Potomac, Maryland students from the Bullis School spent plenty of time adventuring with Buddy Bison over winter break. From Sydney’s trip to Avenel Park, to Ethan’s travels in New York City, Madison’s adventures at Cabin John’s dog park and Demetri’s trip to Deep Creek Lake State Park. Below, read Caulley’s take on winter break with Buddy Bison.
Written by Caulley
Over our Christmas break in December, I traveled with my family to New York City for two days. We took Buddy Bison with us so that he could visit Central Park. I knew from seeing photos and movies and talking to my parents that Central Park was one of the nicest city parks in the country.
When we went to Central Park it was a clear and very cold day outside but I was bundled up and Buddy Bison had a warm coat. We climbed up on rocks in the middle of the park and looked at over the Central Park Ice Skating Rink. We also climbed a tree where Buddy Bison sat on a branch and watched the horses go by. We took a walk through the park with Buddy Bison on top of my head and I climbed another very tall rock. Buddy Bison got a chance to see parts of Central Park where many famous movies were filmed. At the end of the trip to Central Park, I also introduced Buddy Bison to one of the horses, and he gave us a friendly nudge. Before we left New York, we also took Buddy Bison by FAO Schwarz so that he could see some other friendly animals. I think it was great trip for both Buddy and me—we both got to see a new park in the United States and we had fun playing outdoors.
Buddy Travels with Bullis Students on Spring Break
Thanks to my friends Will and Drew in Potomac, MD for taking me on these fantastic adventures.
We visited Monahans Sandhills State Park in Monahans, Texas over spring break. It was a park full of sandy dunes that looked a like a mini version of the Sahara Desert. The dunes looked like mountains of sand.
Buddy Bison is the Teacher’s Pet
Buddy Bison went on a trip to Florida with third-grade Bullis School (MD) teacher, Mrs. Cohen and her husband. Here’s what he had to say:
“I had a wonderful time with Mr. and Mrs. Cohen at Fort Desoto Park. The beach was sugary white and so soft when I put my feet in it. I also saw lots of different types of birds. They seemed a little confused about who I was, but didn't bother me. The water was a beautiful shade of aqua, but I was afraid to get wet so I remained on the beach blanket and tanned.
This park has a large fort from many years ago. It was cool to see a fort near a beach and palm trees. I can't wait to take another trip. Ah the great outdoors!!”
Third-grade Bullis School (MD) student, Zakie, went on vacation to Puerto Rico. He wrote that “on the second to last day of my vacation in Puerto Rico, Buddy and I went to a fort called El Morro. They started building it in 1589. Then it became a National Park. When we went there we saw cannons and we took pictures. After a while we went down steps and saw more cannons. We also saw where some of the concrete fell off. Then we took more pictures. I had a great time with Buddy Bison.”
Bullis Students Use Multiple Intelligences to Explore Nature
Bullis School (MD) teachers often find inventive ways to incorporate nature and Buddy Bison into classroom learning. Read how Buddy Bison and students used language, kinesthetics, and visual art to explore a local park.
Written by Cadyn
This article is about the third grade field trip that we took to Locust Grove Nature Center last Tuesday. There were three groups and three stations.
Station 1 was Mrs. Cohen's group which was the writing and drama group. We did descriptive writing about what we saw on our way to a big tree, where we sat and wrote. We also became the tree and other parts of the park like the water and mud by using drama. Then we did tree bark pictures. They are pictures where you hold a piece of paper against the tree and use a crayon to rub the paper.
Station 2 was Ms. Powell's group. Ms. Powell's group was the exploration group. We went on a little hike. We used compasses and filled out a worksheet with lots of questions. Station 3 was Ms. Gillette's group. This was the sketching group. We sketched some of the nature that we saw or what we thought the park would look like in the spring and summer.