RHINELANDER - You can only learn so much reading from a book or sitting behind a desk.
So Friday, Crescent Elementary School kindergartners got out of their classrooms and into Rhinelander. The students learned about their community they see every day, but might not fully understand.
"The goal today was to get the kindergartners out throughout Rhinelander to see the businesses and what type career opportunities," said kindergarten teacher Julie Gerth.
With the help of Partners in Education and a Hodag School Foundation grant, the students visited Grace Lodge assisted living, Covantage Credit Union, Trig's and the courthouse.
The kids also got to see a firetruck, police car, and a public works vehicle at Pioneer Park. The field trip was designed to show off what the community can offer them now, and in their futures.
"A bunch of the common core state standards is about getting college and career ready," said kindergarten teacher Stephanie Smith. "And that's exactly what we're doing out here, getting kids ready different careers they could potentially have in the community."
Although a field trip this large doesn't happen every year, Crescent kindergartners enjoy many other experiences outside of the classroom.
"There's so much other learning outside the classroom, so we know that we got to get these kids out," said Gerth. "It makes it fun and exciting."
|Story By: Marissa Mizroch