Spring Field Trip to Miura 2014
patricia_y
Hello, everyone! Yes-yes, it is finally spring, and we are just back from Miura with a whole bunch of new impressions.
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  As I have said before this time we had to change our destination from Yamanashi to Miura because of February snowfall in Yamanashi. This did not change our adventure spirit, of course.

  I must say I love going on a Spring Field Trip, and Little Minds has been doing it every year since we have been open. Taking a trip together during this time of the school year has a special meaning for both students and teachers. With some of the students we meet every day, spend a lot of time together, share laughs and tears, growing together. Some of these students will be leaving to their Japanese kindergarten, and for both sides, I think, it is significant to create these last memories together. Children remember huge things like a fun strawberry picking trip on a big bus, so do the parents. Our afternoon school students are willing to spend more time at Little Minds, but lessons schedules are fixed, and there is no more then 50 minutes a week we can see each other, and such field trips let us spend more time together, have a lot of fun and just talk about anything outside of school's walls. Again, create new memories! I highly appreciate parents who understand the meaning of this trip and let their children join. Thank you very much indeed to all who came this time. All 46 people including 4 preschoolers, kindergarten and elementary school students, parents, teachers and staff have had an enormous fun experience that day.
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First of all, the weather was perfection! And the views were amazing!
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  Second, we have made our lunch ourselves. It was the yummiest pizza ever! You can see this happy preschooler's face!
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I have to say my words of appreciation to Mr. Matsuoka, who has spent a lot of time with the most little ones during our trip and made their field trip experience even more unforgettable. I also have to thank him for the beautiful pictures he has been taking along with all the adventures. I must mention Mr. Matsuoka original road trip bingo pages!!! Our students( and even their parents) have had the best time on the way there and back looking out of the window and spotting police cars and McDonnald's sign boards, various birds and animals. After having them found, they have used stickers to mark their bingo sheets. I am proud to say that the most of the passengers have completed their task!
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Third! Not to forget all of the outdoor fun! The huge grass slide was a hit!
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  And finally!!! Of course, STRAWBERRIES!!!
Even having tummies full of pizza did not bother us!!! Ready-set-go! The goal was set: Do not leave any red strawberries behind!!!
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We have made it back to Little Minds in the early evening, in spite of little traffic everyone was charged up and excited! We all had the best time!

I am sure that pictures will tell you the rest!

Thanks again to all who have joined!

We are looking forward to the next time!
See you at school!

P.S.: I thank my small but very strong team, who has made this trip possible. Thanks to our camera man as well for capturing the funnest moments!

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