This week was all one lead-up to the end of the week. We learned about reading, writing, math, social studies, and science, but I don’t think anyone was paying attention. How could I expect them to pay attention? We were going to a cavern on Friday!
The weather had been magnificent all week, but a cold front blew through Thursday night and when we woke up on Friday, the weather was 40 and rainy. Yuck! Fortunately, all the parents watched the weather and dressed their children in bundles of coats and hats, scarves and gloves, and all manner of rain gear. It looked like I was leading 30 fluffy little monsters onto the bus.
Once we got there the rain had cleared up, so we were able to troop into the cave shop without getting wet. Once in there we took off all the coats, scarves, boots, and mittens because the cave is a pleasant 72 degrees year-round. Once in there, the munchkins loved seeing the stalactites, stalagmites, columns, underground rivers and a little frog who had escaped the rain.
We went back up and enjoyed a picnic lunch (inside), then put all our warm gear on and played around on the playground for 10 minutes to get all the energy out before we got back onto the bus.
It hadn’t been fully 3 minutes after we all got on the bus before it began to pour again.