Upcoming field trips...

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Registered: 05-02-2005
Upcoming field trips...
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Sun, 10-09-2005 - 11:30am
DD has a field trip on Monday. They get to go out to a local commercial farm and pick their own pumpkins. Parents donated apples for the teachers involved to make homemade apple cider for them to have with lunch. Then they will tour other parts of the farm and pet the animals that live there. Before coming home they will get to play in a hay maze. DD went on this trip last year and had a great time :)
Do any of your kids have a fun fall field trip planned?
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Registered: 12-16-2003
Sun, 10-09-2005 - 10:54pm
Our kids only take 2-3 field trips a year. I wish they would do more. Lucky for us, my kids are both in scouts and get to go a ton of places with them. Dh and I also go to tons of historical sites and such. If it were up to our schools, they would go no where. The issue here is buses, they are hard to get and expensive.

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Mon, 10-10-2005 - 9:53am
Hope your dd has a great time today at the farm! Brionna had a field trip like that last year. This year (tomorrow actually) her class is going to the school forest. Should be a great time and I am going along too!
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Registered: 07-18-2005
Mon, 10-10-2005 - 10:23am
What a fun field trip, the kids are really going to enjoy themselves!! I am a hsing mum so we will be going on many field trips. This week (if the weather permits) we will be going to a pumpkin patch and a local farm.
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Registered: 03-27-2003
Mon, 10-10-2005 - 12:46pm

How fun!!!


I read on the calendar that there is a field trip next month. Tre was talkinga bout a nature walk so maybe that is it. I'm not sure. I don't get very much correspondence fromt he school. I have to bring in up in PTA meetings.


Anyway, anything is better than last year. They didn't have ONE! *sigh*


If you have some pics, post them. I'd love to see! =)


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Registered: 08-06-2003
Mon, 10-10-2005 - 1:26pm

We did this on Friday, I got to go with them. It rained and was cold, but the kids still had a great time. They learned alot about different kinds of pumpkins and horses, played in their play area which was set up really neat, had a wagon ride, picked a pumpkin, pet the animals.

The kids didn't mind the rain and cold weather, but I heard lots of parents complaining which really irked me since they limited chaperones to 3 per class and all the parents knew when they signed up that we would go rain or shine, and I know of several moms that wanted to go and couldn't that would not have complained at all and been happy to be there with their kid.

They go to the zoo in the spring and that is the only field trips they get.

Kris

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Registered: 11-30-2003
Wed, 10-12-2005 - 7:47pm
No pumpkin trips this year, but next month DD's first grade class is going to the state zoo. It's ~1.5 hr drive from here! They'll leave the school at 8 and return at 5 - no buses at that time of day so the parents have to drop off/pick up. I can manage that with work - and am glad they're going - but can see where this could be a really tough point for some of the parents. Thought it was odd. Anyhow, DD is thrilled, we love the zoo!
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Registered: 05-02-2005
Thu, 10-13-2005 - 12:46am
That would drive me nuts, putting my 2nd grader on a bus for that long. In the winter, her school does 2 different skiing field trips to the closest ski resort. It's still a 60 min drive over there, and I hate that. They have to drive over 2 different snow packed passes to get there. The last 2 yrs I haven't let DD go on those trips. I also feel it's a huge waste of school money when they could be doing something closer to home. But that's a whole other issue. Its' not the skiing that drives me nuts, it's the bus trip over there. They all think I'm a crazy, overprotective mother. I may give in this year though. I don't know. We just arent' a skiing family, so I just roll my eyes when those trips come around.
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Registered: 03-27-2003
Wed, 10-19-2005 - 1:56pm
I agree! Those bus trips are not the safest of the safe! I tend to drive myself or ride with.
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