We went to the beach. I know, you’re thinking, wow this class goes on a lot of field trips. This is true. Most of these, however, are with other classes, which means my class generally goes along with what the general education classes have already planned. This time was different though. My class, we planned our own trip this time. Well, let’s be honest, the only planning I did was deciding was putting in a field trip request form and then deciding that we were going to take the MUNI city bus all the way to the ocean and then getting off there. What we were going to do once we got out there, that was entirely up in the air.

It turned out pretty amazing though. The students loved looking for sand dollars and drawing in the sand. they loved making strange forts and houses with the sticks. And they loved piling the sand into what they called volcanoes. Of course our ghetto school lunch picnic was also the bomb. What a great day!

A beachy photo adventure:

This past weekend was Bay to Breakers! Interestingly enough, this race is “an annual footrace operated by Wasserman Events and has run continuously for over 100 years as a staple to the City by the Bay. With a starting point near the San Francisco Bay, a few blocks from The Embarcadero, the 12K race runs west through the city and finishes at the Great Highway where breakers crash onto the Pacific Coast’s Ocean Beach. A quintessential San Francisco experience since 1912, the race is interwoven into the fabric of the city and is a true reflection and celebration of life between the breakers and the Bay.”

It’s so unqiue that this crazy race has been going on for more than 100 years! I have no idea if the runners and celebrators back then were as crazy back then but if you joined in this past Sunday, you sure get a sense of San Francisco at its very finest when it comes to creativity and openness. I mean, who doesn’t like wearing crazy costumes and prancing around all of San Francisco for an entire day. Besides, the cops appeared to be way more lenient this year, which led to more fun!

A bay-to-breakers photo adventure: