After our guided tour, I gave the students the "Mrs. Bowman Tour" and led them on a trail to a special place I found out about several years ago--a cave that typically houses bats:
We found so many bats in the ceiling of this cave--including these baby bats huddled together:
A few bats were hanging pretty close to our heads:
But most were deep in the crevices of the cave:
We had so much fun searching for bats!
The other 5th grade teacher and me:
After the bat cave, we ate lunch at a picnic area in the park and let the students run and play:
5th grade's first field trip of the year was a success!