Students pledged to give up a variety of different craves. Some of the craves were: pop, candy, junk food, T.V., cellphone, facebook, and video games just to name a few. As part of the pledge we talked about ways to replace our craves, so each student in addition to giving up a crave, set a healthy, positive goal they wished to achieve. Many students who gave up time consuming craves (i.e. video games, T.V., cellphones) set the goal of improving their reading fluency by spending that time reading instead. Students who gave up candy, pop and other unhealthy craves set goals of living healthier by eating more servings of fruits and vegetables.
An additional part of Crave 21 asked students to find people to support them in the challenge. Many students were able to recruit friends and family to join the Crave 21 Challenge and give up one of their favorite craves as well. This provided a network of people who would be able to support them at home, as they struggled with cravings and temptations. Based on the pledge forms students turned in, an additional 125 people outside of our 5th grade classrooms joined the Crave 21 Challenge.
Our challenge officially ends tomorrow, so if you see any of our 5th grade students, please congratulate them on a job well done! I'm hoping the connections students made during these past few weeks will be something they will be able to look back on when faced with peer pressure, temptation and other craves later on in life.