Reply To: Field Trips
This might not work in your area, but I teach the same age group and each year I take my classes to see a musical. Luckily we’re close enough to NYC that I can take the 6th graders to a Broadway show, but with the 5th graders I just take them to a regional theater in the area or to a traveling theater company. (If you’re near a university I’m sure they get touring productions!) Of course you have to be careful to make sure the show is age-appropriate. Once I’ve picked the show, I program a song or two from the show to sing at our concerts so that the kids make a connection to what they are seeing.