Updated: Apr 29, 2020
On Friday, November 22, our Young Fives Program students took a field trip to the San Francisco Zoo. After a long drive, we arrived at the zoo at 10 in the morning. We first visited many interesting animals such as flamingos, chimpanzees, koalas, and kangaroos. Then we went to the South American Tropical Rainforest & Aviary. In this rainforest building, we saw sleeping snakes, colorful parrots, leaping frogs, and many special plants. In the zoo, our teachers showed us how to say the names of animals in Chinese. We discussed which animals hibernate, and talked about their diet and daily routines. Students quickly learned countless new words from the teachers’ rich language information in the interesting zoo environment.
After lunch, we kept exploring the big zoo. We walked to the Bear Country, Penguin Island, and Cat Kingdom. On the way, we saw sea lions sleeping, wolves walking, rhinos eating, penguin swimming, and so on. It was so much fun to see the animals and learn new words. There was so much to see. In the end, students said “Zai Jian” to the animals on the way out the zoo. The field trip has enhanced our interest towards the fascinating world. Thank you, San Francisco Zoo! You have given us a natural classroom!