We have a new target date for our kids to return to school — May 1, 2020. We’re aware that might change. Everything is in flux.
All we know is that we know nothing about life beyond April. So to create some normalcy in our lives, we’re looking for things we can control.
“At least April only has 30 days,” one of my kids said, reacting to the governor’s directive.
“At least we’ll still have field trips in May,” another kid said.
I didn’t have the heart to tell them that all field trips have been canceled. Some of trips were announced at the beginning of the school year. Lost experiences include a high school band trip to see the Blue Man Group perform in Cleveland, a first-grade visit to the Akron Zoo, and a seventh-grade “reward” trip to Kennywood Park.
Read more at https://www.vindy.com/life/lifestyles/2020/04/take-field-trips-without-ever-leaving-your-home/ (may encounter paywall).
Dr. Adam C. Earnheardt is special assistant to the provost and professor of communication in the department of communication at Youngstown State University in Youngstown, OH, USA where he also directs the graduate program in professional communication. He researches and writes on a variety of topics including communication technologies, relationships, and sports (with an emphasis on fandom). His work has appeared in Mahoning Matters as well as The Vindicator and Tribune-Chronicle newspapers.