first field trip

Canada
October 17, 2007 6:28am CST
my daughter is 4 and she has her first school field trip tomorrow. they are going to a barn. do you volunteer to shaparon on your kids trips. i volunteered but not sure if i can make it. i have an exam that same day in college and now i'm upset cause i can't go.
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@carmelanirel (20979)
• United States
17 Oct 07
My sons first field trip is Fri, he is going to a pumpkin farm with mazes and pumpkin painting. I really want to go, but have no car..:( So I know how you feel, but maybe next time..
• United States
17 Oct 07
Now I homeschool, but yes before we started to home school, yes either my husband or myself volunteered to go on field trips
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@maddysmommy (16233)
• United States
17 Oct 07
I would volunteer for sure. Can;t wait for when my son has his first field trip. I hope she enjoys her day!
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@maximax8 (30066)
• United Kingdom
17 Oct 07
I hope that your daughter has a great outing to the barn. I am a teacher and a parent. On school trips I find a few parents offer to help and I am always grateful for this. I put the most children with challenging behavior in my group so they have well bahaved children. One time I took my class to a recycling center and that was very interesting. Another time I took my class pond dipping. That was very scary as safety was a great concern. It reminded me of when I was training to become a teacher. The children at that school I was on school experince in went to a canal barge museum. The class I was with were quite sensible rather luckily but the other student had some challenging children in the other class.
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@OURDEW (4812)
• United States
17 Oct 07
Please don't feel bad, you can only do so much, I'm sure your daughter will understand. Hopefully you can go on the next one. I remember my sons first field trip it was to a pumpkin farm and I couldn't go either, I remember thinking about it all day wishing I was there. The last field trip I went on with my son was to the Chicago Cubs baseball game. There was only two of us moms and many dads.lol
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@cher913 (25865)
• Canada
17 Oct 07
well try if you can, its special when parents go on their kids field trips...i managed to do it a few times with both my daughters and we still talk about them now (they are 10 & 14)...its a memory that isnt forgotten!
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@soccermom (3200)
• United States
17 Oct 07
I've always chaperoned my oldests field trips, and next Tuesday I'm chaperoning a trip for my preschooler. I'm excited about it. There's been a couple times when things have come up and I've had to back out last minute, but I always make up for it by offering to help with treats for the next class party or whatever. Don't feel guilty pop, you can only do so much.
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@foxygirle (377)
• Philippines
18 Oct 07
when my daughter had her first fieldtrip at the zoo, i made sure i went with her. Though i dont think she remembers it, its a nice way to be with your child and also spend time with other parents and children. That's really too bad that you cant go to her fieldtrip, maybe you can ask someone to look after her since you cant missed your exam in school. maybe you can join her next time.