Wednesday, January 25, 2006

Field Trip

Tomorrow we are taking the students on a field trip. We are going to go see the play The Emperors New Clothes.

I HATE going on field trips! I hate organizing the kids and parents. I hate collecting money and permission slips. I hate trying to round up parents to go on the trip. I hate riding the awful, bumpy, noisy, yellow school bus.

Now I know all of the benefits of a field trip. I know that field trips are especially beneficial for my students because they are given an opportunity that they may not get anywhere else.

I guess that the real problem is that I don't like being responsible for 20 little bodies. SO much can go wrong. I don't like that burden on my shoulders.

Field trips...UGH!

Wish me luck. :-)

3 comments:

paz said...

Despite all the hassels, I hope you and the kids had a good time.

Paz

Susan said...

I hope you guys had a good time. As a parent field-trip volunteer last fall, I rode the bus with forty first-graders plus teachers and other chaperones. I couldn't hear a thing, it was so loud. My son and a friend were wacking each other with seat belts and I couldn't get them to stop. Quite the trip.

Now you can read your kids a modern-day of The Emperor's New Clothes called The Principal's New Clothes, by Stephanie Calmenson. They will totally get it. Fun book.

MsAbcMom said...

Thanks for the good wishes.

The field trip was just fine. I will post about it tonight!