Packing for a School Bus Trip
Research the Trip
The packing list for a school trip varies depending on the location, activities and duration of the trip. The school should send home a note that describes where your child will go and what she will do on the trip. The note should include a list of required items, as we adidas shoes adidas shoes ll as items that aren’t allowed. For example, the note might say to leave backpacks home so the bus isn’t crammed with bags. If you don’t receive information or the note is thin on details, check with your child’s teacher ahead of time.
First off, make sure you return the permission slip to school. Check the deadline for returning the slip to ensure your child is allowed on the bus. You may need to supply a lunch. Some schools allow parents to either send a packed lunch or give their child money to buy lunch at the destination. If you need to send a packed lunch, a brown paper bag and adidas shoes disposable containers, such as plastic zip top bags, make it easier since your child won’t need to worry about getting her lunchbox and containers home. (see ref 2 under “Getting On (and Off) the Bus)The clothing your child wears and brings along on the field trip is often determined by the location and trip activities. For example, if she’s spending the day outdoors hiking through a natural area, she may need long pants, a hat, tennis shoes, insect repellent and adidas shoes sunscreen. Most field trips involve lots of walking, whether the kids are hiking through the woods or strolling through a museum, so comfortable, sturdy shoes are necessary. If your child will spend part or all of the trip outdoors on a cool or rainy day, a jacket keeps her warm. Write her name inside the jacket.
With the required gear secured for the trip, you can consider the extras that make the trip more comfortable or enjoyable. Potential extras for the trip include a camera, money for souvenirs, bandages and sunscreen. First, though, consider the amount of space available on the bus and the carrying options for your child. If she isn’t allowed to bring a backpack, you shouldn’t pack a lot of extras that she’ll have to carry. There is also the chance that she’ll lose some of the items. Write your child’s name on all of her personal items in case they get lost or mixed in with another student’s belongings.