Last year, we had the Fun Day before our AIMS testing to pump up the kids. This year, we decided to have it as an award, after the AIMS testing was finished.
Our students are divided into teams. The teams are the names of our colleges in Arizona. For Fun Day, the teams rotate from station to station.
In the morning, our students attend all of their classes for a shorter period of time. After we have our 2 lunch periods at an earlier time, we begin the Fun Day rotations.
Our two coaches, Shani Kmetko and Chris Hannah, really help organize the rotations. Also, our testing coordinator, Cristal Bradley did all the scheduling. We have 5 physical activities and one rotation is a 25 minute cartoon video. We have 2 elective teachers at each station who are in charge of keeping that station up and running and helping the core teachers organize their students. Each student on each team has to sign up for 2 events. We do not give prizes. They earn the right to attend Fun Day by working hard and behaving during the 5 days of testing.
I am attaching our schedules so you will have an idea how to plan a fun day or a field day at your school.
We encourage the students to wear sunscreen, hats and bring bottled water.
Picture 1: Coach Kmetko Pic 2: Coach Hannah Pic 3: Basketball Pic 4: kickball Pic 5: soccer Pic 6: tug of war Pic 7: movie Pic 8: volleyball
Next year, we will have our rotations in the morning. It got a little "warm" during the afternoon.