Saturday, March 14, 2009

5th Grade Field Trip

For the last three days I've been on a field trip with 47 fifth graders and 6 adults. It was fun, exhausting, informational, and definitely worth doing again. The kids had awesome attitudes the entire week while they learned about the conservation of Kenya's wildlife. They got to go on game walks and drives to see Africa's animals, use compasses to find their way through camp, and learn to tell time using the sun.On our hike to a waterhole, we saw fish that can breathe air when water levels are low. The fish were swimming on the top of this lake, which is dried up right now due to drought in Kenya. (It was neat for me to see these air-breathing fish because I remember giving a ninth grade speech on this type of fish all those many years ago. :)

In the midst of all the kids' classes, there was definitely time for games too. The kids enjoyed chasing monkeys away from their tents...and singing around the camp fire. Some of them roasted marshmellows for the first time. I pulled out all my camp songs and tools for the week and had a blast. Now I'm tired and thankful for a weekend to recover, but it was definitely a great week with the kids!


  1. Glad your trip went so well. I love reading your updates. I'm sure you're learning a lot right along with these kids! Love ya babe.

  2. Sounds like fun! I can't believe you can remember stuff from ninth grade!!! Those kids are lucky to have you as their teacher.