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Spring Break – Devil’s Punchbowl

What an amazing way to end spring break!  It took about 2 hours to get there but it really was worth it. Before we went on the 1 mile hike, the ranger invited us to their visitor’s center where they had real life animals on display including a beautiful barn owl and a rattle snack.  He placed the rattle snake in a box and shook it.  And once he did, the rattlesnake shook his rattle!  And in the pictures below, that beautiful white owl is real and alive!  Even up close, it looked unreal!

 

Abalone Cove Shoreline Park

With the recent cutbacks in state budgets, the understaffed state park department wasn’t able to contact us in time for a tour.  Nonetheless, our kids had a GREAT time.  We saw a gigantic sea slug (about 8 INCHES long), a ton of sea urchins, hermit crabs, a sea star, and even a wild rabbit.  We took an unexpected hike to a truly beautiful area hidden in the hills of Palos Verdes.  It was absolutely gorgeous there.  Some of the kids were definitely tired but I’m sure that today will be a very memorable day to them.

 

Charles Wilson Park

Our first field trip for 2013 spring break was blast.  I couldn’t have asked for a better day.  It’s days like these when I’m grateful that we’re selective with our enrollment.  The children had so much fun and all of the kids played so well with each other.  My staff worked especially hard to keep their spirits high and to show them a good time.  Each teacher was responsible for choosing a handful of games and the 3 hours just flew by!  We had relay races, three legged races, group puzzles, a scavenger hunt, and much more!  

 

 

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