Dear parents of the kindergarten children at Smith and Wesson Elementary,
Yes, we had an AMAZING time on our field trip today to the pumpkin patch. And JUST in case the children are too exhausted to share the details with you, allow me to do the honors.
1. We took an amazingly long ride on the hay wagon to the actual pumpkin patch itself. While no one technically fell of the high and rickety wagon, that does not mean that several boys didn’t try their very hardest to accomplish that feat. (Frank.)
2. Each child took their time searching the pumpkin patch high and low for a suitable pumpkin to take home with them. If anyone (and by anyone I mean several anyone’s) was hit accidently by flying gourds, I’m sure it came from no one in our very own class. (Frank.)
3. We thoroughly enjoyed watching and petting the various farm animals frolicking and playing with each other in the “petting” area of the farm. Yes, the pigs were surprisingly rambunctious, and I’m sure none of the children would have thought that they WEREN’T playing leap frog if one of my very street-smart students’ hadn’t pointed out exactly what was happening. (And by the way, Frank, it’s not technically called bumping.)
4. It was an incredible stroke of luck that we were able to see the baby calf that had been borne one hour before our arrival. The owner of the farm was so excited about giving us that opportunity, and in passing mentioned that perhaps the kids might have questions about the mama cow. (If any of you have seen what comes OUT OF A MAMA cow AFTER the baby, you have NOT lived. And yes, it was our dear boy who pointed it out. I might never sleep OR eat again. You’ve never seen a teacher move SO FAST to herd the children right back OUT of the barn.)
5. The corn maze was incredible. I’m sure Frank is still trying to find his way out. (No, Mr. Bus Driver, we only came with 18 children. You must have been mistaken.)
(Can someone draw me a bath?)