Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Blackhawk Field Trip

I had the opportunity to tag along with Leah on her field trip to the Blackhawk Museum and Nature Reserve today with the kindergarteners at her elementary school. 

Despite it being seriously windy and cold, we enjoyed learning about the history of the Sauk and Meskwaki Indians and the plants and animals indigenous to the area. We went on a nature treasure hunt, trying to find all the interesting items on our lists. We learned all about the Indians that first settled the area and they things they did during all the different seasons. We even got to eat lunch at the nature reserve and watch all the birds eat their lunches too! 

I always love seeing Leah with her classmates - they are friends with her and include her because of the ways she is just like them, not because they pity the ways she isn't. She has won their hearts and they have won mine! 

They all wanted to be her bus buddy, but secretly I'm glad she chose me! 

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