Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Chick-fil-A Olympics

Our school had a fund raiser with Chick-fil-A. We have a school night there and really promote eating at the restaurant to our students and they give us a portion of the proceeds. To really get people interested in coming, it was decided that we should have an Olympic competition between our administrators and the two grade levels that were hosting the fund raiser - first and third grades.
They wanted each of those three groups to have a team of 3. Our team was myself, Lindsay, and Amanda. We even made matching t-shirts! This is us pre-olympics.
It was an eating competition. The kids were packed around and there was NO space. You can see in the background of this picture that people were even outside trying to see. The girl in the background outside the window is one of my students!

Lindsay started things off for first grade with a HUGE cream pie. All 3 participants were moving pretty slowly because it was pretty hard to swallow the stuff. They called that race after people had finished about 2/3 of the pie.

Amanda went next with the nuggets. They brought out a plate of 30 for each of the 3 contenders. Nobody ended up finishing. They called it even though Amanda was totally prepared to finish them. We got an even start on the final event.

I had the last task - the milkshake. I had to chug a 32 oz milkshake! This event actually went all the way through. The best part is that I WON! I was pretty excited about it. I froze for 30 minutes after that, though!
Here's the winning team right after our victory!
This is our entire first grade team celebrating the win.
I had to get a picture of the backs of our shirts. I thought they were pretty cool.
They did give us prizes for the win. We each got a little Chick-fil-A stuffed animal and 52 certificates for free meals from Chick-fil-A - food for a year! Yikes!
We had to be at Chick-fil-A from 5:00 to 8:00pm. This is the group left winding up the fund raiser.
One of my favorite things of the night was seeing old students who are in middle school. I saw two students from my first year of teaching. Clayton is one of them. I had him get in a picture with one of my current students to show the span of my teaching career! I'm in my 8th year of teaching first grade!


nava_jo said...

Bushman, your the COOL"EST teacher ever! I would of loved for my teachers to do something like this. What a great idea. and CONGRATs on drinking such a big milkshake. I think you need to thank our MIssion, and Free food from Sonic. I'm sure that helped you train for this event. :)

Tyler Bushman said...

Alona, you are awesome! Hopefully it was a peppermint shake. Those are delicious.

Mom said...

Congratulations, you make me proud.:) I remember Clayton! I can't believe he got big!

Hansen Family said...

So when are you coming out here to Oklahoma to take us all out to dinner!! HAHA Congrats on the win! Looks like fun!


Matt and Andrea said...

I'm totally jealous! I love Chik-fil-a. I think 30 nuggets is a bit much, but man, bring on the milkshake! Congrats!

Trying to Stay Calm! said...

I am new here! What a great blog :)

Alicia said...

Ok That makes it a little easier to come and visit now that I know who to call to take me to chick-fil-a! Congrats