Week #4: Land and Sea Adventures!

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“Proper Planning and Preparation Prevents Poor Performance” – Stephen Keague

This was something the GovsPLUS students learned on Monday morning in a class taught by Governor’s very own Public Presentation Skills teacher, Mr. Wann. Mr. Wann gave the students tips on how to successfully speak and present to the larger public.

Rixandra writes notes in her Communications journal

Rixandra writes notes in her Communications journal

 

Throughout the week, students in the 8th grade worked on their spoken word pieces for Athena Class. 7th graders continued to work on their dance pieces while 6th graders rehearsed their skits for drama. All continued to expand their problem solving and communication skills.

Afternoon activities were varied and exciting once again. On Monday the students took place in a campus-wide scavenger hunt with locations that included hints drawn out with socks, crossword puzzles, banners, etc.We cooled things down on Tuesday with a ‘water day’. In the afternoon students alongside staff participated in water-based games and activities. With the help of Chris Robinson the students had an artsy afternoon on Wednesday. The students were able to paint using the printing press and create their own sculptures with clay.

Chris Robinson makes the first plate for the printing press...

Chris Robinson makes the first plate for the printing press…

...and rolls it out for all to see!

…and rolls it out for all to see!

Ariel demonstrates how to make a clay pinch pot

Ariel demonstrates how to make a clay pinch pot

Surprise visit by Howard & Mark from GovsPLUS partner YDO!!!

Surprise visit by Howard & Mark from GovsPLUS partner YDO!!!

The coffee house on Thursday allowed both the students and staff to share their talents with each other. Acts varied from stand up comedy to singing to dancing and were very impressive!

GovsPLUS coffee house opening act... What on Earth is our staff wearing?!?

GovsPLUS coffee house opening act… What on Earth is our staff wearing?!?

Friday was the kayaking trip and it was a mighty success this year!

Ms. O'C and Omar are ready to go! Nice hats :)

Ms. O’C and Omar are ready to go! Nice hats 🙂

 

Stacy and Britney (and half of Ariel) can't wait to get in the water!

Stacy and Britney (and half of Ariel) can’t wait to get in the water!

We kayaked out to a beautiful beach were the students were able to play on the beach with their friends (with life jackets on of course!) and after a nature walk to see the dunes we kayaked back to the base to have lunch.

Jose is an expert paddler already!

Jose is an expert paddler already!

On the water...

On the water…

Still on the water...

Still on the water…

Finally, LAND!

Finally, LAND!

Great place to cool off and play with friends :) Pictured here are (L to R): Erika, staff member Emma, Niomi, and T'yana!

Great place to cool off and play with friends 🙂 Pictured here are (L to R): Erika, staff member Emma, Niomi, and T’yana!

Stervin enjoys a float!

Stervin enjoys a float!

 

The upcoming week will be the last (insert sad emoji here), but we hope it will be the BEST (insert overly excited emoji here)!

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