As I have mentioned in my previous post, the school olympics was divided into two parts. The first part was the non-competition part where the bigger kids enjoy a variety of games while the little kids are competing inside the gymnasium. The second part for the bigger kids are the actual competition and the group competition toward the end.
My son was very worried about the long jump because he have never done it before. We told him to just enjoy the game and do the best he can. I mean it doesn't really matter but I guess for the kids, it is a big deal to do really well especially that their parents are watching.
My daughter is a a happy go lucky gal, she just compete to have fun. She doesn't really care if she win or lose. Most of the times, she loses but I like the fact that it doesn't bother her. This is the last year that my daughter is participating to the games, next year they will be the facilitators and helpers. I can't believe she will be in 8th grade already, my oh my, where did the time go? I can still remember so vividly when I first drop her off to school when she was in kindergarten. I felt so sick of leaving her there, I wanted to hurl when I got home.
My son will be in 6th grade this year so he still have a couple of years before he goes to Madonna High School. Tuition fee is getting so expensive but we are happy to send them to a place where we think is best for them not only for their educational growth but spiritually and socially.
The tug of war is always the fun game. It's funny seeing parents cheer on their kids. This year, girls competed versus boys and the girls dominated which is not surprising because the girls outnumbered the boys.
Instead of giving out certificate to the winners, they gave out candy bars which I thought was a great surprise. My son said, he preferred certificates as he can keep them but I told him that he can enjoy the sweets!
I think my son was very happy of his performance. He shared the candies he collected for winning with us.
It was another year of fun for all of the students, teachers, parents, family, and friends. I wish my Mom could watch my children play the school olympics. It would be different next year. I am feeling a bit sad already thay daughter will be in highschool soon. I am not sure why I am feeling this way but I think it has to do with the fact that she is slowly transforming into a different person, not the little girl anymore that I used to take pictures of no matter what she does. Now, I have to ask permission to take picture of her and for posting it ha ha. Oh well, part of growing up.
It's refreshing to see kids running, jumping and having fun. The candy prizes are cute. Kids grow up so fast. They will love looking back on these photo when they get older.ReplyDelete
Aww they look like they had so much fun! I remember loving School Olympics back in my elementary school days so it's awesome that schools are still doing it!ReplyDelete
How wonderful that your kids school does an event like this and even more awesome that they participated! They are great kids.ReplyDelete
My son is returning to Public School on Monday so he is preparing for the School Olympics as he didn't go last year and he didn't want to fail at it.ReplyDelete
This looks like a fun event! I love the concentration on the kids' faces. You got some great shots!ReplyDelete
It looks like they had so much fun. I have to speak with someone at my sons school to see if they can start implementing this each year.ReplyDelete
Your kids and the others seemed to be having a great time. I love a good tug of war battle and sack race.ReplyDelete
It looks like your family had a great time. Our school does something similar in the spring and my kiddo absolutely loves it. I'm glad your son relax enough to do the long jump. It looks like he had a lot of fun.ReplyDelete
Those school olympics look like a ton of fun. Kids move on and grow up whether we are ready or not. It goes too fast. Good luck to your daughter in high school.ReplyDelete
So nice to see how active your kids are in school. Supporting them to excel on their chosen sport is always important to build their confidence and sportsmanship. Way to go sis.ReplyDelete
I think it's great that your daughter has a relaxed mindset about competing in GameS. But it sounds like your son did very well for himself.ReplyDelete
How fun! I miss this! Back here in the PH we have intramurals and it's similar to this. I always thought it's a great way to allow the kids to be active and have fun! A good break from the lessons.ReplyDelete
I used to love track and field days at school! I think it's a great way to let loose some energy and get the blood flowing!ReplyDelete
That's so much fun! Activities like this keep the kids together and they all have a great time as well. I really like your daughter's attitude towards winning.ReplyDelete
Nice to see such sports being encouraged by schools. It is a great fun opportunity for all. The current scenario where smart phones and video games rule the roost, it is heartening to see kids participating in sports with such enthusiasm.ReplyDelete
It's great that the kids are enjoying the activities. They can learn a lot during this time.ReplyDelete
This looks like such a blast! I love that they get candy bar medals!ReplyDelete
My kids love gym class too. It's great to encourage kids to stay physically active. It's so important for their physical well being!ReplyDelete
How fun! I love using this to also teach kids about the actually Olympics! Gives them some hands on learning ;)ReplyDelete