SPARTA, NJ – The kindergarten students at Alpine school spent the morning outside learning about push and pull.  Originally scheduled for May 4, Forces Day had to be rescheduled to May 7 because of rain.

Their science curriculum focuses on the forces of motion.  The children had a fun day of experimenting with those concepts as they rotated through nine different stations on the blacktop and playground.

The children in Kaitlyn Bird’s, Viviana Burgess’, Danielle Ciesla’s and Laura Ruggiero’s classes were the blue team, wearing blue t-shirts.

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The children in Amy Dolan’s, Melissa Kalish’s, Michele Abbate’s, Stephanie Dykes’ and Susan Tessier’s classes were the red team, wearing red t-shirts.

They played with parachute with balls, beach ball rolling, pulleys, scooters, magnetics, t-ball, duck races, zoom ball and parachute blast off.  The events culminated in a tug-of-war between the teachers of the red and blue team. 

The tug-of-war was so popular with the children they did it twice.  Each team won once to the cheers and delight of the students.