
hall using a "real" OSU meal card, toured several academic buildings,
Dixon Recreation Center, we visited the
OSU Bookstore, and Gill
Coliseum where the Beavers play basketball. Our our trip in 2009, students saw
James Rodgers, OSU's star wide receiver at Reser Stadium and he
signed autographs. In 2010 our classes were treated by the OSU Womens'
Basketball team and coaches to play some games against the OSU team at
The OSU visit
is a day that gets students thinking about
college, and that was our goal. On the bus ride home, students
were talking about which college they would be attending. . . awesome
words for a teacher to hear!
(we call it Collegiate Cash)
for completing homework and projects on time.
newspaper article about our students going to college!
Victoria Jasztal's Scholastic Blog about our college trip