it was an overcast breezy friday morning. field day, aka water fun day, started at 7:50 for the third and fifth graders. coach farr blew the air horn to let all the classes know it was time to begin.
max's class started at the noodle chasing event. four kids came out, grabbed a pool noodle and stood at a corner of the square course. when the whistle was blown, they had to all run clockwise and try to catch the person in front of them with the noodle. max was fast on his first turn, but the girl in front of the boy he was chasing was pretty slow, so she got tagged first. the next couple turns he had, he was the first to tag someone.
(the kids were entertaining, but so was the dad in the blue shirt. he came out with his headphones on dancing to the music playing in his head. and during this event, he decided to take off sprinting half way across the field and back.)
the next event, the boys formed a circle around one trash can and the girls around another and they raced to see who could get all of the balls inside their can first. max made a few baskets he was pretty proud of.
the third event gets the award for lamest field day event ever. the kids had to take a jersey out of the bucket of water and hurry over to hang it on the volleyball net. once they were all hung up, they had to go, one at a time, to take them all down.
event number four involved water and frisbees and filling a bucket that no one ever measured. their teacher was off at the last event, so about half way through, some of the kids lost interest and started to wander off to the grass. when their teacher came back, he got upset with them and had to talk to all of them. which made max want to go home because that made him mad when they weren't really doing anything wrong.
luckily they got otter pops next so he forgot about being mad.
(mrs. conlin taking a group photo)
from there they did the sponge over the head, squeeze the leftover water into a bucket event.
coach wayne came over and placed jacob in the trash can. he didn't mind it one bit.
the newer kid in class caught a glimpse of the next event with mr. agae and was a bit nervous with how wet he was getting everyone. (he's the one in the green shirt hiding behind the other boy) it's pretty funny how they all act like they don't want to get sprayed, but then they stand down by the pool until he notices them and then soaks them good.
most of the students knew that when this event was coming to an end, it was time to line up along the side of the school for mr. agae to spray them all, leaving their dry body shapes on the wall.
most of the class didn't even participate in the next event because they were wet and cold. it was another sponge/water/bucket event. (just FYI... max participated in every event until the air horn was blown to move on to the next one)
next they got to ride the little scooter things while trying to carry water from one bucket to the next with a funnel plugged with a finger to keep the water from coming out.
then the last event of the day was with the bouncy balls. instead of just racing down a line and back, they raced in a circle this time.
max is a pretty skilled ball bouncer. i'm pretty sure he would have been a pretty skilled field day long jumper, 400 meter dasher and rope tugger too, but we won't find that out just yet. after five years of working with water and sponges, he could probably make some pretty good money washing cars this summer.