Monday, May 13, 2013

The day the farm school went to the farm...

Today was a glorious day. The weather cooperated. The program was magnificent.

Our whole school went to Mrs. Roux's farm. The high school FFA students planned and delivered 10 informative stations.

We had many parent volunteers to help supervise and enjoy the day with us. Thanks! We could not have done this day without all the volunteers (FFA, Farm Bureau folks, friends and family).

Can't be a farm day without boots. Even though there was no mud, I wanted to be prepared.

Checking out the inside of a combine.

And the backside.

The three of us happened to be at the same spot at the same time. I made them take a picture with me. Now you can put a face with a name... Mrs. Jones is on the left, I am in the middle, and Mrs. Roux is on the right. We were having a bit too much fun taking this picture. The reason I know this is... Another grown-up came and asked us to be quiet (they couldn't hear their speaker). OOOPS!

Some kids earned geraniums at a station by estimating how many soybeans there was in a small baby food jar. Any idea how many? 707! I know, I was quite surprised.

We got a hay rack ride, but there was no hay, so one of my students said it was a carpet ride. Because the trailer was covered with carpet. I only had several incidents of nervousness--stay on your bottom, move away from the edge, stop yelling at the dog. We went around the block, in the country that equals four miles.

Love this picture. Looking out to the wheat fields. Watching the kids enjoy nature. Soaking up the sun.

Hot dogs and baked beans for lunch and then back to school for the afternoon.

Classes? Lessons? I don't think so. Recess? You bet! Since I was still wearing my boots I gave pushes on the swings. As I was finishing a fake underdog I heard a student saying, "this is the best day ever."

Love these kids so much I can't even say how much. Every.One.Of.Them.

To relax even further we (ok, not we, they) practiced some reader's theater plays. I definitely need to get more, because they are LOVING them. Tomorrow I will surprise them with six new plays from A Teeny Tiny Teacher. Can't wait.

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