Photo by Heather Middleton
By Curt Yeomans
A Morrow Elementary School first-grader, Sanyhia Goggins, had mixed emotions about the school year coming to an end, as she dug her feet deep into a sandbox to find some marbles.
On the one hand, Goggins, 7, said she gets to spend time with her stepsister in Savannah this summer. But, on the other hand, she will not be in school every day.
"I'll miss school, because you get to learn everyday," Goggins said.
Morrow Elementary spent Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday holding "Field Days," which essentially are a big, end-of-the-year party, for the school's 498 students.
Theresa Wheeler, the school's physical education teacher, said "Field Days" are always during the second-to-last week of school, so they will not conflict with awards ceremonies, held during the last week of school.
"This is just a really good chance for them to have some fun at the end of the school year," Wheeler said. "They've worked hard all year, so why not give them a chance to unwind, and enjoy themselves."
During "Field Days," students get to play at "wet stations," such as sliding down a "SpongeBob SquarePants" water slide, and a fireman's challenge, where they ride tricycles across the school's basketball court, while holding cups of water on their heads, and avoiding a teacher shooting water at them, from a garden hose.
The youths also get to play at some "dry stations," including a game of "Tug of War," an obstacle course, and bubble-blowing challenges.
"I liked the 'wet stations' just because you get to get wet," said first-grader, Jada Davidson, 7.
"I liked collecting the marbles, because you got to put your feet in the sand," said Sanyhia Goggins. "I've collected 11 marbles, so far."