The kindergarten and first-grade students of Tamim Academy NYC really enjoyed their recent trip to the American Museum of Natural History. Wrapped up warm for the New York Winter, the excitement started by using a public transit New York City bus for the journey. The Tamim learners used this opportunity to practice and demonstrate their wonderful derech eretz midot, behaving so sensibly and respectfully towards all the other bus passengers. Inside the museum, the children enjoyed the Vivarium with butterflies flying all around them, then moved on to learn fascinating insect facts in the museum’s Insectarium. Before leaving the students were treated to the museum’s special Secret World of Elephants exhibition.
Everyone really enjoyed their day, sharing with each other all the new things they had learned: “I didn’t know butterflies can be so big”; “I didn’t know there is a type of moth that only lives for five days”; I didn’t know insects play dead when they feel danger”; I didn’t know there are types of elephants smaller than people!”
Tamim Academy NYC likes to make the most of its NYC Upper West Side location situated close to so many wonderful places to visit and the children are already looking forward to their next school trip.