EASTBROOK – There are things you just can’t learn in a classroom. That’s why some students in Trenton spent the day on the ice.
“This is our third year and I can’t wait for the fishing trip. It’s a nice chance to get out of the office and just have fun with the kids,” said school secretary Steffanie Roguski.
The kindergarten class at Trenton Elementary wasn’t at school Tuesday. Instead, they spent the day ice fishing.
The principal and teachers say they want to give the kids an opportunity to learn about Maine and the outdoors.
It starts in the classroom before they head to Abrams Pond in Eastbrook.
They learn about fish identification, using the traps and how to stay safe on the ice.
“I do think a lot of things are learned in the room, but it’s nice to have opportunities to put those things to use in the real world, ’cause this where they remember it,” said Kindergarten teacher Josh Morse. “It’s not necessarily in the book or the coloring page or the pencil. It’s holding the bait, falling on the ice and getting wet, catching a fish.”
For some of the kids, it’s the first time they have ever gone ice fishing.
It’s already created memories and even some stories that may last a lifetime.
“We’re here this year and hopefully this will continue on for a long time,” said Morse.