Thursday, April 09, 2009

The Best Field Trip EVER!

Today was the last day of school before spring break. Our team planned a field trip to a museum, one that we go to often and it's a pretty structured trip, which makes the whole day run smoothly. From a teacher's standpoint, field trips are like holiday parties....depending on parent involvement, they can make or break you. This was literally the best planned trip ever, the parents were even having a great time! NO behavior issues to speak of (I had to leave two kids at school in another classroom because of behavior in the last couple of weeks, unfortunetly, but I suspect that was why the trip for my class was flawless). Anyway, one part of the trip included a 30 minute visit to a domed theater where the seats move kind of roller-coaster like, in time with what was happening in the movie. There are specific rules for this theater, such as NO PREGNANT PEOPLE in the moving chairs. So I had to sit in the front row NEXT TO some moms in the moving chairs. I was bummed, but whatever, I've been to Cedar Point, no big deal. As long as the kids are happy, so be it. So the show begins, the seats move with the movie, the kids are loving the show, and the seats also blow air and water throughout the program, an extra special feature. We leave the theater and it's time to go back to school, so we head out to the buses. A few teachers are talking about the moving seats and are commenting on how they THAT area. I'm thinking to myself that I can't be hearing things correctly, are they really saying what I think they are saying??? And then one of them starts telling me about the chairs and how she needs to get one in her house....and I'm putting two and two together and realize that YES, they are talking about how wonderful these vibrating chairs are and they are all flushed and smiling......OMG it was a SCHOOL field trip!!!! That's not supposed to happen on a school field trip!!! Apparently my idea of this being the best field trip ever is much different than the reasons my coworkers are thinking it was the best field trip ever. At least my head isn't in the gutter!!!!


Lori&Kevin said...

Sounds great - ain't nothing wrong with a vibrating chair! ha!

RoozGal said...

HaHa I never thought of it that way -- but yeah that could be fun! Where do I get one of those chairs? LOL