K-3 Field Day

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Two members of the “light blue team” – a grade 2 and a kindergarten boy

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On Wednesday, June 4th, the kindergarten to grade 3 students held their annual “field day” at the Gateway Recreational Centre in East Kildonan.

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A wide angle of the Gateway Community Center as seen from Gateway Rd.

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The Gateway Recreational Centre allows teachers the option of playing games either indoors or outdoors. As it turned out, the weather this year was sunny and beautiful so the students spent most of the day outside.

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Students enjoyed the warm, sunny June day

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All events for the day were team based and meant to be fun. Unlike the grade 4-8 track and field day, individual accomplishments were downplayed in favor of team competition and co-operation.

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The students were supervised by the K-3 classroom teachers – Sr. Anne (kindergarten), Mrs. Zulyniak (grade 1), Ms. Lutyj (grade 2), Mrs. Tycholis (grade 3), along with Ms. Karhut, Mr. Banias, and Mr. Picklyk. Each teacher was responsible for running one type of activity, and the students moved in small groups from activity to activity. Mr. Dedio organized everything and was available to help out as needed.

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Two of the adult supervisors – Mr. Banias and Mr. Dedio

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The students knew in advance they would be participating on different teams, and were pre-assigned to these teams based on the colour of shirt they were asked to wear. Each team had a mixture of students from K-3, and a letter was sent home to the parents asking them to dress their children in one of the following “team colours”: red, light blue, dark blue, white, grey, black, yellow, orange, purple, and green.

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A few of the students in the purple, yellow, and black groups

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The events in the morning were competitive and team based (such as tug of war), while the events in the afternoon were co-operative and meant to be fun (such as the parachute). There were 5 organized activities in the morning, and 3 in the afternoon.

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Students playing some of the competitive and co-operative events

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At lunch time parent volunteers served each of the students a barbequed hot-dog, vegetables, a slice of watermelon, a juice box, and a Freezie.

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 Students eating their lunch inside the community center

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The Gateway Recreational Center had readily accessible washrooms, which were very convenient for the younger students. It also had a fenced in play area, which some students used during their hour of free time.

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Students playing during their lunch hour

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Everything wrapped up early in the afternoon, and the students assembled inside the Gateway Recreational Centre for an awards ceremony. Team awards were given out for 5 different categories:

  • Most co-operative teams
  • Most encouraging teams
  • Best team spirit
  • Most colourful teams
  • Best organized teams

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There were 10 different teams of students, and 5 award categories. By giving an award to 2 teams for each category, every student “won” a team award.

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The K-3 field day appeared to be successful, and everyone involved seemed to enjoy the outing.

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Ms. Karhut collecting equipment at the end of the day

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