We survived our field trip! Yeah! I use the word survive because after the movie, we went to the park for lunch. After our recent ten inches of rain the grass was about six inches tall and there was so much standing water that we couldn’t use half of the playground equipment. Fire ant mounds had popped up everywhere! Of course we also have fire ant mounds on our own playground at school so after a few reminders the children were actually quite good at avoiding them. I only had one boy- the predictable one-who deliberately kicked a mound.
We compensated for the lack of equipment by bringing our sidewalk chalk and bubbles. We set up chalk on the basketball court and bubbles on one of the tables. The children were delighted with both. After lunch and play we had popsicles. The children had a good day and were very well behaved. I was proud of them!
Note: We went to the City Council meeting last night. It was the first meeting with the new mayor and new council. We had intended to only stay an hour, but WOW what an entertaining meeting! Better than television. LOL We finally headed home at 9:30! I can only say that there are some “personality conflicts” in the new group and it should be very interesting to watch them work.