One of my favorite 1st grade field trips is the Caterpillar Hunt at a lake in the area.
It was a picture perfect day to be outside enjoying and exploring God's creation. We started the day by letting the kids play in the park after our 45 minute drive! We ate lunch and snapped a quick class picture before it was time to begin our hunt.
Shane's class has been studying the life cycle of a Monarch butterfly. Every day Shane would come home super excited about what he had learned. The girls were right there with him and kept telling him how fun the field trip was since they also went on this field trip.
The kids diligently sought out milk weed because that is where Monarch caterpillars are found because that is what they eat.
The kids knew to flip the leaves over and look to see if they were hiding underneath.
The kids looked and looked but the dry grass and milkweeds didn't help the kids chances of finding some this year. There were a couple of groups that found one and so all the kids were excited for their friends that found one. They shared them so each class was able to get at least one in their room to watch.
Next it was time to head to the beach for some fun in the sand and water.
The kids were aloud to go in to their knees. There were a few wet shorts in the group but it really was a great day and the kids were amazing.
I love that all 4 sections of 1st graders go on this trip together. It is always fun to connect with the other parents and teachers of the first graders. We feel so blessed to be part of an amazing community of kids and parents. I loved my day with Shane and his classmates. I can't believe he is in 1st grade already!