I survived and lost no child, so it was good!
Well today was the long awaited day for the grade one and two students! We had tried to do two other field trips but they had fallen through so this turned out to be our only field trip this year and the children were super excited!!
We went to a local regional park that is right on the ocean. The bus ride this morning may have been enough to warrant the excitement! We got there after a short drive and went directly into a GVRD Ranger program called Tiny Transformers. I was super impressed with this program! My students saw and touched two different types of crabs and learned the difference between male and female, how to pick them up safely, how to measure them and the basics of their life cycle. We had a bonus and saw a Harbour seal as we were coming off the pier. We then hit the beach and learned about barnacles – I learned a lot!!! We also got to look under rocks for crabs, etc.
We then entered the forest and got to go looking for land invertebrates, such as banana slugs, millipedes, centipedes, beetles, wood bugs, etc.
It was super cool, informative, well organized and nicely presented for my young students. I would definitely recommend the program and I know some parents were hoping they did birthday parties. Now that would be a cool birthday party!
After lunch, the rest of the day was spent between exploring another trail, playing on the playground, games on the field, and more exploring of the beach. We also had some students who took a break to colour ocean pictures.
The day ended with a fruit snack for each student. I highly recommend these as they contain no common allergens and are the one treat that the most children seem to like.
When asked later on, children in all four classes said they liked the crabs, seal and playground the best.
After school we had to quickly set up the stage and then we worked out. It was a simple tabata workout today, but it absolutely killed my legs!!
We did: plank with single arm reverse flies, single leg bench squats, swimmers/ bear crawls, sit-ups with punches/banded plank toe taps, single leg scooter board hamstring curls, banded jump squats/ plank Spider-Man’s, single leg bench lunge with dumbbell, dumbbell double crunch/hand release pushups.
I got through everything, but really feel like I’ve lost upper body strength lately. I suppose that will need to be a goal for summer!
I didn’t really want to, but I had a double boost so knew I needed to get out for my Squad Runner mission of 5km. I just kept thinking about Maureen who ran further yesterday and I’m hotter weather! I took her advice and took water even though it was a short run and I drank it all!!! My legs were killing me, especially my quads, but I ended up pushing myself as I came to within 22 seconds of beating my current 5km time. Ugh so close!!! Here I thought I’d die because of the heat and it actually turned out to be a really good run!
I made the mistake of stopping into the Natural Foods store while I was hungry as I was next door to buy a gift card for my classroom volunteer. Wow did I end up with a lot of foods I didn’t need! $59 to be exact!!!! I bought the vanilla almond milk by mistake and when I took a sip tonight, it now reminds me of a milkshake because it is so sweet! Note to self: AVOID!!!!!
After stretching and rolling I managed to finish last week’s rug square. Hopefully I can finish this week’s too and get caught up!
I’ve been dying to start a new project but wouldn’t let myself until I finished the rug square. Well tonight I casted on Composite I’m a bright yellow DK yarn from my stash. ( I am so glad Tracey taught me how to determine yarn weight)!!! It is a free pattern on Ravelry and I’m hoping to make quick progress!
Well I had no nap today, so I’m off to sleep!