I hope these middle schoolers don't have any hand-eye coordination!

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  1. FourSquare

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    So we got an email saying the school was doing a dunk tank fundraiser with our principal. At the bottom it asked for people to give up half their preps to "assist." I signed up since I love things like this. I was all excited to "chaperone" some middle schoolers....and then I found out I apparently signed up to be *IN* the dunk tank. :haha:

    And this, kids, is why reading comprehension is so important!

    Please pray it's not cold next week! :eek: :blush: When they announced my name on the PA my kids went totally wild. Hopefully I raise a lot of money! :woot:
     
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  3. perplexed

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    That's funny! I don't think I would have the guts to volunteer for something like that, but I guess if I accidentally did, I would go for it. Let us know how it goes and how much money you raised!
     
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    You'll be fine. They're only good at throwing things and at....oh...I...

    Ahh.
     
  5. czacza

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    Have fun. I wouldn't be giving up prep time to be dunked in a tank...Are you expected to 'dress for the occasion'?
     
  6. FourSquare

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    Ha! I'm gonna do swim shorts and a tankini top with a black t-shirt. I'm not exactly a swim model! :rolleyes:

    And I'm not terribly worried about the prep. I can give up one for a good cause. :) My principal will surely get more dunks though! He's had 15 years to make enemies and I've only had 3 weeks. :p
     
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    Fun! Last year I gave up my lunch time to be hit in the face with a pie by about 10 of my students who raised the most money for our school fundraiser. It was hilarious! I brought a change of clothes and spent about 20 minutes washing whipped cream out of my hair in the bathroom :)
     
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    I did it a few years ago. It was a lot of fun! Unusually chilly, so I borrowed a wetsuit from a friend and showered in the locker room afterwards. Watch out for the baseball and softball players - they will want to show off their prowess!
     
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    Have fun with it! It will definitely be something your students will always remember.
     
  10. Sarge

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    Nothing can top my dunk tank experience this year.

    First, I fell into the tank as I was getting in, prompting comments like "It's a dunk tank, not a drunk tank!"

    Next, I looked and there was a line of my former students all waiting for a turn to dunk me.

    Then, one of my own first graders managed to put me the water twice.
     
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    Show no fear and have no regrets. Most of all, have fun!
     
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    I've done it once. It wasn't bad. (Except the water was brown. Eew!) My kids only managed to dunk me twice.
     
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    I've done it, three years in a row. It was a fundraiser at my former high school. All participating teachers were put on levels on a list. Once the school reached a particular level for funds raised, the teachers at that level were added to list being dunked. Then, the day of, students could buy 3 balls for $1 to try and dunk the teacher.

    The last year I was at that school, I told my kids that I wasn't worried, because I doubted they would raise enough to reach my level. Well, that motivated them to raise as much as they could. When my level was reached, I told them I still wasn't scared because they would still have to hit the target and that I'd seen them in PE. I told them that I was so not scared that I wasn't even bringing a change of clothes that day.

    The day of the dunk, I wore a pair of gym shorts and a black t-shirt. I had bought bright pink duct tape and used the tape to write "Still Not Scared" on my shirt.

    Then ended up dunking me (as I knew they would) and I kept my word. I taught all afternoon in wet clothes. The kids loved it.

    I think that, of all the fundraisers I'd ever been a part of, the dunk tank was seriously the best one. Teachers really got into it, dressing in costumes (one year there was a shark, another year, the VP wore a prom dress). The kids loved it and the feeling of camaraderie and school spirit were amazing.
     
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    That's really what it's all about. Have fun!
     
  15. amakaye

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    Have fun!

    A few years ago we had one at our field day, and the principal was supposed to be the one getting dunked. He had to leave to take care of a sick child, so we were scrambling for a replacement. Luckily two other teachers lived nearby and were able to run home during lunch and grab a change of clothes. We were all pretty glad they stepped up! I'd feel better about doing it as part of some sort of fundraiser, though. :)
     
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    Haha, great story. I hope it is not cold for you either. Have fun.
     
  17. novalyne

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    We always do ours at the end of May as part of Field Day or Reward Day. By May, the temperatures have already reached 90+.

    I have always volunteered - it's fun for the kids, but better yet, after being dunked I'm nice and wet and cool for the rest of the hot afternoon! :cool:
     

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