Thursday, August 18, 2011

Field Trips!

Don't you all just love field trips? Or, like me, do you love them and dread them all at the same time? Last year I ran a marathon right before our big field trip, and ended up missing the day of school because of an injury. I was sad that I missed it, but was also relieved to have someone else handle it for me :) (Did I just admit that? hahahaha)
We go on 2 field trips in kindergarten. The first one is in the fall to a pumpkin patch. It's not your ordinary pumpkin patch, though! The bus ride is about 45 minutes and they have a mini petting zoo, ferry boat ride on a small lake to the other side( with fun stuff that pops out of the water), pumpkins, a haymaze, a lesson on wheat AND a train that takes you back to the front! It's so fun! We take 2 buses, 1 for am/pm teacher, Mrs. Sneaker and the other for the full day teacher and my am class. Once we get there, we each begin at a different station and rotate. It is a blast!!
learning about wheat.

train ride. 

 the kids get to pick one pumpkin to keep, the only rule is that they have to be able to carry it.  We have been fortunate to have the Container Store donate bags for the pumpkins to go home in so we write their names on them beforehand and then the bags are super sturdy. 

Riding the ferry

The other field trip that we go on is fishing is the spring!! It is so much fun!! We go out to the same area as the pumpkin patch, which means a big bus ride again! As a team we think it is a fun and special experience for the kiddos to ride the bus all the way out there, even if there might be somewhere closer. We have chosen places that make their lessons educational and kid friendly. And seeing the kids excitement is well worth it!! To read more about our fishing trip, check out Our fishing trip, a blog entry written after our trip last spring. For now, here are a few pics!

having fun
this is what kindergarten fishing looks like! so cute!
Happy Fisherman!

What field trips do you go on? Link up with Kinders On The Block and share your experiences!!
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Sneaker Teacher said...

I wish I could have someone cover the bus ride for me. Everything else is great, but the looooong bus rides, not so much!

Desiree said...

Thanks for joining my linky party.:) Your trip on the train ride looked fun. And fishing?! I wish we could do that.

Tina said...

I just found your blog through the linky party, and am now a follower!

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