Thursday, November 22, 2012

Chugga chugga...choo choo off to the Transit Museum

I hope everyone is having a wonderful Thanksgiving break full of time spent with family and friends! On Wednesday, we have an amazing time at the Transit Museum! It was my first time at the museum too and the museum had lots of fun exhibits and collections suitable for children of all ages! I even saw an old 7 train that I haven't seen since I was a little girl! The bus ride was a bit long but it was well worth the ride! I highly suggest if you have time on the weekends to take your child back to see everything at the museum! They are open on weekends and you can use your cool culture card! Here is the link for the museum:

It was also the first museum I've been to that's underground! They utilize an old subway station for their museum space! Our tour guide, Kira took us around to see the different kinds of old subways and we talked about the differences from today's subways!
The class sitting on an old subway car
The seats are definitely different from the seats of today's subways
We looked at an old motor
G.L and Y.C on another old subway car
The class talked about how this subway was different from the one before
Miss Kira read the class the story, How Little Lori Visited Times Square.
We then went to look at the different turnstiles through the years and all the children got to go through all the different ones!
I.F pushes through the turnstile
H.L pushes the turnstile
This was the oldest turnstile
Turnstiles that required tokens!
Our current day turnstiles
We then got to create our own buses or trains!
The class works on creating their buses/trains
A.P draws windows
A.Z draws windows on his train
C.C draws windows
D.G draws windows and doors
S.C draws a row of windows
Y.J adds windows to his train
A.P puts eyes on the front of his train
Then, we had lunch!
Before heading back to school, we each got a turn to sit on the bus driver's seat!
See everyone back at school on Monday! :)