Saturday, April 25, 2015

Mommy Survived!

In case you were wondering, Mommy survived her overnight trip with forty-seven eighth graders!  She was so relieved and slept like the dead upon her return.  She said the students must have been tired as well because they acted like the walking dead the next day at school.

The students participated in a residential program that studied the ecosystem of the coast.  The weather was perfect for the trip.  There were a few times when it was a bit chilly, but no rain arrived to put a damper on the outdoor activities.  Students participated in tests to determine the amount of chemicals in the water, learned all about horseshoe crabs, went seining for fish, and trekked through the marsh and wetlands.

 One of the local lighthouses

 Mommy and her teaching partner, Mrs. C  (no one can escape the selfie!)

A horseshoe crab and mermaid's necklace washed up on the shore.

 The night walk . . . students had to be quiet to hear animal noises . . . a difficult task for them!

The swamp where the soil and water were taste tested . . . seriously! 

The marsh created the wet and muddy shoes that had been promised in the brochure.  For some reason the students were still shocked!  And again, water and soil were part of a taste testing!  ICK!

It was a GREAT trip and Mommy can't wait to do it again.  She says she'd love to take us, but for some strange reason animals are forbidden.  We don't understand; didn't Mommy take forty-seven monkeys with her????

Hmmmm . . . something to think about!
Hunter, Dixie, and Jenna

1 comment:

  1. Dear Dawgs, you would have LOVED to have been in my group. Unlike Mommy, I allowed my young humans to get REALLY muddy and loud during the night-time nature walk. They loved it. Mommy was not too happy with me, but luckily she is a forgiving person, as you undoubtedly know. Anytime you need a mud-run in the marshes, I'm your guy!


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