12:15 Front Lawn (kids sit behind their classroom's "cone"...semicurcular fashion)
12:20-12:30 Opening Ceremony (song, review of format)
12:30-1:45 Field Day Events! (Kids know where to go because of Signs that are posted ("Green for open, "Red" for closed). There is so much to see and do. It's very much like an organized recess. Everyone involved loves being able to choose where they want to go and who they want to do it with. Again, there is plenty of supervision because all staff members "come out to play."
1:45-2:00 Popsicle Break (Signal to kids is the same as we use at recess...1 whistle means freeze, two whistles means clean-up, three whistles means go to your line (which is where we pass out popsicles.) Kids then go to front lawn to eat (behind their classroom's cone).
2:00-2:30 Closing Ceremony (Thanks to parents, teachers, etc., then a schooled performance of some kind...kids are invited)
2:30 Kids go with their teachers back to their classrooms. Parents are allowed to go to their child's classroom to sign their kid out to go home if they wish. Otherwise, it's a regular dismissal.