The biggest part of our week is probably the Friday Games Assembly. We've had many games in the past and classes earn points for the games. The winning class overall also does a lap around the gym with the "Spirit Stick".
Monkey Roll - 10 students (5 girls 5 boys) lie on the gym floor- from one wall to half court - the one at the wall has to get up and go over all of the other people and lie back down at the end. The next person goes and until the last person does, they go and hit the wall and go back, the class with the fastest time wins. Depending on how big your gym is, we did two classes at once.
Lifesaver race- 4 girls 4 boys from each class (all classes at once) Each is given a toothpick and there is a bucket in the middle of the court - with the classes lining up boy girl boy girl from the center outwards (like a sun and it's rays) The first person puts the lifesaver hard candy on their toothpick and the second person tries to get it from them and so on...the have to make it to the last person and that person puts it in the bucket. If the lifesaver is dropped they have to start over, and if it breaks they have two other ones.
Orange race - same as above, but you pass an orange from person to person by neck, and you don't put it into a bucket - it goes back to the first person. And again if you drop it you have to start over!
Hula-hoop race- 5 girls 5 boys linking hands- first class to get the hula-hoop from the starting person to the last person first wins
Fly On The Wall - 3 people duct taping one to the wall (someone else has explained that.)
Bob For Apples - Tubs of water with apples for each class sitting on chairs on one end of the gym (lengthwise (not hoop wise)) Two people from each class (boy and girl) one at a time run to the opposing side of the gym and get an apple and carry it to the other side and tag their teammate...
We did this week during Swimming, Hockey and Boys Basketball. This week is similar to the one above. But instead of all the classes running against each other, the 7 and 8th competed, the 9 and 10th, and the juniors and seniors.
Dress Up Days: Some of the above ones...but different too...
Pack the Gym/Rink/Pool-Same as above
Hall/Room Decorating - For years our school has had Hall Decorating, where each class is assigned a hall and they decorate it however they want, but incorporating the sports: boys basketball, cheerleading, skiing, volleyball, hockey, and swimming. But last year we decided things wouldn't get ruined as easily if we had Room Decorating instead (advisors). The rooms would be open during a home basketball game for parents to see. We had one night usually a Wednesday night (Thursday would be the game (usually)) for a designated decorating night. From after school till 10:00 students could decorate the room, of course they could before hand, but that was the last night they could spend. Judges criteria included including the sports, neatness, original theme, etc. Our theme last year was Willy Wonka and The Chocolate Factory - we put the Golden Ticket on the door. Had lollypops for cheerleaders, made a huge poster of a blueberry girl and her buttons were volleyball players, Ma!
Draw a couple oompa loompas representing skiers, Chocolate bars hanging by fishing wire floating down a crepe paper waterfall represented swimmers...etc.
Through The Seasons
Under the Sea
Class Flags- We required each class to create a fabric flag of their own. Flags had to be two sided and could be modeled after a country's flag or one they made up following no format. They had to include their graduating year, show school and class spirit, etc.
Instead of our usual games assembly - we had an outdoor afternoon. There were games and such. Each class had a designated part of the front where they could build snow statues - we mad an alligator, the seniors made a gigantic turtle, the freshman made a blue whale, the eighth grade created a miniature model of our school, and the seventh grade made original snowmen.
Games included: Broomball (classes against other classes)
Tug O War
Break Period to work on Statues.
It was a real success and we hope to include that as one of our traditions. Well I think I've said enough, and I hope you can use some of these ideas.
Katie Student Council Co-President