New Diana’s Robert F.Hunt Elementary School first graders recently took a field trip to the Rehkopf’s Grocery there.
“Our first grade field trip to Rehkopf’s was a great learning experience,” said Nancy Essary, Communities in Schools Coordinator for the district.
“The boys and girls understood they made history by being the first group from New Diana ISD to take the first field trip to the new Rehkopf’s Grocery Store in Diana,” she said. “The kids learned about needs/wants and supply/demands.”
She said the employees were helpful in explaining to the students about what their jobs entailed, “and the butcher even modeled his apron. We got to see recycling in action.Boxes were crushed in the machine right in front of the kids.”
Almost every employee said they learned math and measurement in school, which reinforced how important learning is during the school day, she said.
“At the end of the tour, many pictures were taken of the students with their teachers, Mrs. Pope, Mrs. Turner, Mrs. Willeford, and Mrs. Turner, their principal, Mr. Kilpatrick and Rehkopf’s store manager, Glenn Hall to document this historical occasion for,” she said.
To top off this historical field trip, Hunt Elementary first grade students received cookies donated by Subway Sandwiches, which is located inside Rehkopf’s, she said.
On their return to school, the first grade boys and girls enjoyed their cookies on the school’s playground.
“I would say this was a successful trip,” Mrs. Essary said.