Friday, August 28, 2009

We Are Going On A Caterpillar Hunt

Alexa had her first field trip as a 1st grader today.  She was so excited because it was an all day field trip.  I feel so blessed that I am able to be involved in the kids school and go along on most of their field trips.  I have gone on quite a few field trips through their preschool and Kindergarten years but I would have to say that this has to be one of my favorites so far.  We went to Lake Vermilion for the day.  It was a beautiful sunny 70 degree day and the kids were so excited about hunting for Monarch Caterpillars.

When we got there the kids got a little time to play and hit the bathrooms before an early lunch! 

Then it was time for the big hunt! 

This was my group of 5 little caterpillars hunters.  They were so excited!

And we are off! Do you know where you find Monarch Caterpillars?

The kids were quick to educate me on where we were supposed to hunt.  They are on milk weeds and usually around flowers.  So we were off to hunt for milk weed.

Just so you know you don't just look on milk weed plants you look under the leaves.

And if you look under those leaves this is what you might find ...

some Monarch Caterpillars!

My kids were such great hunters we found 9 caterpillars.  They had so much fun and so did I!

The hunt is done and now it is time to head to the beach!

The rest of the afternoon the kids enjoyed time with friends, playing in the sand ...

and splashing in the water!

It was a picture perfect day and was really fun to be with the kids for the day.  It was fun to meet other parents of kids in Alexa's class and in the other 2 sections of 1st grade.  I have to say it seems as though Alexa is blessed with a wonderful class of kids.  There were 60+ kids and we didn't have one issue with one child.  I taught before having kids and I have to say that is pretty good for an all day field trip.  I can't wait to spend more time with her class!


Flip-flop Mama said...

What a fun field trip!! I can't believe they found so many! Glad you're getting to know the other moms. . that's one of my favorite parts about Ainsley being in school!

Shans said...

What fun! My girls would REALLY enjoy this too. Glad you were able to go and be a part of it. One of the best things about being home is being able to go do these things with our little ones!

Carey said...

Beautiful pictures! You take such nice pictures. Looks like a wonderful day.

Steffie B. said...

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Oh...and I'll be needing some bows very soon.


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