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Planning Meeting for Kids Discover the Trail! Ithaca

Ithaca teachers attend a Planning Meeting prior to going on trips. If you are unable to attend please let your building liaison or Joe Volpe know.



Prior to the Planning Meeting you will

  • Find a buddy class from a school that feeds to the same middle school. The Teacher Liaison for KDT! Ithaca, Joe Volpe will help new teachers and anyone else who wants help with this task. While we encourage ongoing partnerships that develop over time, there are times when we need to change partnerships due to numbers of schools and new teachers needing experienced partners

           BJM, Belle Sherman, Northeast and Caroline Schools feed to Dewitt 
           Enfield, Fall Creek, Cayuga Heights and South Hill Schools feed to Boynton

  • Receive a google doc to sign up for a date for your trip


At the Planning Meeting you will

  • Meet with your KDT educator and receive information about your trip

  • Partner the children in your classes to foster relationships among children from different communities.  Many teachers partner students with similar interests. You can also consider partnering children who speak the same language to avoid isolation of non-native speakers on your trip.

  • Alert the Discovery Trail educator and partner teacher to special needs in your classroom including ESL, special accommodations needed and peanut allergies to name a few!

  • Plan curricular activities  

Arrive on time to get your raffle ticket for the door prizes!!​

Please bring your plan book, class list and calendar to this meeting

The Ithaca Planning Meeting will return to an IN-PERSON meeting, on January 4, 2023, at Northeast Elementary 
Links will be sent to you for the meeting from your Discovery Trail Educator
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