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Now, this Friday happened 2 Fridays ago. It was our last day of school. We (as in my 1st grade team) did something we'd never done before. We (I, really) scheduled a field trip for the last day! I had to do a little convincing that this really was a good idea, all the while praying that it would be... Usually the last day is filled with packing up and cleaning, stacking chairs and "recycling". We did all this on Thursday. Had everything packed into backpacks when the bell rang that Thursday. We told the kids to bring NOTHING but a sack lunch the following day. Friday morning arrives. We watch a little PBS while we waited on the bus, then about 8:30, we head to the park!
We have an awesome park with a wilderness station that offers classes for students on different types of animals, habitats, a nature hike-things like that. Our kids attended a program on reptiles and amphibians where they were able to experience a box turtle and a small snake (yuck) up close. Then, we learned about insects in the second program. They were able to pass around jars with creatures and try to figure out which one WASN'T an insect. Good times.
Then, it was time for lunch! We had a picnic lunch at one of the many pavilions. The weather was great. A little on the cool side, so most of us ended up out from under the pavilion in the sunshine! After lunch, we walked to a nearby playground and played for a few hours.
Many parents met us for lunch and visited while the kids played. Too soon, it was time to go back to school!
This picture says it all! It was a quiet ride back to school...
This was my last day in the classroom. It was great! And even better, I didn't have to say goodbye to my kids, I just said, "see you next year!" because I will have them all in the library!
|Snowman? Yeah, I don't know. It was late May! Still made me tear up though. |
Everything did that day. I'm a weirdo ;)
Next year, I will be the school librarian. I am very excited about this new experience and you will be hearing a lot about it in the coming months. I am working on totally transforming my library.
The place hasn't changed in 30 years. There's a lot of changing that's going to happen by August!