Life Skills Students Learn to Golf and Go Fishing
Shari Humphrey’s Life Skills Class took an end-of-the-year field trip on June 7, 2022, to Kiks Driving Range and Hat Rock. Mrs. Humphrey’s class has taken a fishing trip before, but she wanted her students to learn a new skill and experience a new activity, so she first took them golfing. Students started with an easter egg-like hunt by collecting golf balls to practice hitting. They were then given a small golfing lesson, learning the proper technique to swing a golf ball. The students enjoyed learning to golf and after a few swings, many of the students were getting a hang of it. One student said, “We should do this more often.”
Afterwards, they headed to Hat Rock to go fishing. They set up their fishing poles for trout or bass and went over their fishing safety rules. Each student found a spot where they had plenty of room to cast and not overlap anyone else’s line. The students each had several bites and missing bait. However, one student did manage to reel in a fish! With the help of an instructor, they gutted it and fried it for him to eat.
When they were done fishing, the class had a picnic in the park, cooking “hobo meals” they prepared in class the day before. They wrapped up chopped potatoes, cauliflower, and chicken in tin foil in class and then heated them over the grill in the park. Along with the “hobo meals,” students also had school lunches and hotdogs.
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