Thursday, May 15, 2008

Field Trip

Hannah's class went on a field trip today to the local Art Center and Museum and I was lucky enough to accompany the class on the bus thanks to Steven taking Rachel to preschool this morning. The bus ride, while very short, was fun. I was pretty amazed at how quiet the kids were. We were with another class, so that made for forty students and about ten adults that included the two teachers and all the parents that accompanied.Here, the bus driver gives all the rules and all the tips of how to get out of the bus in the event of an emergency. From the emergency doors on each side of the bus, to the emergency latches in the roof, to the "if you kick the wind sheilds of the bus hard enough, the windows will pop out." We arrived just a tad bit early. Which allowed for a great picture opportunity on the steps of the art center. Like any class function or event, the paparazzi were waiting with all their cameras. Now THAT would have made for a funny picture. LOL.Once inside the art center, we were greeted by a lady who read a story about an architect. The two classes were then split and went separate ways. After looking at a couple of face drawings, the kids were taught step by step how to draw a face. The kids were encouraged that everyone's artwork is different, and there is no right or wrong way. The kids had a lot of fun with this and some really were creative. We were fortunate enough to get to see an exhibit that ends today, it's called Canstruction. They were exhibits made completely out of cans of food. After the exhibit comes to a close, the food is donated. While all the exhibits were spectacular, this Dr Seuss was simply amazing, as was the display made to look like a diner. After a brief history of the architect who not only designed the museum, but also designed Hearst Castle, Julia Morgan, it was time to make our way back to the bus and head back to school, just in time for lunch!

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