Miller Farms Field Trip

My last post, The Calm Before the Field Trip, was spot on!  Here are my little sweeties on the bus ready to hit the road.  For some of them, this was their very first time on the big yellow school bus.  Just look at how excited they were.  And this was the calm...
Now to the trip...
First of all, the day before was 80+ degrees.  The morning of the field trip, a whopping 41.  
{oh yea, that's Colorado for ya}
Second, we went with first, second, and third grade classes so the bus was pretty packed.  We didn't have enough room to carry 88 sack lunches there and 88 bags full of veggies back.  I was in my car on the highway, and Mrs. McCarty the third grade teacher called~all I heard was THE.BUS.BROKE.DOWN.
Our wonderful bus driver was able to get the bus to an auto parts store and get two new batteries replaced.  Within an hour they were back on the road.  What troopers they were sitting on the bus.  Our second grade teacher, Mrs. Prager had them singing songs and playing games to pass the time.

Here they are.  Finally at the farm.

All loaded up and ready for the hay ride through the harvest.

First stop, was the corn field.

 Then we picked carrots, onions, leeks, cabbage, green beans, celery, potatoes.....and the grand finale, pumpkins.

 Some of the onions were the size of a small child's head.
By the end of the day, most of the kids were falling over because their bags were so full and heavy.  Even though outlook for the day started out very bleak.  It ended up being an incredible day!  I love taking the kids to Miller Farm!

Friday was a half day.  We worked on Q-tip painting our fall trees.  I used my Cricket machine to cut the trunks and lightly drew a circle around the top for them to use as guidelines.  They really turned out beautiful!

We are going to try growing a pumpkin in a pumpkin.  
I found this idea on Pintrest {great, but addicting site}

Here's our pumpkin.  

 The "innards" as my grandma used to call them.

 Add some soil and a little bit of water, set in the sunshine, and we'll see what sprouts.

No scissors fall trees.  

Leaf rubbings.

Next week.....pumpkins!


  1. Ah! Looks like so much fun!
    Sweet Times in First

  2. I LOVE your Q-tip trees (and the no-scissor trees)!!! I may have to steal that idea in a few weeks :) Looks like a great trip!

    Ѽ Alessia
    Mrs. Albanese’s Kindergarten Class

  3. No Joke, when I woke up on Friday and saw that it had snowed I thought of you and your kiddos because I remember seeing you post about Miller Farms the night before!! I thought, "Oh no, they're gonna be freezing!!" But I'm happy to see you guys had a fun day at the farm- in spite of weather & breakdowns!

    ❤ -Stephanie
    Falling Into First

  4. Your trip to the farm looked like a lot of fun!!! It looks cold!!! Not cold here yet in california. :) I love your fall Q-tip trees. They are beautiful!!!! I love reading about you and your class!!

  5. I LOVE all the great fall ideas; you and your kids have been busy!!!! Can you share which Cricut cartridge has the tree trunk. I don't think I've got it, but could maybe borrow it from a friend if I have the name.

    Thanks so much!