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Sunday, April 29, 2012

Our MN Horse Expo Field Trip

Each year, as a part of our Informational Writing unit, we visit the MN Horse Expo.  Our thanks to the MN Horse Expo organizers for providing such a wonderful, rich opportunity for our students. 

It is a chance for us to get "up close and personal" with horses. 

Students had a chance to ride a horse or pony (some several times!)

We talked to horse owners and trainers.  One was kind enough to show us the bottom of her horse's hoof.  We saw the 'frog' and the shoe up close...
 Another showed us her horse's mustache...

We rode in a wagon drawn by horses...

We all felt like this at the end of our happy day at the MN Horse Expo:
Thank you for helping make this annual event a possibility for us each year.

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Field Trip to Three Rivers Regional Park

With thanks to a private donor and support from friends like you, on a delightful spring day in early April, Maxfield Learning Center students visited North Mississippi Regional Park for a morning of adventure, exploration and learning.

At the visitor and education center, we were introduced to some land and water loving creatures,  like the crayfish that molted this skin:
and this toad:
 and this turtle:

We walked along a lovely woodland trail and explored early spring life under the leaves (bugs, beetles and larvae.)

We wandered down to the shore of the mighty Mississippi and put a finger in the river; walked the sandy shoreline looking for beaver chewed trees, shells, lovely rocks, and shared our treasures with our classmates; then, we threw a few stones back into the river just for the fun of it.

 Thank you for making this wonderful day in the great out of doors possible for our students.