This year for the first portion of kindergarten social studies my youngest is learning about the community. I really wanted to make sure he was able to have many hands on, real life experiences of “community helpers” so I made a list of things that would be helpful for him to see first hand and then made calls. You’d be so surprised at how helpful businesses are to homeschoolers and how happy they are to show the kids what they do! Publix didn’t even second guess when I asked them if we could take a trip out there and tour, they said yes right away!
I worked in a store for many years and I know that so much goes on behind the scenes which is exactly why I wanted to make sure to book a field trip like this. They led us to each department and at each department the person behind the counter or the person running the area would explain exact what it was that they did and how they did it.
They explained what they do in the meat department and how they make sushi in the fish section.
They even let us see first hand how they make a sushi roll.
At several sections they let the kids have little treats and samples, which they loved!
The kids learned a bit how a pharmacy operates and how pharmacists help the community as well.
All in all it was a great trip and a great way to see community helpers first hand and up close!