Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Another Field Trip

Gavin's class went to Camp Tyler today. I had never been and was very impressed. Here he is getting on the school bus.....


They were shown many animals that they were able to pet and feed. Of all the animals this baby duck was G's favorite. He has talked about the "little cutie" all night.



Other animals they saw - chickens, pigs, horses, goats, hens, rabbits, cows, and donkeys...


After seeing the animals we went over to learn how to farm. Here is G pulling up weeds. He was pretty good at it!


After planting something they went over to pull up onions....


After pulling the onions, they skinned and gathered them to take to Brookshires.



At Brookshires the class "sold" the onions for $22 along with an apple for each student. The students then used the money to buy fruit. Brookshires took the class around the store and showed them the coffee/smoothie bar (where they sampled a smoothie, a live lobster (they got to pet), the flower department (where they were each given a flower), the bakery (where they made a cookie), the deli (where they were given a chicken strip and potato log), and the meat department where they were shown how to package meat. We could not believe how generous Brookshires was! Below Gavin is listening to the lady at the bakery... yes, he is ALWAYS this serious.... he was even this way as a baby! :)



Finally, the day was almost over. The kids were waiting for the bus and here they are again..... Gavin's little friend Kenzie trying to get Gavin to smile for me. Never did get a smile out of him (atleast not in the photo), but he told me tonight that she almost got him to smile.....



What a day! Kenzie's look says it all!










3 comments:

Krystal said...

That sounded like a lot of fun! I've enjoyed reading your blog!

melissa said...

how cute! that seems like a really awesome field trip!

Faith said...

April...I really enjoyed reading your stories of the field trips & your Mother's Day!! Thanks for sharing!! Love your blogs!!

 
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