As they waited for Field day to start, their teacher had them huddle up. Can you tell her husband is a coach?! ;)
Field Day is not like it was when I was a kid...at least not at this school. They do 8 relay races with 10 kids in each relay. Basically, every kid participates 4 times each. By this grade they are picking the ones they want to participate in, but in kindergarten the teacher usually just randomly selects the kids and events. She was the anchor in one of the races - hurdles. Which doesn't really mean anything at this grade level, it just happens to be where she was in line. ;)
Between races, her class was cheering on their classmates. There are 10 second grade classes in her school and there have always been 10 or 11 classes per grade level, so for the past 2 years she's been in the classes that receive the blanket participant ribbon. This year she was determined to actually place. Her whole class was keeping track of every win they had and were pretty confident they were in first place.
Tents and hurdles...I think it was called the Manning challenge because they had to throw and catch a football at the end. ;)
I was hoping maybe she had gotten Brandon's genes...but alas, she did not! ;)
At the end of all the sports relays they had a teacher only activity. The teachers had one minute to get 10 spinning things into a bucket.
You should have heard all the cheering! Basically 200 second graders were cheering for their teachers! It was really fun to watch. Although, as I look at this picture, it looks like Mackenzie's class is just watching and hoping Mrs. Russel win. ;)
We took a class picture just before they left. Such a sweet group of kids.
Mrs. Russell told them to hold up their fingers since they were number one as far as they were concerned. The scores hadn't been tallied, so they weren't positive. We took a picture anyway!
And sure enough, Mackenzie walked out of school an hour later holding a blue ribbon! She was so excited and immediately hung it up on her picture board in her bedroom. ;)