Well our staff read that book together as our fall book-study book. To say that it was a game changer is an understatement.
When we began reading the book we decided we would be finished reading it by November 16th, and on November 16th we would celebrate "Crash Course" day on campus, as kind of our culminating activity, to show all that we had learned and been inspired by.
What the staff did not know, is that I had been working with Kim Bearden to get her to surprise them by coming down that day as well!
So about 2 weeks before Crash Course day, Kim and I broke the news to the staff that she was coming. There were screams, there were tears, but most of all there was excitement. The staff was buzzing.
Then Crash Course day arrived....and to say I was blown away is an understatement. My team blew my mind as well as the kids. There were underwater adventures, using your 5 senses, baking, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, pickles, Thanksgiving Feasts, and so much more.
And rather than me sit here and write about it, I'll let some of the photos do the talking....
I want to close with saying this day was a game changer for us as a campus. Every staff member went above and beyond what was expected and truly created a magical experience for kids. And I can't wait to see what they come up with next.
But I would wrong if I didn't also say thank you to Kim Bearden. That woman is one of the most incredible people I have ever met. She is kind, genuine, energetic, exciting, and so much more. She made each member of my staff feel so important, and she gave up time of her own to be here with us.
This was a day none of us will forget any time soon. So, here's to hoping you've been inspired to try your own Crash Course lessons at your school!