2 - June 8, 2012 | Salem Community Patriot North Salem Elementary School Field Day (Rt 28) 352 S. Broadway Team red at the bean bag toss. T e sponge race.
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Team red playing leaky cup. A student jumps a hurdle on the obstacle course.
by Susan Miner The kids of the North Salem Elementary School had perfect weather for their Field Day on June 1. It was originally scheduled for May 30 but was rescheduled due to possible rain. The staff had a full day of activities planned for the kids. There were a lot of parents who volunteered their time to make this day a success. There were several adults assigned to each event to organize the kids and help keep track of which group won. For the events during the
fi rst part of the day all of the grades were combined and the kids were split into many groups, then each group broke into three teams indicated by colors. Kids wore t-shirts that corresponded to their team color - the colors being red, white and blue. The morning events consisted of basketball free throwing in the gymnasium, a race of sorts entitled beach day where there were various beach items (arm fl oaties, beach towel, beach ball and sunglasses) set in four stations along a course that each child had to pick up, put on and run around a cone then take off each item placing it back in the appropriate station before returning to the fi nish line to tag their team mate to go next. There was a tire roll, an obstacle course, a pail stacking contest, a bean bag challenge, a memory game played with Frisbees marked on the underside with each teams colors and each team could only collect their own colored Frisbee. There was a fi sh fl ing where kids had to throw a stuffed fi sh into a pool at the end of the fi eld, then retrieve the fi sh then run back and tag their teammate, then fi nally a challenge named sponge where each team had to fi ll a bucket down course by carrying a sponge they had fi lled with water and ringing it out in the bucket. Morning events fi nished up and the kids took a well-earned
break and had some lunch before coming back outside for the balance of the day’s events. The afternoon events were composed of the leaky cup game where each team tried to fi ll their bucket as each member took their turn with a cup with a hole in the bottom. They fi lled the cup with water and ran it to the bucket. There was a parachute where the group of kids were arranged around a parachute, they simultaneously lifted the edges then quickly brought it to the ground fi lling it with air, they also shook the parachute vigorously about waist high while a volunteer threw beach balls on it. It looked like a popcorn popper. There was an over/under challenge where the teams were lined up and each team got a ball. It started at the front of the line the fi rst team member would pass the ball over their head to the team member behind them, that member then passed it to the following team member under their legs, and so on. There were relays where the kids wore brightly colored giant foam feet on strings and tried to race around a cone while keeping the giant feet on, then there was the javelin throw for longest distance. The next event was possibly the most anticipated of the day. It was the balloon toss between the fi fth grade students and the faculty members. Each student was paired up with a member of the faculty and then given a balloon fi lled with water. They started only a few feet apart and with each throw got further and further apart until there was only one student/faculty team left. The entire school was assembled on the baseball fi eld in front of the school for this event where they cheered for a favorite staff member or friend during each round. Principal Wilkins fi nished off the day by bringing frozen treats compliments of the PTA onto the fi eld for all the volunteers and thanked them for all their time.
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