By: Bre Crockett, Contributing Writer
CES Kindergarten and 2nd grade students watch the "Fire and Ice" show performed by the Mad Science Company from St. Louis.
As the leaves turn golden and the scent of Thanksgiving lingers in the air, weeks feel like they are dragging on, and people are waiting for the end of the week. The school days blend together and the excitement for learning is drained from the students. However...
At Chance Elementary School (CES), they have found an innovative way to infuse excitement into the learning experience. CES kicks off its annual Camp Chance Day, a unique event designed to foster enthusiasm for learning and elevate the spirits of students before the Thanksgiving Break.
On November 21, Camp Chance Day saw the entire school transformed into a lively 'campground,' complete with 'camp cabins' that serve as classrooms, rustic camp decor and interactive camp stations. The school came alive with the buzz of eager students, ready to embark on a day filled with adventure and discovery.
To enhance the camping experience, CES planned live camping music around the 'campfire' during lunch. This not only provided a delightful break from the regular routine but also created a festive atmosphere reminiscent of gathering around a fire with friends. Adding a touch of scientific wonder, the school enlisted the help of the Mad Science Company from St. Louis, Missouri, to present a science-themed show called the 'Fire and Ice' show. This captivating demonstration promised to captivate young minds, illustrating that learning can be as thrilling as a spectacle.
“Camp Chance Day is about showing our students that learning can be fun and exciting,” states Mrs. Tiffani Shuman, CES Principal. “Our students are in the early stages of their schooling, and it's important that as adults we remember that…Camp Chance Day is a testament that learning is an adventure. It's a day for everyone to come together to appreciate the joy of learning.”