Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Today I was one of the chaperons for the school's sixth grade field trip to the National Cathedral to represent the school at the annual Episcopal Schools Service. After the service a docent toured our group of sixty kids and five adults around the cathedral. We ate lunch on the buses and then went to the National Gallery of Art where I teamed up with another teacher to take twenty-four students around small portions of the East and West buildings. We enjoyed the glass pyramids that top the below-ground atrium and the light show that enlivens the moving walkway between the two buildings. Later we went into the Spanish armor show and were wowed by the amazing helmets and suits of armor there.
I generally don't like going anywhere with large numbers of people, and traveling with large numbers of kids is especially noisy and chaotic. But given all that, it was a pretty good day.