Throughout the year the 5th grade classes at Marion Intermediate School, Hemlock Haven at Hungry Mother State Park to celebrate the accomplishments of the 5th graders at the first Character Day Picnic. These are the comments of just a few of the students.
“Yesterday at Character Day at Hemlock Haven, I leaned about good sportsmanship at a game of kickball. Teamwork at a game of human juggle. Honesty at a game of trustwalk and that one was also trustworthiness. Caring is when my friend and I played a game with rackets and birdeys. Also we got our graduation certificates. We had fun.”
“What I learned on our trip was trustworthiness, character, teamwork. We played kickball and learned about sportsmanship. It helped me to learn about all these. I think it also helped everybody else learn as well, because of how people acted I know it helped. This is a good idea because of what it did for us and everyone had a lot of fun.”
“When I went to Hungry Mother for the 5th grade field trip at Hemlock Haven I learned about trustworthiness, responsibility, teamwork, communication, caring, honesty, sportsmanship, and accomplishment. When we did the trust walk we learned about trustworthiness.”
“When the 5th grade class went to Hemlock Haven. I learned about trustworthiness, responsibility, and teamwork. They had fun games for us to play. It was very fun! My favorite activity was kickball. We had to show sportsmanship and teamwork. Next it was human juggle. It was so fun! We learned teamwork. I learned a lot!”
“Yesterday at Character Day at Hemlock Haven, I learned you can make up activities to have a fun day. You can make games like keep the balloon in the air or remember and catch or there fun games but you have to be responsible for all the parts of the game.”
“Yesterday at the lake I learned how to be able to trust more people and how to do more teamwork. But it was fun too there was also or responsibility. I know a lot more now about trustworthiness.”
“Hi, my name is Mary and what I learned yesterday at the park was to be honest, respectful, caring. We played all sorts of games. But they all taught us something. One game we had to pick a person to throw the ball to and each time we added a ball we had to throw it to the same person. It a person had two balls in their hand we had to wait until they had at least got one ball out of their hands. After all the games we had we ate and then went back to school and went home.”
“Yesterday at Character Day at Hemlock Haven I learned lots of things. Trustworthiness is when you have trust in each other. Honesty is when you tell someone the truth, that’s when your honest. Teamwork is when you work together. Caring is when you care for another person, or yourself. An accomplishment is when you succeed in something. Well, that what I learned on Character Day.”
Thank you to the teachers for planning this event. Most people remember rewards they have received and why they received them. This picnic is a wonderful way to encourage our youth to practice good character.Hungry Mother State Park is honored to be part of this event.