Sunday, May 28, 2017
Cross country and the rest of the week
The school has managed to keep the event both fun (for those who aren't runners) and competitive (for those who are and who want to get good times). Our children are in the blue house - so they chose some blue things to wear and stand out. Some of the older kids really put a lot of effort to dress in their house colours. :-)
Hannah seems to be really good at short races. She is not too pleased with having to run this long one (over 4km). Here she is chatting away to her friend Grace. The social side of the event was much more important to Hannah. :-)
And they are off.
Beth and Hezekiah waiting patiently for their race to start.
Hezekiah did so very well. I thought I had spotted his spider man shirt coming in the field close to the front. He came in 6th. And as he is only 5 1/2 and it's for up to 7 year olds, I was very proud of him.
I was even more proud when he told me that he didn't stop. He ran the whole way. Every time they had practiced he tried to walk for less of the course. I had encouraged him to do a "Scout's pace" if he got tired. So if he wanted to walk, to only walk for the count of 10 and then try to run for at least the count of 10 again.
Well done Hezekiah.
Last year she came in at number 121 and so her goal was to beat that. I did point out to her that some of the older children had now left the school, so perhaps getting closer to 100 would be really good goal. Well, she surprised us all and came in at just 75! A brilliant effort Ruth. Well done.
And no surprise - Hannah was still chatting away to Grace when they came in. She did well though and came in at 133. There were a number of older children coming in after them, so it was a good effort from them.
Friday 26th: Primary assembly today and Hannah's class showed their Kea masks and wings. They learnt a lot about Kea on their school camp.
Ruth's class each read a bit about their favourite part of camp.
Just as the lady arrived today Asher had a 1 1/2 min Tonic Clonic. I'm always so grateful when they stop under 2 minutes.
Asher has not been wanting to eat her frankfurters and olives as much since her sore throat, so I thought this would be a great way to get them in. I added broccoli to hers too (which she loves) and she is so pleased with them. Which makes me so happy.
I have made at least a dozen of each (2 dozen of Asher's as they are a snack size - so she will eat 2 - 3 a day). They freeze really well and I just need to remember to take some out the freezer the night before. Thankfully they do all look different - so everyone knows what their own one looks like. There is no way Brendon will mistakenly take the ones with broccoli or olives in. :-)
Sunday 28th: Ruth having some fun with the dominoes this afternoon. :-)