|team Bob, Luke, and Kiree at the start|
|the kids who ran with the school mascot|
|That's Jaide with the rolled up jeans|
|one of the critters|
|yay! a peacock!|
I finally got to chaperon one of Jaide's field trips. We went to a nearby farm to learn about plants, composting, and things that live in the creek. I've been to this farm several times before, but never at this time of year. The first activity our group did was take a hayride to the creek. Then we walked into the creek and used metal sieves to find creatures in the water. One area of the creek suddenly got very deep and some of the kids decided to go swimming! The warning from the teachers beforehand that there were no towels and that if they got their clothes wet, they would be wet all day were quickly forgotten. Some kids asked if there were towels afterward (guess they missed that part). Jaide only got her pant legs wet. I wore shorts and both of us wore water shoes, so we weren't too bad off. We then got to learn about composting and worms. We ended up having to leave shortly after that so we missed out on feeding the goats and potting plants. They sent several already potted plants along on the bus so all the kids could have one. Jaide brought home basil.