Hello, lovelies! Book Camp has seen its last nightly hurrah, and we go to bed exhausted, contented, and very blessed.
This morning, we began with a walk that took us about a mile and a half round trip. We gloried in a neighboring greenbelt rather than our asphalt art museum. After a quick refreshment of cantaloupe and vanilla ice cream (thank you, Grandma Bell, for teaching me to snack well in summer!), we began our writing for the day. The kids each started at a point of importance in their stories and wrote in thirty-minute increments with twenty minutes of play time in between. We broke for lunch and dove into our last writing session in the early afternoon. Our last two sessions (not including two play sessions) involved me reading each story aloud to a blindfolded group of writers. After each reading, we circled the group giving praise and construction to build up our stories.
We wound up the evening with sandwiches, watermelon, and a very special treat: cake balls! Blue velvet cake balls! Not coated but rolled in this! MMMMMMMMM!!
We also finished a book together and cleaned up our scattered belongings. Not too bad for a day’s work, if I do say so myself!
And because I promised I would tell the world, we voted on our two funniest accidental art captures from yesterday’s exploration walk / slideshow: