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We Had a Field Day!

Posted 05-18-2010 at 04:39 PM by Mrs. C

Literally. It was wonderful weather - maybe a bit on the heated side - but the clouds I ordered in for this afternoon made it tolerable.

Of course, the most important thing that I try to instill in my students each year is their sportsmanship. It is important to me and I want them to know how to lose and win gracefully.

However, there is this ugly side of me that rears out its head every year when we get to the Tug Of War. I would hate for anyone to get hurt, but I would really like to see my students give the rope a strong yank and have the opposing team fall like dominos. Each year I try to stay calm, but much to my dismay (and probably the dismay of parents and my own students), I get a little too into it.

This year, I thought I would be in charge of videoing the event. This way, knowing my words and voice would be on tape, would diffuse me from letting the competitive beast out.

It didn't work. Now I have it documented and a vivid visual and vocal reminder just how I act during the Tug Of War event. And we didn't win, but I really am okay with that.

Really. There's always next year. Training will start tomorrow.
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