Our two remaining tributes, Malaika and Katie, competed in a series of 3 ½ challenges in the early morning of Monday, November 18.
They began in the library with a bit of target practice with Nerf bow sets.
They each had a cardboard turkey target to aim at--and on the back was a room number. With five darts, they attempted to knock over the target. After each miss, they were permitted to take a step forward. After depleting their ammunition, they were allowed to pick up the turkey and discover the room number for the next step of the challenge.
The girls ran to the classrooms they were assigned and were greeted by a math teacher and a worksheet of Hunger Games word problems. After answering a certain number correctly, they were given the following map clue (this is the ½ challenge).
Once they made it to the classroom, they were given paper instructions to go to a specific website and write a cinquain poem using a poetry generator.
Upon printing the finished poem, they were given the instructions to return to the library.
Our winner was Katie from District 11. She received a bouquet of white roses and a Fandango gift card. Her victory entitles her classmates to watch the first movie in the auditorium on Friday morning.
With only three tributes left, each participant had to create his/her own Muttation and present it on a poster. They were each given the following rubric and a 3-day weekend to complete the task. Teachers ranked the posters via an online survey and their rankings determined the winner and the eliminated student.
Malaika’s Ptero-Bullion (pronounced Terrible Lion) was voted first place.
Katie's Repta-Raptor was second place.
Alex B.’s Molf earned the fewest votes and he was eliminated.
Next week is our final challenge and a victor will be chosen!
Our 5th challenge was a cake decorating contest. Each of the four tributes was given an 8” round, single layer cake, a container of white icing, and an icing spatula. Centered between the tributes were numerous cake decorating accoutrement. There was food coloring, sprinkles, aerosol colored icing with decorative tips and tubes of icing to which decorative tips could be affixed. Finally, there was icing for writing with.
The tributes were given 50 minutes to create their masterpieces. Effie took pictures of the cakes and posted them online for the school community to vote on. The teachers’ votes decided the winner and elimination, but the district (class) with the highest voter turnout would win the class challenge and save their tribute, if needed.
The Winning Cake!
Alex B. won the cake decorating contest with his vision of District 13 (on which I won’t elaborate so as to not spoil things in the series) and Malaika’s Mockingjay inspired cake garnered the fewest votes and faced elimination. Luckily for her, her distirct had the highest voter turnout and she stayed in our games. Since Malaika was saved, the tribute who placed 3rd was eliminated and we lost Joel from District 9.
Malaika was saved by district 12! She stays in the games, but sadly, Casey has been eliminated in her place.
The next challenge is Monday, 11/4 and the next class challenge will require students to vote online using their gmails (the "what" they are voting on is secret for now). Any student who needs their gmail should see Effie in the library.
The tributes 4th challenge was a crossword puzzle that covered the first two books of the series. Based on the scores, Malaika will be eliminated UNLESS the seniors won the class challenge. Effie will be there tomorrow to tally the Red Ribbon Week Pledge cards!
Off to count the Red Ribbon Pledge cards to see if the seniors have saved Malaika!!!
The tributes 3rd challenge was a 3x3 game of Dodgeball. Katie had sustained an injury earlier in the day, so tribute from the 2012 Hunger Games subbed for her. Being the 3rd challenge, and a 3 player team, it seemed fitting that the elimination would be based on the 3rd player out.
The winner of the game was Malaika.
Sadly, we lost Stien in the dodgeball game.
The school-wide canned food drive challenge could have save Stien, but alas, the seniors didn’t win. As a matter of fact, no class quite achieved the threshold of 150 non-perishable food items to win. We’ll keep the food drive going as it is the season for giving, so if students have items, please bring them in!
The details on all of the costumes were impeccable and it was interesting to see all of the interpretations of what Capital Fashion would be. We were happy to welcome Bristol Schools Superintendent as a guest judge!
Sadly, Alex L. was eliminated after the fashion show. His costume had details to represent each of the districts, but its subtleties were hard to discern in the cafeteria whilst we paraded around in a fashion show.
Our second class challenge is a penny war. Each grade has a jar for placing pennies into. Each penny earns the class one point, but other coins (or dollars) subtract points from the class total. A nickel subtracts 5 points, a quarter 25 points and so forth. The penny war will end at the end of the lunch block on Friday 10/17. The class with the most points at that time will be able to “save” one of their tributes from an elimination due to a loss in a challenge.