This outstanding resource is a collection of over 20 successful field day themes submitted by dedicated physical educators nationwide. The book is organized by contributors and the field days are presented as a whole from start to finish. The ideas in this book are endless! You wont know which field day to start with!
Field Day is a special year-end day of activities at many elementary schools across our nation. Field days have many variations:
- They can last all day or half day.
- Students can participate in classroom groups, mixed teams, or individual carnival-style formats. • Students can compete for prizes (competitive) or personal satisfaction (non-competitive). • Some field days have a special theme or no theme at all.
No matter what the style or format, successful field days take quite a bit of time and energy to organize. At our school, we create a new theme and choose appropriate activities so that no two years are alike. Personally, I get my best ideas while taking a shower. Well, after 14 years, there isnt much hot water left! But, with the help of the Sportime internet listserv, P.E. Talk, I have been able to share ideas with other physical education teachers worldwide. Anyone have any ideas for a water field day? I need help with a track and field day! I am looking for new activity ideas! Veteran teachers and first-year teachers alike are constantly looking for help with organizing and implementing this annual event. Throughout these on-line discussions, many physical education teachers and recreation program leaders have mentioned the need for a general book of ready-made field day ideas. Just think what a valuable resource a book of this type could be! At the very least, it could help us decrease our utility bills on hot water showers.
So this book, Field Day Survival Guide, is a collection of successful field day themes, activities, and helpful hints submitted by dedicated physical educators nationwide. The book is organized by contributors and the field days are presented as a whole from start to finish. Now you can implement a new field day without having to piece it together from different resources.
Many of the contributors have included samples of memos, schedules, and awards. It is always difficult and time consuming to put letters together. The memo examples can aid all of us in writing our own memos to staff members, parents, and volunteers. Reproducible pages of sample bookmarks, certificates, and other field day graphics are ready to use. These pre-made field days will save valuable time and energy.
As mentioned before, our school uses a carnival style format with the students participating individually (or with partners) in games at their own pace. Other field day examples use activities where small groups of students move from station to station.
The Field Day Survival Guide is a wonderful example of our professional teamwork. We saw a need for a field day resource and pooled our ideas to accomplish the task of making one. The ideas in this book are endless! I dont know which field day to start with!!
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