Students get ready to play with the parachute in the K-1 track meet at Stettler Elementary School on Tuesday

Students get ready to play with the parachute in the K-1 track meet at Stettler Elementary School on Tuesday

Students put skills into action at K-1 Fun Day

Kindergarten and Grade 1 students at Stettler Elementary School got to show off skills they’ve learned

Kindergarten and Grade 1 students at Stettler Elementary School got to show off skills they’ve learned during the year at a track meet on Tuesday, June 17.

“They get to have a fun day, but also, they’re able to use some of the skills that we’ve learned throughout the year to do the activities,” said organizer Jill Neitz.

These skills include kicking, throwing, catching, and targeting. Neitz added that the students also have to get along and work together as a team, which they’ve been learning in school.

Neitz said a big part of the track meet was learning to “synergize,” which she added was a big thing in the school this year.

“It is a great opportunity for our students to use the skills they have learned and “synergize” together, all while having fun,” Neitz said. “It was an awesome day.”

The parents have a big part in making the day run smoothly, and they’re in charge of moving the group from activity to activity.

“I would like to thank all of the parent volunteers and the SES teachers who helped out,” she said. “It is a big event and I certainly could not do it without them.”