The second graders were fortunate to get to go on two, sought-after, lottery-selected field trips this week—one day apart! On Monday, they toured the Guide Dogs for the Blind in San Rafael, following up on their classroom learning about the lives of Helen Keller and Louis Braille and the different kinds of blindness and how vision-impaired people navigate the world. "On the field trip, we got to see how these wonderful canines are born, raised, trained, and then paired with their human partners," said teacher Ruth Rosenthal. "Our students are true experts now," she added. On Tuesday, the class visited the San Francisco Botanical Gardens as part of their learning about flowers and their life cycles.