First Week Back and a Field Trip!

Welcome back to first grade! I hope everyone had a great Spring Break and wonderful Easter with their families. I missed my firsties and am so excited to kick off this quarter’s learning in a big way: with a field trip to Triple R Ranch!

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Looking for bee-holes in trees on a nature hike!

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We found one!

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Heading to the tree house to learn about bees and honey making.
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Climbing the tree house ladder!

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Mr. Ben was really impressed with everything the firsties already knew about bees from our Ox-Cart Man unit.

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Mr. Ben “smoking” the bees to help them get sleepy. Apparently the smoker wasn’t working very well, so we stepped back really far. 

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Miss Katie told us all about the animals at the ranch and described the parts of each and the sounds they make.

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This sneaky little goat climbed up and flipped over one of the fences to be near Miss Katie!
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PIGLETS!
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Hungry piglets

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We all got to take turns grooming a miniature donkey! We competed with the second graders, who groomed a miniature horse, to see which class groomed best. We won!

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Nature Josh took us to the pond to learn about fish and what they eat.

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Finally, we visited the Nature Hut to see amphibians and reptiles, where we got to feed an iguana!

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This rabbit hopped around the Nature Hut while we were there, and some of the kiddos fed him some lettuce. Don’t let the photo fool you; it was about the size of a backpack.