Field trip update: the bus I was on had “only” thirty-three 7th graders. This was the group I stayed with during the entire trip; however, there were 3 other groups from our school of approximately the same size.
And I am happy to report that field trips with 7th graders are MUCH easier than field trips with 2nd graders. The noise level is about the same, but the kids are more responsible so it is less like herding cats. 😉