I’m off today to Sequoyah Caverns for a 4th Grade Field Trip. Realized at 9 o’clock last night the trip started today at 8 am. I’m supposed to have a picnic lunch. I have no groceries. There is no McDonalds between here and the Field Trip site.
It’s lookin’ like a pack of crackers and a warm coke for Boy 2 and me.
(Oh, I kid. I’ll pull it together fabulously in the last seconds. I always do, right?)
Field Trips are magical times for an elementary schooler. I’ve got a couple of memorable ones I’ll tell you about when I get back. In the meantime, do you have any funny field trip memories? Visit any great places? Have any pre-teen boyfriend/girlfriend drama?
My boyfriend/girlfriend drama started when I was 13 and spotted this boy in school who was really friendly and not to mention cute, and to cut a massively long story short… I ended up marrying him 8 years later!!
Have a nice day, Del x
Most of my field trip memories consist of places where you are required to ride around curvey mountains on a bus, me, and a plastic bag.LOL
I don’t think I have any memories of field trips that could top last years trip with boy #3 and elephant poop was it?
Now, if you ask me about vacation trip memories…..I could keep you laughing for weeks. All you have to do is go with the Lea’s !!
Have a great Trip today…
My hubs went on a field trip just yesterday with my daughter, who is 8. They went to the local food bank to give their nonperishables and see how the operation distributes the food. Last night at dinner we were discussing what she had learned and then the talk turned to boys. And who likes who and who hangs out with whom. And on a scale of 1 to 10, she thinks the boy that likes her is about a 7. What. In. The. World??? This goes right along with your post from yesterday and how it seems our babies are growing up WAY too fast!! Put on the brakes, mama’s not quite ready for this! Why won’t Vicki Courtney have that book release of ‘5 Conversations You Must Have With Your Daughter’ any sooner??!! Hope the field trip went well. (and you found some snacks to take and called it “lunch”!)
Amy in OK
I have to share… My 6th grade class took an overnight field trip to the space center in Huntsville, my first night staying at a hotel with no parents. Sometime during the night, a chaperone found me wandering through the hotel halls in my pajamas sleepwalking, looking for a bicycle. My roommates were all snug in their beds, so they had a difficult time getting me back in the room. So embarassing!
I’ll never forget about a field trip in 3rd grade to a train museum. The line to the girls’ bathroom was so long that my teacher whisked me away to the boys bathroom because she got tired of waiting. I was so afraid of getting in trouble, but she assured me that it would be fine. My first time (only time?) in a boys bathroom – I felt like such a rebel!!!! (And I can’t tell you a thing about trains – the boys bathroom completely overshadowed that learning experience.)
Hrm… I just reread my comment and it sounds sketchy, but I promise you it was fine. ;)
in 4th grade we visited the local sausage plant. (why?????) i remember the dead hogs hanging from the ceiling by their feet, the machine that removed their entire skin in like 8.2 seconds, the walk-in freezer. then we went back to school for lunch… pigs in a blanket, what else?
I hope you have a fun day and are able to eat a decent lunch. I remember my 5th grade field trip…my mom was a chaperone.
I think it was in the 2nd grade…we went to the city library in an actual city to our north (not the one in our little town) and had to be evacuated from the 2nd floor to the basement because there was a tornado headed our way. I’m sure the teachers had a time trying to herd a bunch of ballistic 2nd graders down the most narrow steps ever built in this world. I hope y’all had a better time!
OH yeah! I totally have field trip memories. However, being from a big ole redneck town most of them include some smarty pants boy mooning the cars behind us from the back of the bus… then, since every body knows everyone around here, whoever the “lucky” one to get mooned was that day always called the school to bust the one doing the mooning…..ya think they’d learn?
I do like going on field trips with my kids! Except the bus ride! I am always amazed at how much noise they can all make! Sadly my daughter is going on her field trip in a couple of weeks and I didn’t get picked! Can you believe it. We didn’t go on the field trip in the fall because we were gone to Pittsburgh and now my name was missed in the mommy lottery! I think it’s rigged!!!!!
I had a principal that would cringe everytime I’d request to take my class on a field trip. What better learning opportunity that hands-on! I loved field trip days…I slept great after field trip days.
I went with my daughter (now 15) on a field trip when she was in preschool. We went to the Baton Rouge Centroplex to see a play- The Emperor’s New Clothes. It was about fashion…the cast was “supposed” to be naked, if I remember correctly, but they were in pajamas…great play, great point…BUT…I did not notice until immediately after the play that I had accidentally worn two DIFFERENT shoes..aggghhh! I had three pair of the same very comfortable shoes….but that day, I had on one brown and one black….how’s THAT for fashion?? And I thought the other dads looking my way before we entered the building were “checking me out”…even tried to make sure I flashed my ring…How humbling??
I loved going on field trips with my sons. So long ago! Girl, I can tell you about pre-teen, boy/girl drama. My oldest son has had some doozies for girlfriends. He has such a big, giving heart and two of them took advantage of that. Maybe I should tell you about the mom of a son who was done dirty by said girlfriend drama. LOL!!! Now that is a story for ya!! Suffice it to say, nobody messes with my babies even when they are teenagers! :o)
Anyhoo, have a great weekend!! Did you get your package? I hope so.
Oh boy! The joy of field trips. I liked them MUCH better when I was a child. :)
How awesome is that?! Thanks for sharing the story with us!
Well I got Scarlet Fever when the rest of my class went to the Huntsville Space Museum.
It wasn’t funny.