All Leffingwell field trips and transportation are funded and provided by the PTA. Your support allows our kids to experience amazing extracurricular activities!
Kindergarten – Farm Day
The field trip comes to Leffingwell as the Kindergarten Farm Day brings farm animals and their habitat to our kindergarten playground! Kids learn about life on a farm, while directly experiencing the thrill of interacting up close with animals straight from a farm.
1st Grade – Transportation
This three-part field trip introduces our first graders to road, aviation, and rail transportation, while including a special visit to Mission San Juan Capistrano.
2nd Grade – Cabrillo Marine Aquarium
The Exploration Center is a hands-on learning lab. Students are given the opportunity to use microscopes, dress in costumes of marine researchers or animals, travel through a worm’s eye view of the mud, make watershed decisions, zonation, breakwater life and more. Students learn about the challenges facing life along the shore and the aquarium’s role in its conservation. During their visit, students explore and answer questions integrating physical, life and earth sciences. The program is designed to address grade-level standards as students do hands-on investigation.
3rd Grade – Aquarium of the Pacific
The Aquarium of the Pacific is a world-class aquarium, exploring the waters of Southern California and Baja, the Northern Pacific, and the Tropical Pacific. In addition to the three main galleries highlighting the major regions of the Pacific, the Aquarium features exhibits outdoors, including Shark Lagoon, the Lorikeet Forest aviary, and Our Water Future. Our special exhibits gallery features changing exhibits, and visitors can learn more about veterinary care at the Molina Animal Care Center. Meet our colony of Magellanic Penguins in the June Keyes Penguin Habitat, and engage with current science in the Ocean Science Center featuring NOAA’s Science on a Sphere®.
4th Grade – Knott’s Berry Farm
Knott’s Berry Farm’s Adventures In Education Tours are meant to enhance school curriculum with specially designed programs that correlate to grade appropriate California State Standards and immerse students in the learning process.
Through the use of hands-on activities, live demonstrations, genuine artifacts and encounters with historical re-enactors, students participate in interactive learning that impacts the way they process information and retain it.
Students experience American History come to life during guided educational tours that include thrilling journeys to the period of the American Revolutionary War, Westward Movement, Early California, and discovery of Native American Culture. Geology and the Physics of the rides and rollercoasters are the focus of science-related tours.
5th Grade – Columbia Memorial Space Center
The Space Center offers personalized guided tours for students. The Space Center Crew are professionally trained in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) topics and are skilled at presenting complex concepts in an accessible manner. They offer presentations and hands-on activities based on the content of their exhibits, and can also create customized material to match our class curriculum. Guided tours are approximately two hours in length, and include quality exploration time on two exhibits floors and in our LEGO Mindstorms Robotics Lab.
5th Grade – Soak City
Knott’s Soak City, Orange County’s largest water park, has added seven new water slides this year offering new fun in the sun for both families and thrill seekers.
Shore Break towers over seven stories and offers six different thrilling water slide experiences. Four of the slides on the 60-foot tall tower start with guests climbing inside an Aqua-Launch chamber where they wait anxiously for the floor to drop out from underneath their feet, sending them into a high-speed, almost vertical free fall through a series of flat loops and S-curves in a translucent flume. Shore Break also features dueling tube slides that zip riders through an enchanting series of drops and turns. The height requirements for the Shore Break slides are 48 inches barefoot.
The Wedge slide tower is an open air family raft ride. Up to six guests at a time descend down navigating twists and turns and surprise drops. The height requirement for The Wedge is 42 inches barefoot.
The expansion project has also added updated shaded seating areas, cabanas and a remodeled Longboard’s Grill to the water park. The park now boasts a total of 22 speed, tube and body slides plus the 750,000-gallon Tidal Wave Bay wave pool; the one-third-mile long Sunset Lazy River; and the three-story Beach House, featuring 200 water guns, nozzles, sprayers and other interactive surprises. The water park also features Gremmie Lagoon, a hands-on water playground for younger kids and families.