I accompanied Fin's class on a field trip on Monday. It's was Adam's favourite field trip ever when he was in 2nd grade - and looks like it's now Fin's favourite.
The visit was to Pizza My Heart, a locally owned business. The children got to visit the kitchen, investigate the large fridge, and watch the pizza chefs in action. I didn't get a photo but these guys were throwing pizza dough into the air and catching huge wheels of it for their super-size pizzas.
However, the children didn't just get to watch the pizza-making; they got to make their own. Fin chose a combination of cheese, pepperoni, pineapple, and olives and voted it the best pizza he had ever eaten.
The teacher and parent chaperones also got to taste the pizza - and it was pretty good! The children each came away with a T-shirt which in their school becomes a sort of badge of honour: you have to be in 2nd grade to get one - so it's a big differentiator from the 1st graders!