Animal Fear Factor

On Friday, we took a trip to Roper Mountain Science Center in Greenville. During our little visit, the kids were able to get up close and personal with some pretty cool creatures! Let me just say that they live with NO fear...whatsoever!  I love that about them. Me on the other hand...yikes! I tried not to let it show, but my kids know exactly how I feel about reptiles. Here are a few pictures from our trip...

Their facial expressions say it all! I love how much they are able to learn outside of the classroom. Can we take a field trip every single day?!? 

Like I said...No fear at.all! Every single one of my children touched every single animal offered. 

We had some great opportunities to use some scientific tools and tour a beautiful rainforest! 

If you live near Greenville, this trip is a must. A very worthwhile experience! 

And...when we returned on Friday, these little guys were waiting on us...

Praying that these little darlings hatch! 

So what amazing things will be going on in your classroom this week?!? 


  1. Hi Hope,
    Love the pictures - that is so good for your kiddos to really have that exposure up close and personal. I bet they had a blast!!
    Traditions, Laughter and Happily Ever After

  2. That looks like a great trip! We are off to the star lab on Thursday. Not quite as much fun as live animals!

    Suntans and Lesson Plans

  3. That looks like so much fun! I really love animals, and I don't mind reptiles if someone like that assures me they're not poisonous ;)

    The Learning Metamorphosis

  4. how awesome!!! I love seeing them enjoy fieldtrips too :) We are raising endangered salmon and they just hatched from their eggs!

  5. Haha! Your post made me laugh! I'm a science teacher so of course that would have been a dream trip for me & my kiddos! I can't wait to see how your chicks do, I hope they hatch! I've been thinking about getting one for my classroom but I will wait to see how yours goes since you are the only teacher that I know who has tried this!! I'm looking forward to your posts!
    Science for Kids Blog

  6. Gee, I want to go on a field trip like yours! It looks like it was a spectacular success.

    Do hope those eggs hatch... then what... a raffle for who gets to take them home?

    Granny Goes to School

  7. I love Roper Mountain Science Center!Great learning experience. How/where did you order the chicks?


  8. What a fun trip! We are going to our Science Center towards the end of the year and I it is my favorite! Can't wait for your eggs to hatch. That is so cool btw!

    The Applicious Teacher

  9. I can't wait to get our eggs in April! :) The most fun time of the year!! Kids LOVE IT!