Friday, October 30, 2009

Butterfly, Butterfly, Fly Away!

Yesterday, I went with Nolan and his Kindergarten class on his first field trip to the Butterfly Farm in Melrose.

To say I was disappointed in the "farm" would be an understatement, but it was nice for the kids. I really felt like they rushed the kids through each station and didn't give them what we paid for! We started our "tour" around 10:00 and were DONE with lunch and everything at 11:15 ish, maybe 11:30. I definitely won't be recommending this place to ANYONE.

The most exciting part for the kids was that they saw all kinds of spider webs and their class unit right now is on spiders and bats! They were identifying all kinds of webs and the parts of spiders, etc. but could care less about the rest of the stuff there!

On a side note, Nolan was so excited to ride a school bus for the first time! (ewwww, gross....I don't even want to think about the head funk on the back of the me the heebie-jeebies).
Nolan during lunch

The kids were able to look at all kinds of butterflies and learn lots about them! Then, they dipped a sponge brush in Gatorade and tried to catch a butterfly! It was so cute!

I rode with a good friend (and my hairdresser) Aubrey, who's son, Coye is also in Nolan's class. The boys had a great time at the farm! Here we are ready to head home (the boys were SO excited because they rode home with us)!

Overall, a nice day to spend time with Nolan!

Until next time........



  1. fun!! i taught K last year and loved the field trips...not nearly as many in 2nd grade--enjoy it while you can!..even if they do stink. :)

  2. Well, I hate that it wasnt the best trip... we did the butterfly farm when I worked in Pre-K,and it was great.... but that's been a hundred years ago.... cute pics of N!

  3. Gotta love field trips.... ok so maybe not really. Cute pictures though.

  4. Field trips are so fun! I'm sorry it wasn't the best! Have a great week!

  5. This makes me sooo excited about future field trips. What a good mama you are!

  6. Cute pictures!!!! Have you made it to a pumpkin patch yet?

  7. Oh I love field trips!! My next scheduled one is to the Nutcracker! I can not wait.


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