A Breath of Fresh Air
Third Graders Take Field Trip Outside and Into History
After a year stuck in in veritable lockdown in the classroom due to COVID-19 restrictions, Jenna Doornek's class of rambunctious third graders last week said goodbye to their classroom and hello to history during a field trip to the Valley County Pioneer Museum. "After this last year of being so cooped up, [it's great] to be able to go out and experience something," Doornek said. "They've had to do so much sitting. School has changed so much. The fact they get to do a field trip of any kind was so exciting for them." And, from an educational standpoint, the field trip was perfect timing, Doornek said. "We are doing, in social studies, a unit on the history of Glasgow and Native Americans." Seen here, from left, are museum volunteer Julie Sibley, volunteer tour guide Andrew McKean and third graders Olivia Jackson, 8, Blaire Billingsley, 9, and Natasha Young, 8, as they visit the Quast house. The catalog home was built in 1924 in Glentana. It was relocated to the museum and is open to the public. For more information about the museum, visit valleycountymuseum.com.
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