Last week first through sixth graders went on a field trip to Butterfield Farms. The weather was perfect—60’s and sunny.
The students went on a hayride around the farm during which they stopped and fed some of the corn from the farm to the cows. After the hayride, the students enjoyed navigating through the corn maze, trying to find all four hidden mailboxes. After a snack and a stroll through the straw bale maze, students selected a pumpkin from the patch and soaked up some beautiful autumn sun. We purchased a few strange and unique squash for the students to draw in art; during Thanksgiving week, we will cut the open, cook and eat to find out which we like the best.
As part of our STEM curriculum, we like to find out how things are made. After the field trip, the 5th and 6th graders spoke with a guest speaker, Andrew Buck, who works for Butterfield Farms and designed and cut in the corn maze. He was happy to share with the students the various steps of his design process from the beginning drawings to driving the tractor multiple times to cut it in.