Destination ImagiNation® is a community-based, volunteer-run, school-friendly program where students take what they know and what they do well and learn to apply their knowledge and unique skills to solve Challenges.
Teams of up to seven students work together to apply creativity, critical thinking and their particular talents to solve a Team Challenge. Team Challenge summaries for 2016-2017 are listed below.
The Destination Imagination (DI) Team Challenge is solved over a period of several weeks and the “solution” is presented during a wonderful day of friendly competition at the Tidewater Regional DI Tournament on February 25, 2017.
Each Team Challenge is designed to be open-ended and solvable in many ways and on many levels, but remember … the kids do the work, make the decisions and push the limits of their creativity to reach their goals.
The Larchmont PTA has generously agreed to support the students of Larchmont Elementary School to participate in Destination ImagiNation® again this year. LES has a wonderful record of Regional and State winners!
The question is: DO YOU WANT TO PLAY?
If so, please return this interest form to your teacher by October 3. For this program to be successful, we need parent volunteers to work with student teams as Team Managers. Team Managers mentor kids on a Destination Imagination team. You’ll help them as they make friends, build friendships, solve Challenges and work throughout the DI season. Please consider being a DI Team Manager or Assistant Team Manager…it is an experience you and your child will love and remember. The team can meet at LES after school! Call Barbara Gonzalez at 757-237-4485 or email BkGonzalez [at] cox [dot] net for more information or if you have any questions.
2016-2017 Team Challenge Summaries:
Technical Challenge: “Show and Tech”- Present a show that includes an opening act and a headlining act. Design and build a stage on which the acts will take place and that will move a team member from one location to another. Enhance each act with a technical effect to amaze your audience.
Scientific Challenge: “Top Secret”- Create and present a story about a secret mission and apply methods from cryptography and steganography to reveal secret messages. Design and create a gadget that appears to be an everyday item. Create and integrate a disguised character into the story.
Engineering Challenge: “In It Together”- Design, build and test multiple free-standing structures that work together. Develop a strategy for placing structures to support as much weight as possible.
Develop and present a collaborative solution to a global issue.
Fine Arts Challenge: “Vanished”- Research the meanings, roles and uses of colors. Present a story about how the disappearance of a color changes the world. Create a colorful character that is involved with the color’s disappearance. Use technical theater methods to create a vanishing act.
Improv Challenge: “3 Peat”- Create three improvisational skits from the same story prompt. Present each skit in a different performance genre. Portray a different stock character in each skit and enhance each skit with props.
FOR K-2nd Grades ONLY: Rising Stars: “Save the Day”- Learn about simple and complex machines. Use simple machines to create and build a new invention. Create a play that tells a story about how the new invention helps to save the day. Create props, scenery and costumes to help tell the story.