I used to love them when I was in my 20’s
but now that I’m in my 40’s I must admit that I dread field trips.
I’m a total party pooper, the wet noodle, “veteran teacher”
I can’t believe it, really, but at some moment recently, I decided that I’d had enough of :
the expensive school buses to arrange,
the chaperones to coordinate- who did ridiculous stuff, like take “their group” of 3rd graders to get cotton candy and ride bumper cars instead of stay at the science center with the other classes…
the children who might bolt the trip or jump into the lake nearby
It’s just not really worth it, anymore. The legal paperwork and auditing fear alone is enough to stop any teacher in her tracks
so I was secretly pleased to learn today that our trip Thurs. to the state capital was cancelled because we had no busses.
Dont judge me too harshly, but field trips are tougher and so are the stakes.