Second Grade Field TripA TDS education extends far beyond our campus.  Students of all ages take trips to reinforce the curricular program. First graders explore a cave to rock pan during their study of geology in science.  Third graders attend the NC Symphony and are challenged to identify specific instruments and particular patterns within the music. Triangle Day School takes advantage of the vast educational opportunities around the area, as trips are carefully planned with purpose and curricular connections.

Overnight trips include the fourth-grade beach trip to Beaufort, NC, the Great Fifth Grade Adventure (GFGA), Middle School trip to Williamsburg, VA or Washington, DC.  A signature Lower School experience, the GFGA is planned by our 5th graders.  Each student plans an educational trip with a researched budget, activities, itinerary, transportation, lodging, logistics, food, etc. within a certain driving radius.  Then, students present their trips to the rest of the class using a poster, PowerPoint, or other methods.  All students then vote to determine the class destination!  Past trips took students to Boston, Philadelphia, Charleston, and Baltimore.  TDS strives to make every aspect of field trips a learning experience, even the planning stages.

This year’s field trips include:

All Middle School
Triangle Rock Club – beginning of year team-building

Museum of Life and Science – each grade level will have a program with museum staff on a topic from their grade level’s curriculum, including the hydrosphere, species conservation, and force and motion

Nantahala Outdoor Center – study river ecology and survival skills, hear traditional Cherokee stories, and go white-water rafting and zip-lining, in addition to participating in team-building activities

6th Grade

NC Museum of Art – view artifacts related to their study of ancient Egypt and Judaism in Social Studies

UNC Field Trip – visit the Morehead Planetarium for a planetarium show on black holes and a makerspace activity. Then, students will visit the Ackland Art Museum as part of their study of ancient cultures in Social Studies.

7th Grade

NC Zoo – travel to the NC Zoo as part of their study of animals

8th Grade

NC Museum of Art – visit the special exhibit on Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera, and Mexican Modernism from the Jacques and Natasha Gelman Collection for Spanish

International Civil Rights Center – view the site of the Greensboro sit-ins and visit the museum exhibits as part of their study of the Civil Rights Movement in Social Studies and reading of March in Language Arts