Monday, June 20, 2016

{Destination Imagination with The Crazy Crew}

When Quinn signed up for D.I. (Destination Imagination) at the beginning of his 3rd grade school year, I'm not sure either of us knew exactly what he was getting into. These kids (and his dedicated team leader) worked amazingly hard to come up with the most creative, original presentation. There were 20 teams competing in their challenge, and many of them were 4th and 5th grade teams. As a part of their challenge, they had to design and build a vehicle that could carry one of team members 14 feet across the stage multiple times. It had to have 2 movement methods and 2 propulsion methods...and it had to be able to switch between them in front of the judges. On top of all of that, they had to create and act a skit about change. 

What could have been super daunting and overwhelming was nothing of the sort to these kids. They had a blast working on it for months...one day a week after school and some Saturdays. Their skit was super creative...with real guitar playing, programmed music and much more. When they finally got to present it for the judges on February 20th, they were beaming with pride. 

In the end, they impressed the judges (especially since they were the youngest group in their category) and took home the 6th place ribbon. Quinn's face when "The Crazy Crew" was called for a prize was shocked and so proud! We are so impressed by his creativity and love how this challenge taught so much about teamwork and perseverance. I have a feeling he'll be the first in line to sign up next year. 
The Crazy Crew prepping for their big day...

The official presentation...








Monkey-boy Quinn....


A little snack I made for The Crazy Crew...


 Posing with their car...

Proud of 6th place!!!



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