Ice Breaker – Field Trip

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My son is on a field trip today with his school’s jazz band.  They are playing in a competition outside of Hershey, PA.  Then they are heading to Hershey Park to enjoy the rest of the day together.  The weather isn’t supposed to be great, but I’m sure they will have a good time.  Today’s Stretched Ice Breaker is inspired by my son’s field trip.

Question:  What was one of your favorite field trips when you were in school?

My Answer:  Living near Philadelphia, PA, I took many field trips into historic Philadelphia.  I visited Walt Whitman’s house, Betsy Ross’ house, and Edgar Allan Poe’s house.  I visited the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall, and the U.S. Mint in Philadelphia.  I remember visiting Philadelphia one time with the seniors from my Honors English or Honors History class.  I honestly don’t remember the specifics of this field trip, but I do remember the fun times with my classmates.  We spent an hour or so eating lunch and hanging around Penn’s Landing along the Delaware River.  I remember feeding the eels as they gathered around the dock.  And I remember running over the Front Street bridge.  The weather was perfect, and there was a sense of freedom we all felt as the teachers let us wander around by ourselves.

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