Explore: Five Minute Friday

Some weeks it feels like I am crawling to the finish line. This is one of those weeks. Spring break starts tomorrow and I’m dragging. Which is why having the Five Minute Friday community is awesome! It’s a built-in date with positive writers and a cup of coffee each week. This week our prompt is: Explore.

On Tuesday morning I will be joining 120+ students from the high school where I teach on a tour of Washington DC. We board coach buses in Ohio bright and early and by dinner time we will be in the US capital city. I am most excited about chaperoning this trip along with some of my friends. As history teachers, I fully expect us to nerd out at places like the Smithsonian and African American History Museum.

The last time I was in DC was college. I planned a trip for a Government course I took and we met with someone from the Senate on that trip. In high school, a family friend was married in the city and so I took a brief trip then as well. And of course, I attended my own 8th grade trip way back in…well, a while ago.

This trip is a special one. Usually the DC trip is an 8th grade adventure, but because the current freshman and sophomore classes did not get to go (due to Covid) our district and trip coordinator worked together to make sure these students get the opportunity to explore the city that is so critical to America and our history as a nation.

So please say a little prayer for my safety and sanity as I embark on a five day excursion with students and colleagues.

The Ameri Brit Mom

11 thoughts on “Explore: Five Minute Friday

  1. I remember going as a chaperone with my son’s 8th grade class. It is such a wonderful trip and a huge responsibility. I will be praying for you!


  2. I’d be a lousy chaperone,
    too much a kid am I,
    so it’s best I go alone;
    we’ll meet up on the fly
    and I’ll regale your charges
    with tales of day lived wild,
    because my living large is
    no place to take a child.
    I, upon my daring jaunts
    will visit edgy places,
    the shadowy loud-music haunts
    with no familiar faces,
    dancing with cosh in my hand, when…
    wait, did you say SMITHSONIAN??????

    Barb and I spent a year of our marriage divorced, because I was an idiot. During this time I was trying to win her back…and while on a trip to DC I went to the National Air and Space Museum, and standing in front of the displayed Lunar Module, I called her and sang “Fly Me To The Moon”.

    I did draw a crowd, and the security guys let me finish.

    And she remarried me, two months later, at night in a helicopter over the Vegas Strip.


  3. I remember chaperoning a group of Primary School children on a trip to the pantomime – I was the first-aider and dealt with I-don’t-know-how-much travel sickness – first and last time I volunteerred to go!
    Just stopped by from FMF#18

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