Field Day Submission Criteria
Thanks for your interest in submitting a field day idea to PE Central. We have a number of criteria that you need to be aware of that guides our decision making process.
- Each field day must meet the requirements as stated by our professions Developmentally Appropriate Guidelines. Click here to see this statement.
- Field days should provide choices for students. Choices can be stations or activity centers to visit. Not all stations need to be visited by all students. Participation at the station should allow students to decide whether they particpate for fun or compete against a friend.
- Field day ideas should provide almost no recognition of 'the best' student or other participants.
- Field day ideas should provide opportunities for all students to participate and have fun.
- Activities chosen for students to participate in should be developmentally appropriate.
- Submitted field day ideas should be different and unique from the ideas that are already posted on the site.
- Submitted field day ideas should be written clearly and with detail so that other teachers could replicate what you did.
|Teachers plan field days so every child is a full participant and derives satisfaction and joy from a festival of physical activity.
Opportunities are provided for children to voluntarily choose from a variety of activities that are intended to be culminating positive experiences for the activities selected.
Recognition is based on positive participation rather than acheivement.
|Teachers facilitate field days that encourage intense team, group, or individual competition with winners and losers clearly identified. Extensive recognition is given to winners.
Skilled children are chosen to represent a class in a limited number of activities.
|To purchase any of the Developmentally Appropriate Practices Documents contact the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance (AAHPERD) at 1-800-213-7193 or visit their web site at http://www.aahperd.org.