Monday, May 14, 2012

Kindergarten Field Trip

Last Friday, Jonathan's class had a field trip to the Newport Aquarium. I went as a chaperone and had Jonathan and two other kids to look after. It was fun! the kids really seemed to enjoy themselves.
The aquarium has a penguin parade outside the entrance every morning and we were there in time to see it. A penguin entertained us as we awaited the arrival of the real ones.
We had lots of time to see the animals and learn about them. The jellyfish are always popular. This exhibit has a tank with different color lights, pushing a button makes the jellyfish appear to change color.
The penguins, "Mighty Mike" the oversized alligator (or crocodile??) and of course, the sharks, were favorite exhibits. The shark petting tank was the ultimate adventure for some and for others, not so much. They also had time to play in the interactive Frog Bog and the Penguin Playland.
As we were waiting to board the bus at the end of our aquarium time, we were entertained with an impromptu magic show. One of the parents is a professional magician, so he had a few tricks up his sleeve that the kids loved!

Next we went to a park near school for our packed lunches and playground time. It was a special day for the children (and for us parents, too!).

1 comment:

Roxanna said...

Jason the great has been to our church. I believe it was a Christmas banquet that he performed for us :) Looks like Jonathan had a great time at the aquarium... :)