I am back from April Break and enjoyed a week off, relaxing and hanging out...which was just what the doctor ordered. My student teacher is still in full take-over this week...so I am keeping busy prepping for our annual trip to Nature's Classroom. Do any of you take this trip with your students?
Since I have a problem letting other people be in control and a problem saying no when asked to do something, I have been heading up this trip for the last three years. Right now I am in the thick of planning, determining dorms, room numbers, and where students go in each dorm. Then there are field groups and table assignments to arrange, not to mention a variety of medical issues to cover. Thank goodness for excel and all of its cool tricks!
The hardest part of the trip for me is the chaperones - finding enough teachers to cover the trip is always a challenge, especially since the majority of my sixth grade team mates have young children at home. Plus - with 80+ boys and only 1 male teacher on staff...we usually end up hiring chaperones from NC - which can be a challenge.
This is the only field trip we go on in sixth grade. Do you all have any great field trips you take your class on? I would love to hear some great ideas!