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Wednesday, March 30, 2011

The 1st Grade Field Trip: creepy, crawly and educational.

Today I took a break from the repeative life of a lunch lady and stepped out with the 1st graders on their field trip to a local county park.

I was put in charge of four kids, one of them my son and shortly after 9 a.m. we loaded onto one of two school buses for our adventure.

Here's what I learned:

  • Any ride on a bus lasting more than five minutes is considered LOOOOOONG by 1st graders.
  • These six and seven year olds know alot more about insects than I do.  For example, all insects have three body parts.  Without googling them can you tell me what they are called?  My son's class could.
  • March in PA is a little early for an outside hike, but enjoyable none-the-less.  Just don't plan on seeing much wildlife as they are a lot smarter than humans.
  • I am bigger than a bobcat and smaller than a buffalo.
  • That Cheese-Its come in very tiny bags.
  • Kids ask AWESOME questions like:  Why are boy birds prettier than girl birds?  Did the (taxidermied) beaver get run over by a truck? Do all hippos have mustashes?  Does the queen bee wear a crown?  I wish...she'd be a lot easier to find.
  • Butterflies have tounges like party blowers.  I bet that makes them ideal party animals.  I mean they come already decorated and with their own favors.
  • Dobson Flies still freak me out.

5 random thoughts:

Anonymous said...

I say any bus ride with 1st graders that last more than 5 minutes seems ;) you're a brave soul

Jenners said...

Those are awesome questions! And I'm so happy I've been told not to chaperone ANY field trips.

Aimee said...

Thank you for sharing this! All I got out of my first grader about the field trip was that it was fun, they took a hike and learned about bugs.

Becca said...

How fun! I can't wait to go on field trips with my girls once they are in school. I laughed at those silly questions. Oh, the mind of a child! AND That fly is disgusting!

septembermom said...

that fly would freak me out too

Glad that you had a fun and informative trip!

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