Coyote Trails will always communicate with you ahead of time about what the lesson plan and activity will be and if it will be a whole class activity or small-group oriented such as rotating stations. If small groups are needed, we will suggest the size needed and ask you to plan those groups ahead of time.
Chaperones are great because it lowers the student/adult ratio, allowing our instructors to work closer with the students and be available for those who need extra help and support.
Prepare chaperones for their role. While they should engage in the activities, chaperones should be prepared to assist in transitioning students, helping facilitate restroom and lunch breaks, doing head counts, and being overall responsible for the well-being of their groups. Let them know your needs as a teacher for the trip.
If your class will have volunteer chaperones, they can be observers or be participants as you see fit. Coyote Trails specializes in working with all ages and families including children, parents and grandparents. Activities can be organized with chaperones in mind.