Good morning, it is Tuesday.
Yesterday Hansen had his first ever track meet. There were 7 schools! Big meet. He competed in the 4th grade long jump, the 4th grade relay, and the 4th grade 600 yard dash. He didn't really know what he was doing, and neither did the new coach. The 4th graders from Grass Lake nearly missed the long jump all together because they were not told what to do. I think these teams do it backwards, they should have the best coaches coach the 4th graders so the kids are all comfortable and loving track, but instead they throw the rookies out there and everyone is just confused. And as a parent you can't help the kids because the track meet is inside the gated fields and the parents are outside the gated fields. Anyhow, after a couple of weeks it will all be ironed out and working smoothly.
How did Hansen do? Great. He took 2nd place in the 4th grade long jump, ran a strong third leg of his relay race, and thought he was going to die in the 600. Actually, we all thought the 4th graders were going to die in the 600. 1st track meet of their lives and for some reason they all think that starting as fast as they can and building the biggest lead possible is the way to win the 600. Nope. Hansen now knows that if he doesn't hang out near the starting line of the 600, he probably won't have to run it. Important lessons.
Hansen was very happy with his track meet. Here he is at home with two thumbs up, or 2nd place rocks:
Here is a cute book from the book fair that I may have to buy for Hansen after his track perfomance: