Thursday, September 18, 2008

Field Trip Adventure...

This past Tuesday, our 6th grade class went on a field trip. The purpose of this field trip was to utilize our public transportation system in Utah. It was quite the interesting experience to say the least. The first bus we got on was about a block and a half away from the school and it just so happened to be the commuter bus that comes all the way from Ogden. It was so full that it was standing room only when we got on. The 6th graders thought it was great! However, some of the people on the bus didn't think it was so great.... :) We got off up at the University of Utah and had a lovely tour of the Museum of Fine Arts. I was soooo bummed that we didn't get to go through the "Monet to Picasso" exhibit! Sad day...

After the museum, we hopped on another bus which took us a few blocks away from the Hogle Zoo. Once we got inside, we split up into our groups, and we went on a little scavenger hunt for a few animals that can be found in and around Egypt. (That was our excuse for how we tied it to the curriculum...) My group consisted of five of the cutest girls in the world. We managed to find a brass gorilla, and for whatever reason, they were completely amused.

***Annoying sidenote...the night before the field trip I charged the battery for my camera. That morning I was in a bit of a rush and I grabbed the camera...but not the battery. SAD DAY! What a loser! I missed out on so many wonderful pictures!***

Here's a picture I managed to get off of my cell phone...


Anyhoo...when our zoo extravaganza was over, we walked back to the bus stop and...we missed our bus. We were actually on the wrong side of the street. ;) (ps. it was not my fault) We immediately got on the phone with UTA to find another bus to get home. We had to walk a few blocks, but we managed to get on another bus that took us back to the stop near our school. We got back a few minutes after school got out...but WE MADE IT! Field trips are fun...but stressful! :)

7 comments:

Grace said...

How many kids went from the class? Were there other adults as well? Curious minds want to know. What a fun trip. Did this take all day?

mom

Diana Aiko Harris said...

Looks like fun!! Can't wait to see you on Saturday!! Love you

The Bountiful Ridge's said...

There were 28 kids (because 1 decided not to go...) and 6 adults plus me. We left the school at 9 am (school starts at 8:50) and we got back at 3:30...overall a fun trip!

Chris and Renae said...

Sounds like fun! We have a field trip coming up :) But we get to take school busses-thank heavens with 2nd graders!!! I'm so glad you came down last weekend!!! It was so fun to see you!

Steven said...

hahaha that's cool I liked Field trips in elementary school. Can't wait to see you on the 10th (at least I think it's the 10th)!

Kellie said...

Lol I can't wait to have kids and help them out with field trips in school! What fun! Keep us updated with how the student teaching goes!

Diana Aiko Harris said...

I know I'm not the best example, but you really need to post something! :)