Mansfield Opinion

Thanks for memorable trip

My Second Time in 4th Grade

I’m 43 years old and recently returned from the fourth grade, sort of. On May 24-26, I served as one of the chaperones for the J.L. Boren Elementary fourth-grade field study trip.

A brief recap:

Day 1 – Austin to tour the Capitol, have lunch on the lawn, then to the Witte Museum. Students averaged 15,623 steps.

Day 2 – San Antonio for Sea World, movie and tour of the Alamo, Riverwalk supper and tour. Average steps 21,357.

Day 3 – Natural Bridge Caverns and Buc-ee’s then home. A measly 7,472 step average and a quiet bus ride back to school.

A few of the things that amazed me were the grand planning, studious students, correctly answering questions at the Capitol, Sea World, the Alamo and Natural Bridge Caverns, the pleasant demeanor of teachers, students and chaperones, and the number of coonskin caps our students purchased at the Alamo.

Kudos to the students who exhibited amazing knowledge of Texas history and science and behaved wonderfully well. Kudos to the teachers who made learning fun and the trip anticipatory. Kudos to the administration and support staff at J.L. Boren for their work in planning and conducting a flawless event.

Thank you, all of J.L. Boren Elementary, for making my son’s Boren experience great and for capping it off with a phenomenal field learning experience.

Rand Jenkins

Mansfield

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