Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Owen's Field Day

The school has a Field Day for all of the grades K and up and they do all of the activities in the afternoon.  The school is split up into teams with a teacher leader and a couple of students from each grade level.  Owen happened to be on a team with his teacher Mrs. Hay as his leader!  One of my friends stayed at my house with my napping kids so I could go watch Owen and be a part of his fun afternoon. (That is him running in the Blue Jays hat).
The activity I got there for was a relay with water pouring.  The kids had to go fill up cups and run them to another teammate, pour the water into their cup, and then that child went to fill up a bucket.  Lots of chaos but looked like lots of fun!
It was hot.  Owen's team won.  How do you celebrate/ manage the two?!!?  Put some water in your hat to try to cool you off!!!
Love that face!  Think he is cooled off now?!?!
Next game, 4-way beach volleyball.  That was complete chaos!!!
Not sure if you are suppose to run with the ball in volleyball but there was SO much going on that no one noticed!  He ran the ball close to the net so he could volley it and score!  Didn't take him long to figure out how to score a point or two! : )
Another game was another race that took team work.  The whole team would stand in a couple of hoops and then have to walk up a hoop at a time as a student ran a hoop from the back to the front for everyone to move.
This game took turns have different grades in charge of moving hoops.  It was great to have the big kids rely on and cheer on the younger grades!  This was another win for Owen's team!!!
Which meant more celebrating and more cooling off!!!
The hats weren't holding enough water so some of the kids just starting putting their heads in the water buckets!!
There was also a watermelon break in-between some of the rotations.  Yummy!!!
Inside there were two games, an obstacle course and a ping pong game.  Outside there were some other games I didn't get pictures of like a ball throw and bean bag toss.
After spending the first half of the afternoon outside in the heat, I was thankful to have our last couple of games inside where we could cool off!!!
Usually when I volunteer at the school I just spend time in one of the kids' classrooms.  Here I got to be outside and amongst all of the kids.  It was a great way to see a representation of the 33 different nationalities that are represented at this school.  A great reminder of one of the perks of the expat life we are living, having our kids exposed to different beliefs and ways of life in a way they wouldn't be if we lived in the States!
What an amazing afternoon with Owen and his school!  Next year I'll be busier running back and forth between Owen and Addyson and all of the fun they will be having!

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