Pre-K Field Trip

On Friday, April 6th, Emma and I got to go on a “walking field trip” with her class!    We had a great time!  Luckily Daddy was able to stay at home with Foster so that I could focus on Emma on the field trip.

Here is a picture of most of her class: (Emma is in a pink Jenks shirt on the back row)

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We left the school around 10:00 and walked to Walgreens.  At Walgreens the store manager took us on a tour of the store…

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Talking to the pharmacist, Jack (I think?).  He talked to the kids about medication safety and also gave some tips and tricks for taking medicine that tastes yucky.

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Next we walked across the street to Java Dave’s where the adults got coffee and the kids got snow cones.  I haven’t been to Java Daves in years and it was really great to be there again!  I used to go there in high school with friends to get coffee… of course that was before I knew about Starbuck’s. :)

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Aubrey and Emma enjoying their snow cones

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This picture was taken with my phone… the snow cones turned all of the kids’ mouths either red or blue.

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Our next stop was the YMCA.  The Assistant Manager talked to the kids about the importance of exercise and then took them on a small tour.

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They let the kids play in the children’s play area for about 5 minutes and Emma was totally overwhelmed by the chaos!  She came and stood by me.

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Next, the YMCA worker led the kids in some exercises including jumping jacks…

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…. and push ups (which Emma declined!)  She told me later that they looked “too hard.”  However, she came home and did about 20 push ups.

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Next we crossed the street again to go to the bank!  Crossing the street was definitely the most stressful part.  I was thankful I was there to hold Emma’s hand.  I was so nervous about all of the kids next to all of the cars!

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Checking out the pretty flowers outside the bank

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Sitting down listening to the bankers

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The kids each got to practice signing their first and last names

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Learning about safety deposit boxes

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Learning about safes where they store money

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Up close and personal tour of the teller’s window!

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Emma got to talk into the microphone and then send the tube through the chute.  She loved this!

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As we toured the bank offices Aubrey said to her mom, “Mom, what is THAT thing?” pointing to the typewriter.  We had to explain to them what a typewriter was!  I guess in our day and age they have no need for typewriters.

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Luckily when we got back to the school it was time to go home.  The kids were so wound up!

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