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Field day for Soto

Though retirement banners were up, fixture Dario Soto gets re-certified to teach until 88, hosts annual field day


Mike Armstrong

The balloon stomping game is fun for kids and it builds coordination.

A whistle blast starts the balloon busting event and another game in the annual Mr. Soto Elk Mountain Elementary School (EMES) and Medicine Bow Elementary School (MBES) Field Day.

The competition has balloons taped to the shoes of the students who are placed in a circle of cones. If a student leaves the circle, they are disqualified. The child with one remaining balloon wins. The balloons are taped in such a way, there is no danger to the feet, but the game creates laughter along with foot coordination useful in soccer, football and basketball.

Dario Soto, physical education teacher for EM...

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