November 16, 2023
BASIS Independent Silicon Valley Lower organized its first TK and Kindergarten field trip, taking our youngest learners to Lemos Farm Pumpkin Patch in Half Moon Bay. As it was their first field trip, this outing provided a valuable educational opportunity for our students outside of the classroom where they had the chance to explore, build on friendships, and expand on their experiences. With seventy-eight students, twelve staff members, and eight parent chaperones in tow, the day was packed with exciting adventures.
Upon arrival, everyone split into groups to explore the farm. Students had a variety of options to choose from including a giant slide, a petting zoo, barnyard jump houses, and, of course, picking out their own pumpkin to take home.
After visiting many farm attractions, students reconvened for lunch and then set out again to explore the farm. They built a house out of pumpkins, jumped on hay bales, and enjoyed the playground rocking horses. Our teachers and chaperones did an amazing job ensuring everyone was safe and having a great time.
“Today was all about fun, learning, and making memories. Seeing the kids so happy and engaged made it a fantastic day,” expressed Dean of Students, Mr. Bosley. “It was a great community builder for our youngest scholars and a fun autumn learning opportunity. I am so happy to have shared this experience with such a wonderful group of students.”
After spending quite some time on the playground, our students headed home with pumpkins in tow. It was a day of simple joys, new experiences, and friendships, marking a perfect start to the autumn season for our youngest learners.