Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Today Was Good!

We started our day the Oreo way! We are writing a book
using "Oreo Cookie" words.  I can't wait to share it with you!

"Today was good. Today was fun. Tomorrow is another one" Dr. Seuss thank you for taking the words right out of my mouth! The excitement in my room this morning was electric. I scheduled a field-trip for the afternoon and the kids were so excited. I knew it would be a little crazy, so I just kept calm and carried on! I was pretty excited, too! I love going to visit my friend Farmer Nancy down on the farm. She is calm, patient, loving and understands six and seven year-olds. She didn't even seem to mind that the kids were more excited about her cat than her soybeans!

Our field trip took us past empty apple trees. and sparse pumpkin patches. Between the frost in the spring and the drought of the summer our apple and squash crops were not up to Common Core Standards. It was a bit of a disappointment to not be able to pick apples this year. The kids didn't mind at all...They got more time on the playground. 
I'm bringing my family back on Saturday to go through the
corn maze!
Thanks be to God for the wonderful weather we had today. It has rained for days! It stopped this morning and started up again tonight!

We got back to school just as the bell was ringing for everyone to go home. I think all my little owlets are snug in their nests sound asleep! 

Do you have a field-trip planned in the near future? I would love to hear about the places you go and the things you see outside your classroom! I love carrying learning outside and sharing it with parents.

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  1. We don't have money for field trips anymore, but it was fun to see where you spent the afternoon. The picture of the tree tops is lovely.
    ❀ Tammy
    Forever in First

  2. We went to the Pumpkin Farm last week! The weather was gorgeous!!

    1. Oops, I hit "publish" too quickly! It looks like your students had a great time. :-) I like the pic of the trees!

  3. SO glad you had a good day! We have a science museum in Portland. We are going to see a Weather Show in November and tomorrow they are sending a traveling program to us. At the end of the year, we create our own tour of Downtown Portland.

    Looks like you had a blast on your trip. So much fun.
    Chickadee Jubilee

  4. We do a walking field trip to the tree farm in December. Its a great trip with a wagon ride around the farm to learn about the trees, picking our our own classroom Christmas tree, a petting farm and a hay fight area! Then in the spring, we head to the Orlando Science Center:)

    I miss living by apple orchards and fall leaves! It looks like you had the perfect day!

    The Resourceful Apple

  5. That's just what you should be doing with six year olds in the fall. Good for you all!
    First in Maine


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