Although our day didn't go as planned, and we were understandably disappointed by the cancellation of our field day, two of the K/1 teachers decided to use the day as a learning opportunity. Often in life, we have plans, and they don't always turn out the way we had hoped. Learning to be flexible and realizing that we are the only ones who can change our outlook on life are lessons we all have to learn at some point. Today, we decided to turn our day around and reinforce these character traits within our students.
We started our day as normal, word work, calendar, read to buddy, etc...but then at 9 am, we brought the kids together and told them that today was not just going to be an ordinary day. We filled the day with cooperative exercises. Groups designed aluminum foil boats, built domes using toothpicks and gumdrops, and got artistic with shaving cream.