Permission Slips for The Farm Field Trip are due by this Thursday, Sept. 4th. Each student received a form specific to the date they are scheduled to attend.
On September 11 and 12 – depending on which group your child will be assigned to attend, we will be participating in a field study to the Holmgren Historic Family Farm (460 N. 300 E. Tremonton, UT 84337). Please make the necessary arrangements to drop your child off at the farm at 9am on the morning your child is assigned, and pick up by 2:30 that afternoon.
Throughout our current Cycle we will have been building our community of learners through hands-on activities and team building work. This work occupies the normalization period and is an essential part of the Montessori secondary philosophy. In addition to building a strong community of self-directed learners, the Montessori secondary program acknowledges the adolescent need for meaningful labor and the outdoors. To accomplish these tasks, we will turn our focus to the Holmgren Historic Family Farm. By learning the history of who has resided on the land, investigating the migration patterns of birds, identifying indigenous plant life, we will reach a deeper understanding of our land and fulfill Maria Montessori’s vision of Erdkinder.
Below is a copy of the packing list. Please, if you have any questions or concerns feel free to address them with any of the staff.
- Cold sack lunch
- Fresh, healthy snack (if needed)
- Shoes appropriate for walking
- Jacket and rain gear (if forecasted)
- Hat- sunscreen
- Work gloves
- Water bottle
- Medication (labeled and given to staff member)
Our Erdkinder farm is a thirty to fourty minute drive. Please plan for ample time according to your own driving comfort and weather conditions.
We do have some wonderful parents who are Certified Drivers & have volunteered to help arrange some carpool. It is not through the school. Please give them plenty of notice so that all students can enjoy this experience. Melinda Montgomery- (801) 695-6188 – [firstname.lastname@example.org] Jeanne Smith – (801) 920-3045
If you are interested in becoming a Certified Driver please click here.
PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL JR HIGH STUDENT FEES MUST BE PAID TO MMA’S FRONT OFFICE IN ORDER TO PARTICIPATE. THANK YOU!!