Monday, May 14, 2012

Signs of the End of the Year

One of the big signs that the school year is coming to a close is the annual field day.  Although it is not my favorite event (I'm not an outdoor-sy kind of girl), the P.E. teacher at my school does a fabu job of coordinating our event.

Our school does field day for the fun of physical activity rather than making it about the competition.  Each grade level has a scheduled two hour block of time to go out to the playground and gym.  We stay together as a class and move from center to center.  Each of the centers is run by fifth grade students (They love the power of it all!).

This year our theme was Olympics, so we got to compete in a variety "track and field" type events.  But first the opening ceremonies...
There was a torch relay leading out to the outdoor events.

Our first event was "gymnastics" on the indoor equipment...
This equipment is a once a year treat, and I am so glad there were mats because my kids were throwing themselves all over the place!

Then the "triathlon"...
where we "swim," "bike," and "run" with scooters.

Then a little golf...

(Did you know golf is making its comeback to the Olympics in 2016?  My new fact for the day!)

Then we went outside for some Olympic ring toss...
and "track and field"...
and finally, the good-ole tug'o'war...
After an afternoon of lots of physical exertion, popsicles were enjoyed by all...
 And field day is down in the books for the 2011-2012 school year!

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