Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Field Trip

Before school was out for the summer, I had the awesome privilege of accompanying my girls on their final first grade field trip.. this time to a beautiful Japanese garden! 
{pictured above: the first grade class of '11.. they are the cutest!!}

They had been studying Asia in school, specifically Japan, and learned quite a few things before our trip.
They spent days learning about Japanese culture, language, and even spent a day learning to eat with chopsticks! Of course, rumor is that Sarah and Chayah taught everyone how to eat with chopsticks and were the chopstick-experts of the class :)
After learning about Japanese culture during the month of May, they were rewarded with a Japanese garden tour.
The gardens were beautiful and breathtaking in many areas. And our little group had a blast and loved getting to spend the morning at the gardens instead of in the classroom!
We had a tour guide and she walked us through the tour and asked the kids questions about Japanese culture that they had studied over the past few weeks.
One of the kids favorites parts?  Getting to stop and feed the fish :)
Chayah stopping for a smile :)
One of my favorite parts of the trip? The cutest quote from the sweetest girls :)  When we were walking through the tour, we met with some other workers at the gardens. They asked the kids, "Where are you guys from?" (meaning which school, etc) Well, Sarah and Chayah quickly piped up with their answer, "CHINA!" :)  Love my girls! The smiles were priceless, everyone laughed and thought they were the cutest things ever (which they pretty much are) and it was just an all around great moment!
Our tour guide gave the kids magnifying glasses to look at some of the plants up-close.. and they loved getting to explore everything that way!
We found a duck sitting on one of the decks and he was a big hit with the kids, especially Sarah who kept inching closer and closer to him the whole time we were in there :)
 Sweet friends posing for some pictures :)
 Feeding the fish was such a big hit at the pond, that we stopped to feed them again at the waterfall.. and of course, they all loved it!
It was a beautiful morning; we all had a very fun time! I'm so glad I got the opportunity to go with (how many big sisters get to go with their little sisters on their first grade field trip?!) and I loved getting to document the time with pictures too, of course!

1 comment:

  1. Great pics! You are invited to a tea party at my blog site, Thursday, June 30th. Please wear a hat, as it will be a garden tea. Invite your friends conversation should be great!-Joy