Look, that one is cheaper!
Looking for veggies.
Shopping for "dessert".
Doing math in a grocery store.
Sitting outside, adding up their totals and then subtracting from $20.
I have done this field trip for YEARS. A few things I have noticed:
- In the early years, the kids used to go to the canned veggie aisle. In the latter years, they walked to the produce section.
- In the past, students would "buy" one chicken leg (to feed a family of 4). Now, they select enough meat to feed the whole family.
- No matter the temperature, they still complain about being hot and complain that they can't possibly walk another step. The distance is 1.27 miles each way. I tried to explain that I run that distance, there and back, daily, and I'm WAAAAAAAAAAAAAY older than they are. They are not impressed. This humbles me.....quickly.
- I love my students. Past, present, and future. One year, two past students (3 years ago) joined us on the walk. I love hugging past students and realizing how short I am and how much they have grown when my chin hits their shoulder. Good kids.