What happens when you give a bunch of 4-6 graders nets and cups and set them loose on a small pond?  They make magic happen!

Today we spent the day at the pond and they were able to catch over 11 frogs!!!  Fabulous, fantastic, frogs!!!  They were all so excited and the time flew by as we nibbled on some blueberries from the bushes surrounding the pond.

I know most of these kids have not had the opportunity to do this and probably surprised themselves by catching those frogs.  Some big, some small, some still with their tails!!!

A parent thanked me today for doing what I do, but really all I do is walk them to the pond and set them free.  It is the environment  which does the job and brining to life the kids’ sense of adventure.

I always feel we sell kids short and don’t give them enough opportunities to be successful (aside from school)  They are creating their own adventures by taking off their shoes and wading in the stream or walking in the ponds with their sneakers on, with no parent there to yell at them and deter them.  I love my job…. (of course I am a parent and I care about safety but my tolerance for risk taking is different than most.  (Chime in on this if you’d like)

So here is their treasure …. all of which were thrown back…. I believe in teaching respect…. lesson learned

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Peace Sue

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