SOOOOOooooo much fun!!!
The students were very excited, and it sounded like all five groups (9-10 kids per group, and two adults each) had a blast.
My own group ventured past the museum (just walking along the outside was impressive), and down philosopher's walk to Hart House, my very favourite places in the whole world when I was in University. I led them on a personal tour of the House, but not before we had measured the circumference of a tree trunk outside! (Indeed, we had noticed the rich variety of tree species already on the walk through campus from the subway: Weeping willows danced with magnificent oaks while ginkos, maples and others lined our path.)
While downtown, we also enjoyed some home-made ice cream at Greg's, checked out a gaggle of grads streaming across the field in front of Convocation Hall, and played at a large playground somewhere south of Bloor, before heading west again by subway to Islington to catch the bus back to school. It was really lovely to be able to move about at our own pace, not tied down to a specific tour or large group schedule.
I'd have to agree with my colleagues who were unanimous in their proclamations as we lounged around, debriefing in my classroom after school: Best field trip ever!