About: Our school participates in Destination Imagination! A team of students choose a challenge and work on it through Fall and Winter. They also practice their improvisation and fast thinking skills for the Instant Challenge. At the Regional Tournament in Spring, students will present their solution to the challenge and complete their Instant Challenge (a secret challenge that must be improvised!). Last year both of our teams placed in local and state tournaments! To find out more about Destination Imagination, visit the official website: https://www.destinationimagination.org/
When: Students will be meeting from 5:00pm-6:00pm at Goodtime Chinese School. Students may need to meet with more frequency as tournament days approach.
Restrictions: Teams shall consist of no more than 7 elementary aged children. Each team creates a team name and chooses a challenge with which to compete. Goodtime students must be in 2nd-5th grade to participate. Goodtime Teams are not allowed to do the same challenge. Please visit Destingation Imagination's (DI) official website to get more information. https://www.destinationimagination.org/challenge-program/
Parent Participation: Destination Imagination and Goodtime Chinese School requires parent helpers and volunteers for special events, transportation, and chaperoning.
Attendence: Destination Imagination requires excellent attendence. Please make sure your child can make it to all meetings before signing up (unless he/she is sick or there are other emergency circumstances).
Cost: Restration usually runs about $260 per team. With a team of 7 that is about $37 dollars per student. There will also be a spending limit per challenge. This is dependent on the challenge. Families should be prepared to pay an additional $20-$50 dollars per student depending on the spending limit of the challenge and the number of students in a team. The more students in a team, the easier it is to share the cost!
Disclaimer: Goodtime has a strict code of behavior for DI participants and reserves the right to enforce the consequences for breaking school rules during DI meetings and tournaments. Violation of the school rules and safety protocols may result in a child's suspension or expulsion from the team. It is the Team Manager's decision as to which students will be in which groups.
Technical Challenge - Maze Craze
Team Manager: Elizabeth Lawry
Number of Members: 7
Students had to design and create a maze traveler which would navigate a maze provided by the DI. They also had to design a narrative and costumes to tell the story of their traveler! This team build a grabber robot who was really a thief, stealing a valuable object from another thief!