This is my first year teaching and I am in second grade. Our grade level chair has planned this field trip. The cost is $40!! We have to get charter buses b/c of the distance. This price doesn't include lunch! We are driving a hour and a half to visit a petting zoo and butterfly garden. The trip is in October and most of my kids have told me they cant go b/c of the cost. I work in a school that is 85% free lunch. We also have pictures coming up that are $45 for the smallest package not to mention our school wide fund raiser that is currently going on. It is $$$!! She wants to have another expensive field trip in December and trust me once she makes up her mind there is no changing it. Dont get me wrong I am all for field trips and taking kids who never get to travel places, but during our times right now I feel this is a bit much. She said NO when the other teachers suggested a bake sale or school store to help fund the trip. Anyone else have this problem? Just needed to vent!