Okay, class! It’s time to go on an excursion! Find your partner, line up and make sure I have your signed permission slip. If you have to use the restrooms, now would be a good time.
1. Of excursions you remember taking in elementary school, which was your favorite?
I liked the trip to Hale Farm, one of our historical villages. The main reason I liked that particular trip was because the kid I had a crush on asked me to be field trip partners.
2. Of excursions you remember taking in elementary school, which was your least favorite?
The one trip I didn’t like was to the local school during a Halloween while I was in Elementary school (not a field trip). I went with my friend and her parents, and I remember being terrified of the people dressed as witches leading me into a room with an operating table. Blergh. My friend’s dad was holding me, and he turned around as soon as I freaked.
3. What seems like a really good school excursion destination that nobody seems to take?
It’s been awhile since I’ve been on a school excursion, but I think it would be cool to take kids to the science center we have, or to the Rock-n-Roll Hall of Fame & Museum. Oh, and to Progressive Field! As a kid, I would’ve loved to have been able to walk out onto the baseball field, even though I wasn’t a sports fan then, either.
4. Which of your recent activities might pass for an educational excursion?
Going to Walmart is always educational – one way or the other. :)
5. When a sack lunch was needed for a field trip, what was most likely in your brown paper bag? How about now?
A peanut butter sandwich, a piece of fruit and a bag of chips or Fritos. Almost the same nowadays, except maybe instead of a PB sandwich, I would accept a tunafish or turkey with mayo.