Wednesday, June 09, 2010

Jog-a-Thon, Take 2

The school jog-a-thon happened today. As you might recall, it was scheduled for a couple weeks ago but a torrential downpour caused a reschedule. We all held our breaths knowing it needed to happen rain or shine today. The forecast? It called for rain. Of course.

Onward we went. It rained last night but I woke to no rain this morning. I watched the sky as the clouds came and went. It got very dark looking as the kids and I left for the school. As we were setting up, the sun broke through and I even briefly thought about taking off my jacket.

The kids all came out onto the field and we were off and running! I was in charge of the water table for the younger grades and that kept me moving the entire time. The kids were great although a few of them looked like the needed someone to be looking into affordable life insurance rates for them. We would encourage those kids to walk for a lap instead of running.

I was so busy I didn't notice the winds kicking up until water cups started getting blown around. One look at the sky and I knew.......we were in for it. The question was: would it hold off for another 20 minutes?

Three minutes later, we had our answer. The rain started falling hard and fast. Kids started running back to their teachers and then moving towards their classrooms. We were 45 minutes into the hour event. Not bad considering the weather we have been having for weeks and weeks.
We started cleaning things up and I went into the field to start picking up discarded cups. Needless to say, I was drenched by the time all was said and done.

On the plus side, the kids seemed to have a really good time and since it's a half day, they won't have to stay in wet clothes too long. :)

Next up in my commitment list is a walking field trip to the library for Kelton's class tomorrow (and again, rain is the weather of the day), a PTO meeting tomorrow night and then Field Day Monday. School is out for the summer next Tuesday.

1 comment:

Mimi said...

wow your school is in for a long time....ours were out Friday the 4th