Sunday, June 26, 2011

School "Rec"

I don't know if other schools do this, but every year each class at our school has a "recreation" day where the children, parents and teacher get together and do something. Although it is completely up to the parents as to what to do the standard seems to be play dodgeball, eat, then go home. Today it was my son's class's turn and despite there only being 12 children in his class the participants swelled to over 40 by the time the parents and siblings all joined in. Plastic bottle bowling was followed by dodgeball then food and finally a "pull the string and find out what kind of snack you have won" kind of game. There was then an impromptu game of basketball with the fathers while the mothers sat around drinking coffee and slagging off about the teacher (who had slunk off to the teachers room).
Despite the fact that we had to be there by 9:30am on a Sunday and we didn't come home till after 2pm it was actually quite a nice day. It is interesting watching all the different families and how they interact and nice to see the kids literally run around for an entire day. It was also good to hear that all the other parents are a little worried about the direction this class is going in and that they would like to do something to put them back in line a bit. I'm guessing it will be an early night for all tonight!


  1. Wow - Emily as as tall as half the mums!!

  2. Birgit8:39 pm

    What a nice idea! I would love to have this in our kids´ school too!

    Love Birgit

  3. I really like this idea! I wish our school did this.

    And I was thinking the same thing too, your daughter and also your son are so wonderfully tall. : )

    Sounds like an awesome way to spend a Sunday.