Education – What’s New!
New Field Trip Programs
The Art of the Brick®
School groups visiting on a Classic Tour from September 25, 2012 through January 25, 2013 may request a viewing of The Art of the Brick, a one-of-a-kind art exhibition featuring more than 30 sculptures created out of nearly one million LEGO® bricks by New York-based artist Nathan Sawaya.
Thanks to a grant from the Employees Community Fund of Boeing St. Louis, a limited number of qualifying school groups will participate in this program free of charge.
The Magic School Bus™ Kicks Up a Storm
Available February 12, 2013 through May 17, 2013
The Magic House detects a fabulous forecast on the radar from February 12 through May 17! Fasten your seatbelts, and join Ms. Frizzle and her class as The Magic School Bus™ Kicks Up A Storm!
School groups visiting The Magic House for this special Classic tour are invited to whirl into weather with Ms. Frizzle! Students will investigate the concepts and technologies of weather in a hands-on environment based on Scholastic's best-selling The Magic School Bus™ books and hit TV show. Meteorologists-in-training will conduct experiments in Ms. Frizzle’s Classroom, then create, experience and measure weather aboard the Weather Observatory bus, and finally gather data for broadcast on the Frizzle News Network in the Walkersville Weather Center.
Schedule your visit soon before this limited engagement exhibit blows away!
Thanks to a generous grant from the Edward Chase Garvey Memorial Foundation, a limited number of qualifying school groups will participate in this program free of charge.
New Biz on the Block
This NEW financial literacy and entrepreneurship program provides the basic building blocks of economics and inspires students to become active citizens who create their own opportunities and strengthen their communities.
Young entrepreneurs-in-training begin with an exploration of the Children’s Village, taking on the role of business owners and participating in a scavenger hunt to “learn the ropes” of business from the ground up! Next, miniature moguls will participate in a small group activity to develop a plan for a New Biz on the Block. Utilizing kid-friendly tools, students will:
• brainstorm possible business ventures
• weigh the pros and cons of each to reach consensus
• develop a simple business plan, motto and logo
• find the best location for their business on the map
• practice marketing skills as they pitch their plan to their entrepreneurial peers
At the end of the program, each new venture will receive their business license from the town mayor, aka their teacher! The Magic House is excited to add New Biz on the Block to our educational offerings and feel confident it will prove to be a profitable experience for your students!
GLEs SS 2-3: Economic Concepts 4A, 4B; Geography 5A
Common Core Standards Language Arts: SL.2-3.1
National Standards for Entrepreneurial Education: A.07, A.10, A.16, A.30
Growing Student STEM Vocabulary
This new teacher workshop designed to support the development of word rich classroom environments, incorporates interactive activities and games that enable students to acquire and retain crucial vocabulary in all subject areas including STEM. Teachers will gain knowledge and experience to assist in:
- establishing vocabulary routines in their classrooms
- implementing every-pupil response techniques for authentic practice
- engaging students with hands-on and cooperative, interactive games for word play.
The average school-age child should learn about 3,000 new words a year. How can we help your students achieve vocabulary success now?
GLEs Communication Arts: R1E, R3A, IL1A
CC Language Arts: L.K-5.4, L.K-5.5, L.K-5.6
Workshop Cost: $250 per session
Workshop Length: Two hours
Size Limit: Maximum 50 teachers
Target Title 1 Field Trips
The Magic House is honored to team with Target affording Title 1 schools throughout the bi-state region of Missouri and Illinois free field trip tours for students in kindergarten through 5th grades! Take aim soon to reserve your space for this limited opportunity!
A generous donation from the PNC Foundation will provide free educational programming for early childhood educators, their students and families. This grant will provide free field trips, outreach programs, teacher professional development or family nights for disadvantaged preschool children and their parents.
Fall Field Trip Special – September and October 2012
Reserved field trip admission rates are falling to $3 per person for schools visiting during September and October 2012. Make your reservations early before this good buy sells out. (Regular field trip price is $5.75). Review the many tours available by visiting School Field Trips.
Fall Outreach Special – September and October 2012
Half-price for daytime outreach programs scheduled for the months of September and October 2012. Review the many programs available by visiting Outreach Programs.
Kids Can Help – November 2012
It is better to give than to receive. During November 2012, students and adults who donate a can of food will receive FREE admission when visiting on a reserved Classic or Science Detectives field trip tour. All canned foods will be donated to the St. Louis Area Foodbank.
Bring a Book – February 2013
Donate a NEW picture book for children under 5 and receive FREE admission when visiting on a A Little Bit of Magic February 2013 reserved field trip tour. One book per person is required. Books will be donated to Ready Readers, a program for young children from low-income communities. Please note: NO chapter books, textbooks, activity books, workbooks, sticker books or coloring books can be accepted for FREE admission.
Money Doesn’t Grow on Trees
(FREE Teacher Workshop and Field Trip)
This October workshop is designed to assist teachers in preparing students to participate in the Money Doesn’t Grow on Trees financial literacy field trip tour and provide ideas on integrating economic education into the classroom. Attendance at the FREE teacher workshop grants each teacher a FREE field trip! Find more details in Professional Development.
Sponsored by Wells Fargo Advisors.
New Year Special – January 2013
Ring in the New Year at The Magic House! Schools visiting on a reserved field trip tour during January 2013 will be admitted for a special admission rate of $3 per person. Review the many tours available by visiting School Field Trips.
For further information or to make a reservation, please contact the Education Department: firstname.lastname@example.org.