Today was the 6th day of Field Days. This year instead of having 2 half day long field days in the heat one for K – 2 and the other for 3 – 5, we had 6 hour and a half field days, one for each grade. They did 4 activities – golf ball dive, snowcone relay, water race, and sack race. They got soaking wet in the golf ball dive (had to retrieve golf balls from bottom of water filled container and the water relay – fill a bucket with water by carrying it from big trashcan to bucket in a bowl with a hole in it. After those activities we had a full relay race. 4 boys and 4 girls from each class (they tried out in gym class) ran a relay around the track. Place ribbons were handed out. Then back to the gym for a snack bag with crackers, fruit, water, pencil, sticker, and ribbons.
The kids had fun and the teachers sure complained less. I hope we do it this way next year.