Community Field Trips: The News Station

This year for the first portion of kindergarten my son is learning all about the community. I love that homeschooling allows a hands on approach to learning. Everyone learns so much more about things they are able to see first hand. I have tried to make a point of either including online field trips in my son’s kindergarten lessons or making plans to go to different places in the community for a first hand experience of what the community helper does and learn how they benefit the community.

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Last week we toured the news station! I mentioned in my last post about community field trips that businesses were so welcoming when I called and were more than happy to let us tour. The news station was just as welcoming and didn’t think twice about letting us stop by and tour.

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The kids learned all about who creates the news stories, how the news anchors know what to say, how on scene reporters do their jobs, and how meteorologists do theirs as well.

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They learned how the cameras operate and how the lighting works. The tour was great and the kids learned a ton!

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They allowed the kids to take pictures at the news desk and even stand in front of the weather green screen and learn how meteorologists present the weather on the news. It was a pretty great trip and when the kids saw the news anchors they were pretty star struck! We had a blast and can’t wait for another backstage tour of community helpers in our town!

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