The girls and I had one last half day of school before Christmas break today and Katherine's class went on a field trip. Personally, I thought the 4th grade teachers were brilliant - they combined the chaos of a field trip day and the last day before break and didn't have to host a Christmas party!
Since I didn't have students today, I went along. I have never been on a field trip with Kate. I always meant to, but never took a day off from teaching to join her (although I usually managed to find another relative to go). I realized that I am rapidly running out of chances to be a field trip mom and that the days of Katherine wanting to be seen in public with a parent are probably numbered. So, I went along. Kate was quite pleased, although she wouldn't sit by me on the bus! (She wanted to be by her best buddy Trent.)
This field trip had no particular educational theme, it was just for fun. It was a morning for singing and eating. The kids started off by singing Christmas carols at a nursing home.