What she wore: A-line, purple, linen skirt; white, short-sleeve tee; white thong heels. The kids were crazy about the shoes, but I think they hurt–probably won’t be wearing those again.
Yesterday was the big incentive trip. Kids who did all the things they were supposed to for the state test earned the chance to go on a fun-only field trip. We took our kids to one of those places that has putt-putt golf, go-carts, bumber cars, and batting cages. I learned a lot about my kids yesterday.
Our kids had know idea how to play putt-putt. We had groups of forty-five scheduled for an hour each at the course. Our group reluctantly went and played, but they really didn’t want to leave the go-carts.
They thought you only got to hit the ball once! If you didn’t get it in the hole, you went on to the next one. We corrected them, and told them they were allowed to hit it more than once. Then, they would hit it, and then bring it back to the start to try again!
We just never know what experiences our kids are going to have missed out on. They didn’t realize that you play in an order, either. They just wandered around the course trying different holes.
Two of the other teachers, myself, and two of the students began playing against each other. A little group began following us around watching and learning how golf is played. They saw us scoring and observed the interactions between the teachers.
By the time we left, our kids were saying, "that wasn’t that bad. Golf is kind of cool."
Our goal wasn’t to make a bunch of golf fanatics. But I must admit that I loved getting to show them something new.
You never know when learning is going to happen.