Our final challenge was Tuesday, March 20. Chantel was victorious and received a Hunger Games Katniss Fandango gift card and a dozen roses (white of course).
The challenge had 4 parts to it and was part scavenger hunt/part race. Below is an overview of each event (click any picture for full size picture or document).
At 2:30 we went to an outdoor locale on school grounds. They were directed to use a diet coke and mentos fountains to "exterminate" a tracker-jacker nest. The Tracker Jacker itself had the next room number (210) written on its wings.
Tributes than ran to room 210 and completed Hunger Games based math problems. Once teachers check their answers, they received a clue to go to the southernmost courtyard in the school.
In the courtyard, they had to shoot a toy arrow through a hoola-hoop suspended from a tree branch. They started at a fixed point and with each miss, they took 5 steps closer. Once they make their shot (or after 3 tries), a teacher dropped a silver parachute out an upstairs window. In the parachute's canister is a slip that directed them to room 239.
In 239, they were directed to a website for writing cinquain style poems (http://ettcweb.lr.k12.nj.us/forms/cinquain.htm). The teacher checked the printed poem (to make sure it wasn't a bunch of gibberish) and gave them a slip directing them back to the library. The first one back, Chantel, won.
I'm still working on the videos, so stay tuned!
by Janet Kenney
on Wednesday March 21, 2012 at 12:39PM
The three remaining tributes picked up an envelope today and found the following challenge information inside. They have until Monday, March 19 to complete the challenge and the winner and loser will be announced at the end of that day.
Thanks to http://www.hungergameslessons.com/ for letting me adapt this lesson!
by Janet Kenney
on Thursday March 15, 2012 at 02:49PM
Tributes arrived in the library after school today to discover they each had one single layer 8" cake to decorate. Each student had one can of white icing, one icing spatula, one mixing bowl, one Ziploc bag, and one paper 8" circle to sketch out ideas. They were instructed that each must decorate their cakes in their most Peeta-like way to represent "something" from the book. They collectively had access to food coloring, tubes of icing, and icing tips.
Teachers will help me select the winner by voting for their favorite. If there is a tie, I have a handy dandy rubric to select a winner/loser. The winner will be announced at the end of Wednesday, March 14.
Despite the intensity of the race, the tributes are still smiling :)
The winner of today's challenge was Chantel--her 2nd win this week! Sadly, Katie was eliminated today. She was sad to go, but assures us she already has tickets to the movie and will continue to come out and support the remaining tributes.
Video of the race will be posted soon on the media page, so check back soon, and stay tuned. The next challenge will be Tuesday, March 13, 2012.
Today's challenge was a test of geography and patience as tributes had to assemble an online jigsaw puzzle of Panem made from the following image.
The winning tribute was Chantel, and the eliminated tribute was Theresa. Want to try the puzzle yourself? Check it out here. Try to beat 12:17 minutes on your first try! That's what Chantel scored (the remaining tributes scored 13:06, 17:06, 17:43, and 18:11).
The next challege will be this Friday, March, 9 at 2:15. The tributes only know that they need to wear clothes they can run in (evil grin from your game maker here).
She rocked the cafeteria runway in a houndstooth dress with velvet trim (hemmed by the contestant), patterned tights over green ones, booties, a teeny top hat, and a parasol! Way to go...all the capitol fashionistas are green with envy.
A close second was Stein.
She did some serious alterations to a black dress to make this fabulous shrug and moved the appliqué onto the back. All work was hand-done. She and her stylist made bows and flowers to accessorize the look.
See more pictures in the previous post, or as a mini-movie on the Media page.
Sadly, we lost a tribute as well. Sam has been eliminated from the Hunger Games. We shall miss him, but carry on.
May the odds be ever in the favor of the remaining 6 tributes.
by Janet Kenney
on Wednesday February 29, 2012 at 11:40AM