Alan and his classmates continued their busy month of May today at the annual Kindergarten “Picnic at the Park.” I joined the kids as a volunteer supervisor at their field trip to Highland Heights Park. It was a near perfect day weather-wise.
Parents arrived around 9:00 to begin setting up for the Kindergartener’s field day, and the kids arrived on buses around 9:30. Alan was partnered with Maddie for the day, and they were assigned to group 5. Natalee – Alan’s former preschool classmate – was also in their group.
I was assigned to playground supervision duty, and Alan’s group was sent to my “center” first — the best in the eyes of 6-year olds. Alan loved it, as the Highland Heights Park is known for its daring climbing opportunities.
The kids all wore their green Mayfield shirts, that read “I am a Mayfield Wildcat” on the front and “Class of 2029” on the back.
After finishing climbing, Alan and Maddie tried out the seesaw. They had a nice flow going!
Alan then rotated through stations that included tag, soccer, an obstacle course and even temporary tattoos before it was time for lunch and playground free time.
At lunch Alan sat with his best buddy Xavier. His Donald Duck and Goofy temporary tattoos can be seen on his left hand. 🙂
After lunch Alan proceeded to the kickball, chalk-drawing, hoola-hoop, and bean bag toss stations. Eventually I was able to leave the playground and meet up with him. He ended the day at the bubble station with Sam, which turned out to be a lot of laughs.
From there, the kids went back to school around 1:45 to pack up and head home on their buses. I met Alan when he got off the bus and we made a special Tuesday afternoon trip to McDonald’s for some extra time together. It was a great day!