Third grade students take a field trip downtown
by Alan Reed
Oct 25, 2006 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Third Graders from Trigg County Intermediate School work on decorating Japanese-style fish windsocks.  Pictured from left to right: Tyler Allen, Darrell Anderson, River Sittig and Taylor Gray.
Third Graders from Trigg County Intermediate School work on decorating Japanese-style fish windsocks. Pictured from left to right: Tyler Allen, Darrell Anderson, River Sittig and Taylor Gray.
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Alan Reed

The Cadiz Record

Any student will tell you, one of the most fun events in school is the field trip. All seven classes in the third grade at Trigg County Intermediate School took to the town last Friday to learn what a community is, and about the one they call home.

The classes stopped at the Janice Mason Art Museum where Director Paula Lisowsky discussed the Japanese Paper Art exhibit, and taught the students how to make some of their own. “They do not have to be the colors of real fish, just what looks nice to you. If your fish has an eye, give him a big eye.”

Maddie Futrell said that her day was spent learning about fish. “They breathe with gills. We learned about Japanese fish. I named mine Fred.”

Museum President Jean Martin said, “The kids have been great. They are very engrossed in what they are doing. Some of the boys it seems have put a lot of effort into detail on their fish.”

Student Brook Knight used the field trip to learn about a potential career as an attorney. “We walked around to places to see what they have. My favorite was the courthouse, because they had seats. We learned what they did when people go inside.”

Third-grade Teacher Annetta Visingardi said, “We’ve studied about communities in school and wanted to give them some real-world experience by taking a walking tour of downtown.”

In addition to the art museum and courthouse, students visited the Cadiz Police Station, circuit Clerk Pam Perry’s office and the downtown Tourist Center.

“The Tourist Center told the students about Golden Pond and what the Federal Government did with the Land Between the Lakes,” said Visingardi.

Before the final stop of the day at the museum, the third-graders stopped for a picnic lunch at West Cadiz Park.

“The community has been very nice to open its doors to the students. We started doing this a few years ago,” said Visingardi.
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