We are slowly, but surely, winding down to the end of the school year. And that means Field Day was held last week.
Brian and I were talking about how much Field Day has changed over the years since we were kids. When I was in elementary school, Field Day was an all day event. I don't think we went into a classroom at all, unless it was for lunch. No... I take that back. I think we even had bag lunches outside that day.
Field Day was full of games, contests, races, and organized sports. Kickball was my favorite. 4 Square tournaments? The best!
And we got ribbons. Yes, everyone got a participation day ribbon, but we actually had ribbons for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd. Since I wasn't athletic, I don't remember winning very many placement ribbons, but I certainly was happy for my friends that did.
Now Field Day is a 1 to 2 hour event. No ribbons or winners. But still fun for the kids.
You can definitely tell and improvement over the last few years with Jayce's endurance and muscle tone. He might have come in last in the 50 yd Dash, but he certainly wasn't lagging behind all the other kids like usual.
And when it came to the sack races, slow and steady was the way to go. He didn't fall over once!
Jocelyn wasn't interested in watching the big kids. She had her heart set on crawling towards the playground or the black top. The two places she wasn't allowed to go.
Jayce still has a hard time dealing with his parents at school.
He wouldn't smile for the camera or talk to us. In his world, parents and school just don't mix. He's afraid I will get him in trouble by talking to him.
Jayce did a great job as lead in the relay race!
Afterwards when all the kids were getting drinks, I snuck a pic of Jayce hanging out with his classmates. His friend Dominick saw I had my camera out and gathered a group of kids for a picture.
I'm not going to lie; this school year has been rough. Definitely the hardest on Jayce so far (and I'm not even talking about academics).
We are looking forward to closing the book on Second Grade and moving to a different class next year that will better fit his needs.