The fun from Field Day!!
Today was our day for Field Day!! What fun! We used to do a field day that was all competition. Then points were added together to determine first, second, and third grade places and those students got special ribbons. Everyone got a participation ribbon. Then with staff changes we turned field day into a day of all non-competitive events and everyone got participation ribbons. But there was no recognition for individuals since nothing was competitive.
Now we have had more staff changes and have switched field day again! We have several events that are non-competitive like tug-of-war & 4 square. But we also have competitions too so those kids can be recognized for their talents. And we have added some inflatables!!! What an incredibly fun day!!
We had the bounce house, slide, and bungee run. Needless to say, the kids had an absolute blast! The weather was wonderful-warm and breezy. And I think there was something for everyone- games to compete for fun, competitions, and inflatables for fun only and no competition.
How do you do field day? I really like the way we do it now. I didn't like doing away with competitions entirely. Those students deserve to shine in those areas too. But I also like that now we have some fun competitions for those that don't feel as successful at that. And of course, who wouldn't like just a day to play on inflatables????