23 October 2009

The Fun Run at Amelia Earhart!


Today was the annual "Fun Run" at Amelia Earhart Elementary.
Each year students collect pledges from parents, grandparents, and coworkers of
said parents and grandparents who sponsor their sweet
child in a 5K (approximately) run through the school fields and neighborhood.
For each $5.oo that is pledged, the student collecting the pledge receives a special
ticket. These tickets are then drawn from a gigantic cauldron (in keeping with the Halloween season of course) and lucky winners win all kinds of fabulous prizes.

So...everybody wins.
Runners have FUN.
Cheering fans have FUN.
Parents have FUN.
Prize winners have FUN.
Recipients of the fundraiser (all students) get to go on awesome fieldtrips with the money, and that is super FUN!!

See why it's called the "Fun Run"?

Enjoy the fun photos from the morning...there are several!

Getting ready for the start of the race.

Kyara, Melany, and Ashley.
Sooooooo, cute!

"Whew! That was tough!"
Jon and Ethan

"We're tired too!"
Daniela and Chloe

A happy group of runners.
L to R: Gage, Dallin, Kate, Bryant,
Kyara, and Eden

My AWESOME co-first grade-teachers.
Me, Mrs. Walton, and Mrs. Reimschussel

I LOVE this picture.
Me with Katya

It's a family affair.
Katja, Katja's mom, and Katja's little sister Chloe.

Cutest smile EVER!
Gabriel (oh, and that's Silver in the red shirt!)

Zack Attack!

Dallin pondering the fun run.

Mr. James
(Jame's mother did the run with us too.)

Darling little Brooklynn.

Ethan in his best "fake" running pose.
That's his mom and his little sister in the stroller.

This is a huge cooler full of decliciousness.
Icee's popcicles.

Our amazing PE teacher at the VERY busy first aid station.
Luckily this wasn't needed for anything serious.
Do you think she's having fun yet?

Some of our "cheering station".
Kate, Eden, Grandpa Cliff (our super foster grandparent), and Bryant.

And NOW for the extra, super,
The exciting awards/prizes assembly.

Here we are waiting patiently for the prizes to be given out.

Are you ready???
This is pretty exciting news.
Our friend and fellow classmate
won this...
a genuine Nike football personally signed by
the entire BYU football game.

a brand new i-pod shuffle!

Can you believe it? He won twice!
It was awesome and very exciting and fun for our class.
He was such a great winner. And bless his generous little heart.
Here's why:

Ethan: Mrs. Anderson, I was noticing that we don't really have any balls or jump ropes, or any sports equipment for our class to take out to recess.

Me: Well, we have them, I just keep forgetting to put them out for everyone to use.

Ethan: I think I should put this football (yup, the signed one) in with that stuff so that everyone can play with it.

Me: [explaining the one-of-a-kind signed football he just won] No!

Ethan: Oh. Okay.

What a nice little boy.

The FUN RUN was a smashing success!
I can't wait for it again next year.

ps...can you find the 16 "fun" words in this post??


  1. It was fun! And despite the somber pic of Dallin he had a fantastic time!

  2. Wow, it seems like I missed the best day ever. But I finally got my TWS this morning at 7:30, just in time to be late to my new school. Great impression. I can't believe Ethan won twice, that's pretty amazing.