Our Monthly Walking Field Trip To Starbucks
We are lucky here at Pine Lake Middle School to be so close to a Starbucks store. Each month we like to take advantage of being so close, and walk over and grab drinks and other treats. Our kids look forward to this activity each month. This also gives our kids an opportunity to represent our program in the community. When we walk over through the shopping center and when we are in Starbucks the kids are always polite to the staff and other members of the community here at Pine Lake.
Each time we go, we usually take a majority of our kids. We strongly encourage our kids to use the Starbucks app to pre-order their drinks so they do not have to wait in line. They love the walk over, some of our kids will play Pokemon Go, others will chat with their friends. Once we arrive at Starbucks those who ordered ahead grab their drinks and claim seats around the fireplace. Those who still need to order wait in line and give their orders to the barista. Sometimes our own Mr. Stephen will give them some pro-tips as he works at that very Starbucks as a barista in the mornings. Once all of our kids have received their drinks and treats we make the walk back to Pine Lake.
This is such an important field trip for the kids, they get a chance to go get Starbucks, but it also gives them time to chat about their days, or what they are doing later that week. We have a few kids who participate in after school sports who are not able to make it during their season, but once their season is over and they can finally go on the walk they are very excited. We love being able to give this experience to the kids here at !mpact. Frappuccinos tend to be the go to; even in cold weather! Not only that, but most of the kids get Venti's or even Trente's! So. Much. Sugar. We used to remind our kids when this field trip was coming up so that they could come with money or a Starbucks card. Nowadays our kids know well in advance when this trip is coming. Each month we put up the new calendar it's one of the first things they look for and prepare for. We are going again in November, on the 21st. We usually go on a Tuesday or Thursday so to avoid the Wednesday and Friday craze.
Stay tuned for next months post!!