I worked the Long Distance Throwing station along with a good friend of mine. We had sentimental fun reminiscing about working the basketball station when our kids were in Kindergarten. Her daughter and my son came out with their class and there they were…partners for Jelly Bean Day.
We had Kindergarten, as well as First and Second Grade visiting our station. It’s such fun to see everyone. Once the student completes the task, we (parent volunteers) fill in the appropriate circle on their sheet and they go on their merry way. And it is quite merry! They can go to the stations in any order that they want, and they “cash” in their points for jelly beans. At the end of the afternoon the fifth grade class faced off in a tug of war and the winning class then faced off against the teachers. Every year. Teachers rule!
I am now tired.
But did I tell you about my morning? At 10:30-11:30 a.m. I went in to school to help the second graders during Cougars on the Prowl. It was a 45 minute walk/run to benefit the school. Kids raised enough donations for new playground renovations. It was a new PTO project (instead of catalog sales) and it raised over $13,000. Very successful. The kids had a great time walking/running. For each lap, they had a card that got checked off so the winner of each grade was recognized. The teachers kept up the pace too. The school mascot was chasing the kids or giving them big high fives. A local police officer walked the whole time too which the kids just loved.
I am now exhausted.
Tomorrow, our son has a picnic with his class and the other 2 second grade classes. No parent volunteers needed.
Tomorrow. I will. Do. Laundry. Or. Cook.