Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Field Day Frenzy


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! :)


  1. Sounds fun! Our field day is in May and it is an all day event. =)
    Daisy Days for Learning

    1. A whole day-whoa! You are such a trooper! Florida is way too hot inMay or to do it all day long. Thanks for being a reader!

  2. I love Field Day!!! I don't think my school does it though. :(

    Marvelous Multiagers!

    1. Aww that is a shame! It is so much fun to do extra school things!

  3. Hi Jess,
    Your web page is so darn cute! I REALLY BADLY want to work on this over the summer months. Do you have any advice for someone who's just getting started? Do you recommend any classes in designing web pages? Do you use a Mac or a PC? I know you can purchase graphics but what exactly can you do with it? What limitations are there?
    Thanks in advance! I'm hoping to use my summer to get good at this and hopefully start putting stuff out there for other teachers to use.
    Thanks so much!
    Meenal in 1st in Ohio

    1. Hey! Thanks so much girl! I will help you with anything that I can...I think you have e-mailed me before but I was swamped with work so email me again and I'll respond to everything over spring break. Some of my advice is stay positive, keep it relevant, write in your own words...people want to hear your voice, comment on other peoples blog, have giveaways, and create some free materials. I haven't taken any classes in web design but if your not a learn as you go person you might want to. I use a Mac but there are a lot of people you use PCs. Most graphics that you purchase will tell you how you can use them and you might have to buy a license. If you are looking to make stuff for TPT there is a great document when you go on there on how to start selling. Hope this helps answer some questions for you and again email me if you have anymore!
      Good luck and thanks for reading!