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Thursday, November 20, 2008

First Grade Fieldtrip Fun

Earlier this week we went on a field trip to a park that is about 45 minutes from our school. I had never been before, but it was really fun!! They had all sorts of animals and a few rides as well as a BIG playground. It was a great place for 100 first graders to go play!

Here's Caroline looking at a snake. Eewww! Of course she kept tapping the glass! Oh! I hate snakes!! Yes, they are God's beautiful creatures, but I don't have to like 'em! YICK!
Next we went to a little animal show where they let the kids TOUCH a snake (EEww!) and a chinchilla and a komoto dragon. (How would you like to have that name? It just sounds ferocious!)
Then they rode on a little train. Here she is with her buddy, Tanner. It was FREEZING out there so everyone had on their coats!! Except Tanner.


Then they headed to the merry-go-round. Caroline is not too sure about that going around AND up and down at the same time so she always chooses the seat. Lots of moms would not even get near it for the sheer fact of it going around so she was in good company!

Next they ate lunch and then went to the playground. They had some really neat things for the kids to play on. Here is some sort of structure that everyone agreed must have been designed by some engineer somewhere! It was really cool and it had ropes inside it like a spider web. The kids loved it!
They also had these swings that were like HUGE baby swings. There was a handicapped sign on the playground so we thought they might have been designed for kids with special needs! HOW COOL IS THAT!? A playground after my own heart! In this picture the air holes in the swing are right at her ears. She looks like Doctor Spock!

After we played we were almost completely frozen! The kids had a ball and it was a great way to learn something new and play all at the same time!

4 comments:

Faith said...

Ha! I love the swing picture! Looks like you guys had so much fun. What wonderful memories she is making!

Love you and hope you are feeling better!

Amy E. said...

HOLY COW, THAT IS A BIG SWING!!!!!!!

Where did you guys go? Looks neat, but I don't think we've been there.

I'm with you on the snake thing...I just got chills from looking at that picture! Ooooooeeeeewwwww!!!

Rebecca Jo said...

Dont blame her - I get a tad nauseated myself on merry go rounds with all that motion!!!

And LOVE the idea of that swing for special needs kids.... its about time!!!

MiMi said...

I'm with Caroline! I'm not too sure about that going around in circles on the merry-go-round, either! I get motion sickness so that's not a lot of fun for me! Good thing they didn't eat lunch BEFORE they went to the merry-go-round!

Looks like ya'll had a great time! I love all the pictures!