Week #5: Celebration!

 

7th grader Carolina Reyes made this delicious GovsPLUS cake! YUMMMMM!!!

7th grader Carolina Reyes made this delicious GovsPLUS cake to celebrate our summer! YUMMMMM!!!

All good things must come to an end sooner or later. On behalf of everyone at GovsPLUS it is fair to say that this summer has been a great one!

The students spent this week wrapping up their summer at Govs. This week’s classes consisted of presentations, reflections, and of course ‘learning opportunities’ for each grade. The students were joined by Mr. Wann this week for a final public presentation class where they were able to reflect on their summer at Govs.

 

Mrs. Borgatti introduces Tuesday's science afternoon -- a forensics lab about Oreos!

Mrs. Borgatti introduces Tuesday’s science afternoon — a forensics lab about Oreos!

Afternoon activities were once again varied and fun. On Monday the students took part in field house sports stations with the staff.

The students had a special treat on Tuesday when Govs faculty member, Mrs.Borgatti, joined us for an afternoon full of science. The students participated in an Oreo forensics lab to discover which one of six solutions was in fact the ingredients to the cream of an Oreo.

Jose investigates the results of heating one "suspect"

Jose investigates the results of heating one “suspect”

Thi, Francesca, and Jessica work through some hard science on this one... (Hint: it was #2!)

Thi, Francesca, and Jessica work through some hard science on this one… (Hint: it was #2!)

 

Wednesday afternoon consisted of boat building. Teams worked together to piece together what they thought would be a boat that could successfully hold pennies without sinking. The boats were put to a test and the winning boat held a total of 47 pennies!

 

We had a late start on Thursday to accommodate our afternoon festivities. Friends and family joined the students to get a glimpse of the GovsPLUS experience. After attending classes, the students showcased what they had been working on all summer in their enrichment classes. 8th graders performed their spoken word pieces, 7th graders performed their dance piece, and 6th graders performed their skits. We all then headed back to the Student Center for a nice cookout on the patio.

 

We closed off the evening with a ceremony awarding all students with certificates and also recognizing those who had a perfect attendance throughout the summer. The students were given some school supplies, a Govs water bottle, an AWESOME GovsPLUS t-shirt!

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Friday morning the students arrived on campus to have their last breakfast of the summer and from there we all headed out to have an amazing final ‘Field Trip Friday’. This week our destination was Canobie Lake Park! The students all had a blast!

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The second summer of GovsPLUS over but students will continue to be a part of the Govs community throughout the year until next summer when the 6th and 7th (soon 7th and 8th!) will come together again for another five awesome weeks! As of now it is farewell and good luck to our fellow 8th graders!

Congratulations on another excellent summer, GovsPLUS! 

 

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