Kids love an IHFT. Teachers love an IHFT. Parent/teacher organizations love an IHFT. So what is an IHFT? The acronym stands for In House Field Trip! So why have an IHFT instead of the standard field trip because students love those too?
Education Through Entertainment
Today is a day many of us wait anxiously for all winter long. The opening of a new Major League Baseball season, and the unofficial beginning of summer. For some diehard fans like...cough, cough, me,cough cough...it is really the annual beginning of all sports, since for some of us baseball is the only sport that counts. As the character played by James Earl Jones in the movie Field of Dreams observed:
Recently in these pages we have been developing a Guide to School Assemblies. Today we will begin looking at all the different types of shows that are available, starting with something fun, the entertainers.
We have been giving you a guide to the world of school assemblies, aimed primarily at parents who are new to this exciting world.
Just as school assembly programs cover all topics, they come in all different price ranges. Some are jaw-droppingly expensive. Some are surprisingly reasonable. Some are even ... gasp! ... FREE!
Once upon a time, this country was a simple, evolving place, with farmers and pioneers spread out all across a rapidly expanding frontier. Without television, movies or radio, entertainment was exclusively live, and often rare, according to the the geographical location of one's home. So enterprising promoters began to organize tours to bring entertainment of various forms to remote locations. Shakespearean actors brought the bard's great works to tent-theatres during California's gold rush. Vaudeville was born, with musicians, dancers, comedians and dog acts sharing stages, some grand, some primitive, in venues all across the country.
Today we begin a new series, our Beginner's Guide To School Assemblies!