Friday, May 29, 2009

Last Field Trip of the School Year

Carson's class had their last field trip of the year this week. This was actually only their 2nd field trip and I wasn't able to go on the first. This trip was to an historic house in town where tour guides dress in period costumes. I love roaming through history so I was looking forward to the trip.
(Yup..."Dozer 18" is my son!) I know, I know, the flat screen TV doesn't really fit into the theme of the house, but it shows a movie put together about the former occupants. And, the lady in blue was Carson's 2nd grade teacher. She retired the year she had him in class. She's one of those amazing teachers who really ignite the fire of learning. And, she treats each and every kid like they are her all time favorite former student. (She even had one of the dads along in her class waaaaay back when he was in 2nd grade!) I'm sad that Elise won't get the chance to have her as a teacher.

Carson's teacher had to divide his class into 2 groups for the tour. For some unknown reason, he broke them right down the line by gender. Boys in one group, girls in the other. And he went with the girl group. Yeah, imagine a group of 10 year old boys in a setting where they can't touch anything and antsy because it's the end of the school year. I almost ran away when I realized they were going to give the boys a chance to play with pretend guns!

I just love the historical outfits. I wanted to get up close and look at how they were made.

It was a fun day stepping back into history. Since I didn't grow up in Illinois, I don't really know much about the history.


Vivian M said...

What a great field trip and experience for Carson!

The Morris Family said...

Looks like a great field trip- great that you could go along! Love what you shared about Carson's 2nd grade teacher-turned-historical-guide. There are some really special teachers out there- and they are the ones we remember best-not only because they made learning fun, but, like you mentioned, made their students feel special as well.
Have a great weekend!

Sandra said...

What a great field trip!!!