1st Grade Field Trip to the Pumpkin Patch!

On Tuesday, the 1st grade classes from Santa Margarita Elementary School took a field trip to the pumpkin patch at Bates Nut Farm...and I got to be a chaperone! Reagan's class had 19 children participating, with their teacher, assistant teacher and 5 parents to help wrangle. Reagan and Addy were partners and stuck together throughout the day. We started with a lesson from the farm's staff about the life cycle of a pumpkin. This was followed by a fun hayride around one of the many pumpkin patches. Then I took charge of 5 kiddos and we went in search of 8 mailboxes inside a maze! It was mass chaos, but it was a blast! After that, we sat down at some picnic tables for lunch and enjoyed a nice breeze. The weather was supposed to be in the high 90s, but we lucked out with some serious cloud coverage! Once all the kids finished their lunch, we did our best to get a group shot before each one selected a pumpkin to bring home. I think Reagan's favorite part was the bus ride to and from the farm:)  
















Being silly with her friends:)

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