It was a beautiful day in Oklahoma. The temperatures were in the high 80's but with the wind chill factor it felt like low 80's. We had 17 well behaved little ones, four teenagers who were a big help and got some real experience working with young children, three teachers, the counselor, a mom and two college kids. We pretty much stayed together the whole day and it worked out well.
It was a 2 hour drive to the zoo so we spent four hours on the bus today. The kids are still little enough that they thought it was fun. We ate a picnic lunch at the zoo and then spent 2 1/2 hours wandering around the zoo, enjoying the Children's Zoo and riding the train.
I gave a camera to each of my students and we all took pictures. We are going to make a digital story about the zoo. I'll post the link here when we get it uploaded. Something to look forward to.
We started to get ready to leave at 2:00 p.m. Half way home we stopped at Braum's for ice cream. It was a nice break in the trip. Our counselor got donations to pay for the ice cream for the elementary kids and she also got them "goodie bags" from the zoo. This should be a trip they'll remember.