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Sunday, April 18, 2010

Bouncing Off the Walls

What a fun day we had on Thursday--if not totally exhausting! We took our first ever field trip to an establishment called Monkey Joe's. Monkey Joe's is a place full of different kinds of "moon bounces." There is lots of climbing, jumping, and sliding.

I really wasn't expecting to be too involved, but the children wanted me to "help" them. Then after we were up, they wanted to sit on my lap to slide down. It can get tiring all that climbing up and down--I'm not 4 any more:).

The children came to school with an excitement level off the charts! Monkey Joe's opened at 10:00 so we had 45 minutes to do opening, show-n-share, use the potty, etc. For the afternoon we had about a half hour before we left. During that time every 2 minutes the children said, "Is it time to go?", "Why are we still here?", "Are we leaving yet?" It was hard for them to contain themselves.

When we arrived eyes were as big as saucers. They couldn't wait to take off. They loved it. I was so happy to see some I thought might have trouble with some of the equipment, jump right in and succeed with their tasks. Out of all the children there was only one child that had trouble with the new transition. We had about 15 minutes left of the trip before he stepped inside any of the bounces. He slowly progressed to the slides and then he was happy as a lark.

We finished our day with a little picnic outside. A wonderful way to finish our day.

I have to say I was very pleased with our trip. As I said it was the first time we had ever done anything like this and I wasn't sure how smoothly it would go. We had a wonderful time.

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Jen said...

What a fun day! And how great of you to help on the slides- photos?? I want to see photos of you on the slide-he,he!!

I remember having to climb up and help my little ones when they were stuck-it isn't easy!

Jessica said...

How fun!! I wish there was somewhere around our town that offered this kind of entertainment for the preschool age.