AH, the joy of play.
It was all over the faces of third, fourth and fifth graders at Alamosa Elementary on Friday. The kids participated in the school’s annual Field Day organized by P.E. teachers Jake Spencer and Jeremy Alonzo, who came up with the idea to have a fun activity day for the kids at the start of the school year and before everyone buckles down in the classroom.
AES 3-5 Principal Michelle Rudiboux-Wilson said the Field Day was born out of the COVID-19 pandemic. The school was accustomed to having an end-of-year activity day, but when COVID closed schools and there wasn’t an opportunity to have any end-of-year fun before summer break, the P.E. teachers came up with a new tradition.
The principal said having a Field Day the first week of school lets the kids have fun and creates a bonding and team-building experience for the teachers before the year gets going full steam.
“It was hard on everybody when the school shut down during COVID. We started last year with the Field Day and the kids love it and the teachers love it too. They can bond and connect and do some team-building things before we all really get started next week.”