I declare that I am still the Queen of Crazy Field Trips. Kids’ Day at the Fair was an absolute blast! My students had such an awesome time even if they had to endure the 30-mph crawl there since I’m not exactly the most confident driver. Once there, they got to go on rides, play games, pet all kinds of animals (including a kangaroo), eat a free hotdog lunch, and get a stuffed animal.
It was also great just to see all kinds of kids with all different exceptionalities have an opportunity just to be kids and to do things they may not have a chance to do otherwise. All the people who worked the rides that day, coordinated the parking, and handed out food were all volunteers who wanted to make the day special for students with exceptionalities. It was moving to see the community really come together and embrace our students.
Let me tell you, I was pooped by the end of the day, but my kids got on their buses with the hugest smiles and that made it all worth it.
Take a look!