MORE FRESH AIR and THE HUDSON RIVER!
Our school, The Renaissance Charter School, doesn’t have outside places for students to get fresh air or relax. Even though most of the activities are inside, even recess, the students want to have more time outside. Sometimes our class goes to the park, but not everyday.
Some teachers are trying to get us out into more fresh air! The 3rd grade class took a trip to the Hudson River Park on 44th Street, near the Intrepid, a very big and old Navy ship. To get there we had to go on the subway. There were a few parents, too. The subway ride was crowded with all of our classmates and only one or two other people fit.
When we arrived, it was nice and sunny outside. First, we had a science lesson where we learned about brackish water. Brackish is a new vocabulary word. It means salt water and fresh water mixed. We watched the teacher test the Hudson River water for depth and temperature. He chucked a bucket into the river, on a heavy duty string. He missed the first 5 times, but then he finally got some water in it and tested it. There was a really easy 2 question test, and then we ate our lunches on the grassy field. I liked looking at the Intrepid, too. It even had cannons! It felt great to be outside.
I think getting us outside for fresh air is nice because it’s healthy and refreshing. I’m glad that Christina took our class on the trip. Maybe more field trips could help get us MORE FRESH AIR!
By Casper Hoffman