It's a tie! I told the kiddos that the winning duo from the night's events would get the banner --Congratulations to Montana/Abigail team and Fowler/J.P. team
The 6th grade G.T. class is moving up and onward. They are a really talented group with lots of people skills and dreams for the future. On May 13th, 2015, we had a "G.T. Going Away" Party to celebrate and enjoy being together one more time.
First, we had Phil's special grilled cheeseburgers, fixin's, rotel cheese dip and chips and homemade chocolate cake. Next, we played "Creative ABC Image Scavenger Hunt." The whole school was open, allowing teams to photograph an item that fulfilled the ABC order --it had to be in order (you couldn't skip around). One point was awarded for ordinary items and "3" points were given to highly creative responses. For instance, "L" became "London" bridges falling down --if you are from Weiner you know what that refers too. They proved they have this creativity thing down pat.
After the Scavenger Hunt, we play G.T. Play Jeopardy. The categories were "Lines," "Costumes," "Props," "Real and True," and "Miscellaneous." The answers were revealed in the form of photos from past plays that showed the answer.
Finally, we played what was their favorite, "Gotcha!" Let's just say it was played in the dark...
One of the questions on the Jeopardy game was: "In my 28 years of teaching G.T. this class is one of my Top 3 favorites." The answer: this class.
This is one of those once in a school lifetime groups with once in a school lifetime parents... each of those kids have parents and grandparents who donated countless hours and dollars to our program. They have decorated, built, sewed, gathered, supervised, put on makeup, video-taped plays --the list goes on. You see there is a reason these kids are so exceptional... they have watched their exceptional parents from the time they were born.
I love this photo. It illustrates what I have always known to be true of this group. They brings out the best in one another. They function together in a way that makes 1 + 1 = "3" When I think of them in the years to come, this photo is how I will remember them. Together. Smiling. Full of joy and promise.
I will miss you, Lainie. I will miss you, Brooks. I will miss you, Sydney. I will miss you, Montana. I will miss you, Abigail. I will miss you, Jadyn. I will miss you, J.P.. I will miss you, Fowler. I will miss you, Anna. I will miss you, Leslie.