I took the day off work today.
Considering this week has been a little rough emotionally -
having today off was a bit refreshing.
A couple of weeks ago I took a day off
& went on a field trip with a bunch of 5th graders.
Today I hung out with a bunch of 3rd graders.
Nobody told me that I was cool.
But – the weather was cool.
Well – more like cold.
Even with the sun – it stayed below 50°F.
Regardless of the cold – we did have fun.
We visited a nature center
(different than the one I went to with Alexandria & the rest of the 5th graders a couple of weeks ago)
& the kids got to play the role of scientists & explore the land.
They collected data on seeds, soil, & animals for a prairie, a forest, & a pond area.
Our teams all collected a bit for each category & were sharing their findings with excitement.
The field trip went for only half day.
Good – because my fingers were turning blue & just about ready to fall off despite having hand-warmers.
As we were heading back to school – some of the kids asked me to stay for lunch.
So – I did.
Apparently – the round tables by the wall in the cafeteria are for when parents visit their kids for lunch.
So- instead of sitting at the table with the kids – I took them to the round table.
I told them that I would adopt them for lunch
& that we’d all go & sit at one of the round tables instead of me sitting at their rectangular table.
I prefer round tables – that way we could all see each other & communicate better.
I told them that they could be my VIPs.
They loved it!
And – you know…So did I.
Lunch came to an end
& as the kids were in line ready to go out for recess -
they asked if I could stay & play with them.
Me – I’m good.
Them – Awwwwww
I did give them a hug before taking off though.
A few things that I learned today:
I learned that 3rd graders love attention.
I learned that 3rd graders want to be heard.
I learned that 3rd grade girls are quite chatty.
I learned that 3rd graders love smiles & hugs just as much as I do.
Photo from our field trip today.
See the rainbow in the middle of the prairie field?