On Wednesday October 30th the seventh and eighth grade classes went to an installation at the MACC called "Taken By Wonder". This was one of the best learning journeys of the year. It is an installation created by West Bruce. The best thing about this exhibit was what he called The Fort, It was this huge building made of recycled wood and bottles. It was really fun discovering all of the hidden rooms that West Bruce added into the building and then scaring all the people that came by. There were also secrete codes hidden throughout all of the building and were pieces of paper to decode them. After we explored the fort for about 45 minutes we moved to the next and final station where we got materials to build random structures with foam core and coffee stirrers which everybody at your table combined to make a super structure. The people at my table Carter, David, James, Brandon and I ended up making a huge military compound. Then we all went back to school where we discussed our amazing learning journey.
Thursday October 24 for the fifth and final time, we went to the Lahaina Yacht club for junior sailing class. It was the best class of all; we actually went past the reef on our Open Bic sailboats. Once we were out past the reef, we did a couple of races when JP decided to be a cheater. Once he got close to any boat he would push it back. He did get what was coming to him though because he got caught on a huge rope connected to a boat and couldn't come free. Once we finished our racing out past the reef, we sailed in for lunch when Carter and David ended up in the right place at the right time. They caught a huge wave all the way in to shore. Then we had the most amazing lunch of pepperoni pizza and salad with delicious carrots and onions. The fleet captain, Curtis, allowed us to do what ever we wanted so we all went out and "pirated" other sailboats. What you do to pirate other boats is when you have two people on your sailboat one stays and controls the boat and drops the other person at another person's boat. They flip the boat and the person controlling the boat comes and picks them up and they ride off into the sunset. Now the 8th grade class is trying to plan another five sailing classes, but even if we don't get to do it this was a
Thursday September 17 our class went sailing for the fourth time. This class was especially fun. We got to the Lahaina Yacht Club around 8:30 am. When we got there all the sails were already set up so we were ready to sail. The morning sailing was uneventful with a few races in very little wind. I got second place in the first race and first place in the second race. So it was a kind of fun. Then all of us kids and instructors went in for lunch where we were served something that everybody thought was interesting but nobody knew what it was. We did get a very tasty peanut butter brownie. Once we finished lunch the wind picked up tremendously and it started to get fun. The wind was at a perfect angle so we could sail straight out to where the waves were breaking on the reef so some of us were riding the waves. After that an instructor named Ian took us out past the reef into the deep water and it made the water look a dark blue. Then we went in brought all the boats did all of the end of the day procedures and went back to school.