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AIG Students Get Out of the Classroom and On the Ice
New Salem Elementary's AIG classes recently took their "coolest" field trip ever! Students traveled to Extreme Ice to learn how sports, math and science are integrated into the world of ice skating. Students learned about freezing points, how the arena makes ice, and how an ice floor works. They learned how to fall, get up, and stop safely on the ice. Parents and students then had private group lessons prior to a morning skate time.
The field trip concluded with lunch at Takara Japanese Steakhouse where students experienced a Hibachi meal. The hibachi dining room featured performing chefs, who prepared, entertained, and cooked meals right in front of the student and parent group.
Prior to the field trip, AIGers read articles published in Time, The Charlotte Observer, Time for Kids, and other periodicals to follow the Winter Olympics. Students read stories of how legends of the ice faced challenges and rose above them. They learned lessons of perseverance and coping under pressure.
Written by: Beverly Little, AIG Teacher
Posted: Mar 10, 2014 by Gina James