Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Earth Day

Kate's class went on an awesome fieldtrip yesterday!! We are so fortunate to live in a town with such fantastic schools. I think our school in particualar is really fantastic. We have a counselor who does so many extra things for and with our kids. We have a principal who is open to new ideas and allows are teachers to think outside the box.

Yesterday, the whole 3rd grade got to go on a hike to a nearby state park. We didn't hike down the road. We hiked through the woods and entered the park through the back (with permission ofcourse). For almost an hour we hiked over logs and rocks, next to a big creek. Absolutely getting those kids out in nature.

Once we got there, we got to canoe in the lake, fish, and learn about trees and wildlife from county extension agents. We were there the whole day, the adults involved in this fieldtrip were great. They really put there all into what they were teaching. Thank you to Mr. Hooks, Ms. Moar (our venture teacher), Ms. Goodling (our computer teacher), and Ms. Calloway (our P.E. teacher). (And please forgive me if I'm not thanking all of the teachers, don't mean to leave anyone out.) Thanks to the County Extension office and to Auburn University for participating.

Kate is so fortunate to be getting an education like this. She has a message for everyone...Starting today, earth day...Let's remember to turn off our computers at night when they aren't in use, don't overwater your lawns this summer (about every 5 days is enough), call Pottery Barn and ask them to take you off of their mailing list (we can order from the website), carpool when you can, and reduce, reuse, and recycle....Instead of a New Years Resolution, make it an Earthday Resolution.

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dani said...

EWWWW!! That snake picture grossed me out! Haha!

It looks like y'all had a great time. I wish I could do more field trips with my kids classes.

Heather said...

NO SHE DID NOT hold a snake! Great post. I was giving Stuart's party a few days so I need to put our "Sticks" stuff up tomorrow.

Amanda Holliman Parker said...

What great pictures! So sorry I missed it. What a fantastic experience for you and Kate to share together... and you know you'll be talking about that snake even when you're old and gray! Thanks for sharing.... now I can see how much Madison had AND the snake she also held!

Elizabeth said...

This is so funny how many comments I have had about the snake. Not that big of a deal to me. I'm not going to pick one up in the yard but if the teacher tells me it's safe, I'll hold it.

Julee H. Nappier said...

LOVE the picture of you and sweet!