Wednesday, January 19, 2011

The Nature Center With Isaac and the 1st grade

Well, today was another nutty field trip day! It's kinda fun that all of my big kids have something fun this week!

Isaac was SO excited when I told him I could go with him on his field trip. I ran the boys out to Mary's AGAIN! And then met the bus at the Nature Center. I like the Nature Center. I love that there are 150 acres right smack dab in the middle of Ogden that are full of animals in their natural habitat. Deer, beavers, ducks, geese, and who knows what else.

The kids got to learn about searching for animals. They got to work with animal tracks, animal scat :), and were taught what other "clues" to look for to figure out what animals might be around. Then we headed outside! The plan had been to go snowshoeing, but the rain the night before kinda washed away our snow! It was still great to get outside and search out the animals! Isaac had a blast finding scat. It's a boy thing. The greatest thing, in my mind, was the beaver area. They were hiding, who wouldn't with all those kids, but you could see the trees that they had cut down and the dam. SO FUN!

Isaac had a blast and he kept saying "I'm so glad it's just me and you". I love having these chances to play with my kids! He's such a sweet, smart, AMAZING child!

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