Lincoln Street School Field Day connects sports and science
By Nance Ebert, Contributing Writer
Northborough- The weather was picture perfect as the students, faculty and volunteers held their annual Field Day at the Lincoln Street School June 6.
“I like to use my field day as an end of the year event showcasing many of the different activities taught during my classes as well as some activities just for fun,” said physical education teacher Patricia M. Rollins.
This year was the first year that grades 3 to 5 participated in the theme “STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) in Sports.” The younger students in kindergarten through 2nd grade were involved with activities that were inspired by Dr. Seuss books.
“This year I wanted to tie our annual Field Day event into the common core, which focuses primarily on math and English language arts and can be extended to all school subjects, including physical education. Reading and math is everywhere, even in P.E. We just don’t always realize it and my Field Day was able to showcase this connection,” Rollins said.
Activities such as lacrosse, the parachute, and bean bag slide tag demonstrated various scientific principles.
“This is one very special day that the kids look forward to all year. Our physical education teacher has been working so hard in incorporating the different concepts of movement with some more academic concepts. It’s a great day,” Principal Jennifer Parson said.
At the end of the day’s events, the student body was treated to JLine Dance Crew, a child-
focused hip-hop dance group with an anti-bullying, positive-thinking message.
“I think it was evident that a great time was had by all,” Rollins said.
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