Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Field Trip to New York City

My husband had to take a work related trip to New York City. So, the rest of the family went too. My goal was to learn and experience as much as we could on this trip, with out spending much money. While in NYC, I carried around a guidebook and read aloud the information for each site that we saw.

Here is what our family learned and experienced on this trip:

  • Free Ferry ride to Manhattan from Staten Island
  • Statue of Liberty
  • Ellis Island
  • Battery Park
  • Financial District
  • Saw the Site of the World Trade Center and Memorials
  • Rode on the Subway
  • Saw where Dave Letterman is recorded and his two guests leaving the Ed Sullivan theater.
  • Times Square
  • Grand Central Station
  • Walked over 22,000 steps in Manhattan, PE
  • Played in Central Park, PE
  • Ate New York style pizza.
  • Drove around Staten Island.
  • Read the Book - Dreams in the Golden Country (Dear America - NYC, 1903)
  • Read the Book - Journey to Ellis Island by Carol Bierman
  • Street sign practice.
  • Map Skills
  • Socialization with many adults we met along the way.


Our Home Schooler and Jen said...

how wonderful and educational
pleased you all had a great time

Renae said...

I've always wanted to go to New York. What a great experience for your family! Thanks for sharing it.

Anonymous said...

What a great field trip! I've only been to NYC once. It was the 4th of July and we drove around asking people to direct us to the fireworks. We only caught the end of the fireworks but drove through many interesting parts of the city.

Sprittibee said...

That sounds awesome. Did you take that picture? It is a perfect shot!

Anonymous said...

That sounds like a lot of fun! My DH and I went to NYC for our honeymoon, but I would love to take DD their with me someday...

Amy :)

Vegiemama said...

Hey, you forgot "The Little Red Lighthouse and the Great Gray Bridge." Guess you'll have to go back for another field trip, now ;-) You can only see the lighthouse from the Manhatten Circle Line boat tour. We had fun with that a few years ago. Sounds like you had lots of fun in the Big Apple. We went last summer and the kids want to go back again ;-)