Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Newspaper field trip

Continuing their "Community Helpers" unit, Lincoln's preschool class took a field trip to the Waverly newspaper office and I volunteered to go along.  Unfortunately, it turned out to be a rather awful tour.  The guide was a 40-year-old bachelor reporter with no kids who really didn't know how to relate to a 3 & 4 year old preschool class--like trying to explain what a pdf document is.  It turns out the paper is actually printed in Oelwein, and the printing presses had been moved after the 2008 flood.  Therefore, the only thing to "see" was the newsroom consisting of a bunch of computers and a regular laser printer.  The teachers felt bad because they had no idea.  Although the guide might have slightly disagreed, the 14 kids did AMAZING through a very boring 60 min. "tour".  They even cooperated for a posed photo with a newspaper and pencil souvenir that appeared in the next issue of the newspaper.  At least it was a beautiful day to make the 4 block walk back to preschool!

Lincoln would be the one holding his newspaper upside-down. :)

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