By: Tejas Singh
The first Fifth Grade Ice Cream Social event was held this past Friday on September 5. The event was accompanied with many activities such as the “balancing cookie eating contest” (this involved trying to balance a cookie on your face and then trying to get it into your mouth without using your hands), the “marshmallow building contest” (the 5th graders tried to build towers with just marshmallows and pretzels), and the “keep it up game” (the objective was to keep the ball off the ground). In addition to these games and a raffle, there was plenty of sugar to go around.
Bahama Bucks were on sale for $4 and the students took advantage of gobbling up every last bite of frozen goodness. Cookies were falling to the ground all around the courtyard as students tried desperately to eat them without their hands. There was no shortage of sticky fingers and smiling and giggling students (though teachers were spotted having a great time as well). The free raffle resulted in students waiting in suspense, hoping that their ticket would be called. The lucky few who did win, received a hefty amount of school supplies.
We interviewed some fifth graders on what they thought about the Ice Cream Social and here’s what they had to say:
“It was fun,the competitions were really cool.”
“The cookie eating contest was weird”
“The marshmallow building contest was really interesting.”
The evening ended with full bellies and faces stained in a rainbow of colors from the ice cream.Teachers were happy to send their students home with their parents, successfully overloaded with sugar.
Special thanks to the 6th graders who desdigned and decorated signs
*Photos courtesy of the yearbook club & 5th grader, Ethan R.