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Glade Hill Elementary School was transformed into a Willy Wonka world during the school’s first One School, One Book celebration.
Glade Hill Elementary School Principal Kim Poindexter points out the famous Wonkavator from the end of the story in “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" that sat at the end of the hall during the school’s first One School, One Book celebration.
As part of the “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” book theme, students engaged in several STEM activities throughout the week. Teachers and classroom helpers assisted second graders with building reindeer from corks and other materials.
“This is the best day of my life!” one second grader exclaimed as he stepped up to the chocolate fountain, which was part of the “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” school-wide book celebration.
Students enjoyed snacks covered in chocolate, which they coated themselves at the chocolate fountain donated to the school. Some, including this student, even took a page out of “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” where everything was lickable or edible.
Students created a Wonkatania boat just like the one in the story “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” that the entire school read recently.
Glade Hill Elementary School was transformed into Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory just before the holidays.
The entire school read (or was read to) the famed book “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” and engaged in STEM activities such as unlocking puzzle boxes called Breakout EDU boxes for older students, while younger students had more age-appropriate activities such as building reindeer. A hallway in the school looked as though it could have been in the movie with all student-made candy decor. From the chocolate river to the fizzy lifting room, the school incorporated the Wonkavator and Wonkavision room, and featured quotes from the book and film.
As a special treat, really bringing the chocolate factory to life, students had snacks they got to coat under a foundation of melted chocolate.
The weeklong event culminated with a school-wide viewing of the original “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory” movie.
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