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I have to take a break from foster care posts to write about our wonderful day... it was field day for the kindergarten kids at our elementary school, which meant that I had big sister duties and student teacher duties to fulfill. It was so much fun!
I was excited to go into the classroom to help out all day today. When my student teaching run came to an end, I promised the kids that I would come in to visit whenever there was something fun going on, whether there was a project that they needed help with, or on days like today where things were going to be crazy. Field day was always so much fun when I was in elementary school, so I love going back to help out with it. I helped out last year as a volunteer, but it was one of the hottest days of June. This year was so much better; it was sunny, breezy, and beautiful out.
In addition to helping out with the activities, I was also watching my little sisters participate in the morning's events! Helping out actually gave me the opportunity to stay close to my sisters and get lots of pictures! They were so excited, and it was really cute to watch them cheering on their friends at each activity.
Every year, the school picks some kind of theme for field day. This year, the theme ended up being one of my favorite things in the world: Disney! The kids had to throw rings onto a board that portrayed Pinocchio with a long nose, search for Nemo and his friends in a little kiddie pool, race tires from Cars, run with balloons from Up, carry Frozen ice to a bucket, and build towers in order to break them down like Wreck-It Ralph... the PTA really did a nice job with the day, and all of the teachers and everyone who worked to pull the day off did fantastic work. I was glad to be a part of it.
Though the afternoon was much hotter than the morning, and I did a lot of running around today, it was well worth it to be part of the day and see the kids so happy. I'm so glad that I got to see my little sisters enjoying their kindergarten field day, and that I had the chance to help out all of the kids with whom I have grown so close over the past few months. The school year is rapidly coming to an end... I feel like the last days of school will make more of an impact on me than when student teaching was ending, because now it will really be over. I'm certainly going to miss days like this one!
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My family has been doing foster care since I was three years old. I'm the only biological child in my family, though I now have five permanent siblings. Having nineteen siblings over the course of my lifetime has been an incredible experience, and I'm hoping that by sharing some of the ups and downs of being the only bio kid in a foster family, other foster families or people looking into doing foster care will be able to learn a bit of what life can be like. I also like to share what life is like on my journey to becoming a published author, as well as where my schooling and career choice are taking me.