Wednesday, October 8, 2014

The Art Barn - Kindergarten Field Trip

Today I got to go with Harper's class and all of the Kindergarteners on a field trip to the Art Barn.  They have been studying farms and farm animals, so this trip was the perfect way to wrap up their unit.

We've been to the Art Barn several times before, but never with a large group so things were a little different for us this time.  It was so organized though and the weather was gorgeous so it made the perfect day. The kids all had a blast and learned a lot. I loved getting to see all of the fun they had and enjoyed getting to know each of them a little more outside of the classroom.

Each group went to 5 different stations:  painting, chickens, barnyard animals, honey bees and tractor ride.

I thought Harper was just a little timid around our new puppy and dogs in general, but after today I realized it's all animals that make her a little nervous.  In the barn yard, she wasn't the least bit interested in petting any of the animals and was happy to see them from afar.  At the chicken station they got to either pet or hold baby chicks and a big hen. She opted to just pet each of them, but her teacher didn't get the choice. Farmer Sue, who runs the Art Barn, had Ms. Gergel holding a feisty rooster and taking it around to show all of the kids.  She was a great sport about it and the kids thought their teacher was so cool for doing that!

A ton of the kids fell asleep on the bus on the way back to school and as soon as I got home I was ready to collapse.  It was exhausting, but totally worth it to get to spend the day with my sweet Harper!

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