The weather couldn't have been better for FISW's recent Sports Day, where students in First Steps through Grade 5 participated in a variety of activities in mixed-age groups. The day began with student teams deciding on a name before participating in a school-wide warmup dance to the song "whip-nae-nae," with a few added moves, including jumping jacks, high knees and air punches.
From there, everyone was off to the many different activity stations, which included games, challenges, and opportunities to improve personal bests in jumping, running and throwing. The PYP concept of "How we Organize Ourselves" was incorporated into the event as students discussed with their teams who would play what roles – recorders, safety coordinators and peer mentors – at each station.
The students were happy, and understood the purpose of the day by showing care, and making sure everyone was included. Because of the exemplary student organization and engagement, teachers were able to participate as well.
The event ended with a whole-school reflection and it was clear that everybody had both participated in, and thoroughly enjoyed, the physical activity – something to make a P.E. teacher's heart sing!
Story contribution by FISW Physical Education teacher, Lori Nolte