Today we had our field day and it was a frenzy of activity. The kids were so excited when they came in and were all hyped up. Thankfully we started first thing in the morning at 9:00! Our field day theme was Alice in Wonderland which was such a fun theme for all the games. My kids were split into teams of four to participate in various games around the schools field all morning.
We went around to 20 different stations including "Pin the smile to the cheshire cat" (pin the tale on the donkey) "Down the rabbit hole" (race on scooters) "Eat me, Drink me" (snack and water break), " Painting the roses red" (sidewalk chalk) "You're late you're late!" (running obstacle course), Tweedle Dee's (3 legged race), "Mad Hatter's tea party race" (water game that required students to fill up tea cups and pass on to their team mates), etc. The Mad Hatter's tea party was their favorite game because they got wet from a sprinkler hose and cooled off!
Field day lasted until 11:45 and my students really did well playing and being great sports but it was a long morning. My students are used to their routine and were super hungry since we usually have lunch at 11:00 and tired from being outside. I don't think I've ever seen them so tuckered out.
At 11:45 we went back inside to cool down, eat a snack, and read. Then we went to lunch at 12:30 and made a field day book that was super cute! I know I got it off a blog but I have it on my school computer and can't share with you right now (sorry!). Then we got to watch the movie Alice in Wonderland for the rest of the afternoon. I had a few really sleepy friends but everyone managed to stay awake...they needed a video...it would have been a very hard day without one.
It ended up being a great day but I'm so happy it is done with-it exhausts me to be outside for half the day chasing around 18 kids! Props to P.E. teachers!
2 days left until SPRING BREAK! Yes, I need a count down! :)