Sunday, May 17, 2009

Weston's field trip the National Museum of Natural History 5/14/09

On Thursday, i went with Weston's Kindergarten class as a chaperone (turns out i only had weston b/c so many parents signed up to come) to the National Museum of Natural History in Washington D.C. We had been as a family back in the fall, but were unable to make it into the butterfly pavilion because the line was so long. This was the main purpose of this field trip b/c the kids have been studying butterflies and even have a few chrysallises in their classroom ready to hatch. I have to say, it was a pretty neat experience being that close to the butterflies and really being able to study them. Weston had a great time and it was so nice to be able to spend some time alone with him exploring the museum.

This poor little guy was injured and definitely on his last leg:(
The chrysallis of a Swallowtail butterfly.

The butterfly's tongue is curled up in this picture, but unrolls straight out when it is sucking nectar from a flower. It was so cool to watch them drink the nectar!

Weston looking very scared in the dinosaur room...

Weston, Ahilleas, and Aiden...the 3 Musketeers!

Weston is trying to kill the bear like King David (his favorite Bible character:).

Fish in the Ocean life exhibit.

Weston pretending to get eaten by the shark.

Don't you love the awesome red headbands they all had to wear so we could keep track of them???


Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

The headbands are very, um, interesting. ;) Looks like you all had fun! I bet it was nice to just be with Weston for a bit. :)

Stefany Gess said...

How fun. What a great experience for the kids too.

Tracy said...

Being a teacher for 5 years I can honestly say I've never seen anyone use headbands to help locate their students. Strange!!!

It looks like he has some really good friends in his K class.