October 11, 2008

1st School Field Trip!

Timothy had his first field trip in kindergarten yesterday. This was a "school wide" field trip to see the H2O exhibit at the Natural History Museum. I can't remember if I've mentioned his school is K-12. I think there are about 250 kids at the school, which is probably the equivalent of an elementary school going on a field trip, right? The staff has identified that Timothy gets overwhelmed by the "big kids" from 2 other events, so I was given the option to drive Timothy directly to the location of the field trip AND I was allowed to bring Samantha!

We got to the museum before the buses, so we took some pictures.

How great of a photographer is Timothy?

One part of the museum had multiple puppets, and I have some great pictures of T's classmates. I won't post them since I don't have parental permission, but here are my two...

Opinion of the exhibit: I thought it was okay. There just wasn't much to it, but what was there the kids enjoyed. Thankfully, we got to see everything the museum had to offer as well. I think the kids actually enjoyed those parts (like the puppets) more than the water exhibit. The best part of the exhibit was a 35 minute movie we got to watch. Wonderful video of sea life and all kinds of animals and plants. I couldn't believe how long our kindergartners were able to sit still and be quiet (Samantha fell asleep), but they did great!

Here is the entrance to the exhibit. You can see "WATER" in the top right and "AGUA" right above T's head. Ideas of the other languages?

T really liked running around in the "mist". Samantha not so much!

This blue is actually more realistic. My flash kept making everything look brighter than it was...

Lots of fun!


Stephanie's Mommy Brain said...

Looks like fun! I didn't realize this was a K-12 school. I would never feel comfortable sending my K. on a field trip with older kids!

lonestar818 said...

Looks like a lot of fun!

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Anonymous said...

I'm so glad we figured out a way for Timothy to come to the museum and let me tell you, he was awesome on the bus.