Although rain threatened to ruin the day and there were multiple instances I was sure that I was going to lose one of the boys assigned to us, we stayed completely dry and we all had a great time!
The stay-at-home dad that joined up with our group also managed to enthrall the kids with all sorts of animal trivia. I have to admit, I felt a little incompetent when I couldn't even come up with the answer to the primary use of a cheetah's tail.
However, the moment that will stick with these first graders for a lifetime was when the river otter pooped in the water and proceeded to play with his excrement before ultimately grabbing it and shoving it into his mouth. Unfortunately, I was not quick enough with my camera to capture the moment, but I assure you, it is burned into my memory for life.
After returning home, exhausted and worn out from the day, I had a newfound respect for first grade teachers everywhere.
And I'm positive when the second grade and kindergarten field trips are announced next year, I'll sign myself up once again.