Friday, March 27, 2009

Walking Field Trip Fun

Budget cuts are aplenty, even in the field trip department of the public school system (I guess our bus budget is linked to trust lands, so with the market down-turn, there is no money to be had and all buses were canceled for the remainder of the year).

Olivia's second grade went on a walking field trip to a nearby elementary school to see a production of "The Little Mermaid" and I got to go along. There's nothing like herding a bunch of 7 and 8 year olds down eight city blocks. Our group members were such good listeners, despite the frequent stops to pick up pine cones, walnuts, various trash, and rocks.

Olivia gets so excited when I come into her school and help with field trips or other activities. I hear that all changes when they get older, but I love that she likes having me around and is excited to show me off to her friends.

The play was pretty good--amazing costumes, scenery, and several kids with great singing voices. My group especially liked the ship!

Thank goodness the sun was out--although it was chilly, it wasn't windy or wet. Relief!

**Would you go on a walking field trip?
**What is it with kids and picking up stuff where ever they might be?