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Friday, February 27, 2009

Class Hike!

Great thing about living in AZ: 85 degree weather in February! Our class celebrated today with a hike up South Mountain. I took the younger half of the class (12 kids) up what was suppose to be a 45 minute hike (up & back), but turned into a 3 hour hike :) We stopped to check out petrogliphs (my 1st time to actually see some up close & in person--very cool! I've been wanting to see some since I taught about them 3 years ago in a 4th grade Utah class). It was a little....nervewracking...having the safety of 12 kids in my hands when they're stretched over a mile of rocky trail, BUT after a few talks about working as a group, it actually worked out pretty well. There were a few spills & one blister...but the same two girls who were crying halfway up the trail, were the two running around giggling by the end. It made me not feel so bad for telling them to suck it up and keep going! (Okay, I didn't say it just like that, but that was the idea...and they stopped crying! And kept going! And started enjoying it :) They're great kids and I had a great time! I wish every Friday was another fun hike up the mountain :) Pics:my two little princesses...before the crying :) I promise, they enjoyed the attention, and were fine by the end :)view of Ahwatukee & one very special kid :)
haha, me driving the school bus....I may never wear this hat again after seeing this picture! lol!


Crystal said...

Fun! Looks like y'all had a good time. Can you believe it's been over a year since I was there??? That was such a great trip. Love the hat, by the way! :)

Chelsea said...

Love the pictures! Life seems to be one fantastic whirlwind of adventures for you! That's great! I'm reading my favorite book as an 8 year old and it reminded me of you. Have you ever read Anne of Green Gables? You totally should if you haven't! I think we're kindred spirits with each other... and with Anne!