(student names changed for privacy)
Warning: Do not take personal. Joke included.
We started the chilly day by gathering our burnished and sanded pots from Mr. Nick’s van. We headed into the woods to the fire pit to make a big fire and have a feast. We have a feast and play double ball on the last day of the session.
After we got to the fire pit, we found lots of wood for the fire. Khaliyah lit the fire but everyone else found the wood and organized it. Everyone brought food and snacks for the feast. We had marshmallows, s’mores, hotdogs, cookies, chips and lots more.
Khaliyah and Hannah helped sort out the food. The food was really good. Everyone enjoyed it. The most popular was the s’mores which was made with chocolate ice cream cones, graham crackers and marshmallows. I just realized that nobody told a story while we were having our feast!
After we ate, Mr. Nick and Serise fired our burnished pots. While our pots were in the fire Nolan taught everyone how to play double ball and find good sticks for the game. In double ball you need good sticks so the stick does not break while you are playing. The pots looked really good but many of them broke apart in the fire. [This is how Mr. Nick learned the importance of pre-firing the pots right-side up!] I did not fire my pot or let it break in the fire because I forgot to bring it!
After the pots were finished and the feast was over, we put out the fire, took our pots and cleaned up. We headed for the field to play double ball.
Our hike was short because the field was so close to us. Once we arrived at the field we set up the goal posts and everybody got ready for the game. Seven on six with Mr. Nick, who counted as two players. Then we started playing the game. Mr. Nick saved a really close goal with 1 second remaining making the goal. In the end, my team won!
After the game, we packed up our sticks, took out the goal posts, drank water and started hiking to the playground. Once we got there we had a closing circle. We also talked about our favorite part of the session since it was the last day. We said goodbye and good riddance!