Friday, March 11, 2011

Off to See the Dinosaurs!

Update: In less that 24 hours the field trip was fully funded. I'm blown away. You guys are amazing! Trip sponsors, keep your eyes out for pictures of our trip in your inbox the 21st!

The kids in preschool have just started an exciting unit about Dinosaurs. We like to make the lessons as real and as tangible as possible. The buckets of toy dinosaurs will be pulled out. The children will be drawing, painting and coloring pictures of dinosaurs for the next few weeks and we'll probably dress up and act like them too!

We were thrilled when we found out that there is a Natural History Museum very close by! It's close enough that we plan to bring  over 30 children Friday, March 18th, for a morning of romping and roars. For every field trip we strive to have a 1:1 ratio of adults to children. The children get more attention, don't get as wiped out and learn a lot more! The cost for this field trip is $600 USD. This covers the admission to the museum, transportation and lunch for the children and their buddy. It also includes a 3D movie about dinosaurs that the children will get to watch (which won't be too scary - we promise!).

We're excited about this trip and with your help we can get there. To contribute you can make a donation via PayPal using the ChipIn box here on the blog (please make a note that the donation is for the field trip). If you want to contribute, but prefer to send a check, please e-mail for details. After the field trip, we will e-mail all of the sponsors pictures of the adventure that they made possible!


  1. I can't get the chip-in button to work ~ will try again later. I would love to place a contribution from Khloe... she is on this big dinosaur kick lately! Seriously, she walks around growling/rawring like one, and pretends to scare me, with the FUNNIEST look on her face when she does it... totally cracks me up! So we (she) just has to contribute to her NewDay siblings field trip! I'll try again later.


  2. Thanks Tanya (too cute about Khloe!) We received your donation, but for some reason the Chip-In button the blog won't update. We're working on the problem, though.

  3. Thanks for the opportunity to help provide a wonderful field trip for the children....I know Lucy Kate will love the dinosaurs! The chip in button isn't updating for us, either. Can't wait to see the pictures!!

  4. We donated from Chloe BaiMei. Adopted from New Day in 2007. We LOVE New Day!!

  5. We hope the kids have a great time.

  6. Oh yay for dinosaurs! I see the trip is fully funded, praise the Lord!