Jessy and Corey's Raft Building - Term 2 Reflections #latergram Print E-mail

Today 1B had raft building and we had to dress up us pirates and everyone including myself had on a face painted beard. It was cool to see all of the different pirate costumes. We had to build a raft that was able to float and go up stream.

We made a kind of good raft. We think that because when we put it on the water it floated but had like a bit of water in it and it didn’t sink which was good.

We had to solve a riddle that lead us to under the board walk. Under the board walk we found a couple more papers that had another riddle on it (this one easier than the other one). We went up the sand dunes and ended up at a sand dune that was overlooking the beach and ocean. We found the cross and the treasure ended up being a block of crunchy chocolate and a letter from our teachers Ms. Merritt and Mr. Den Otter. The letter we think was a good way to end the term since this is our last 1B team activity that we were doing only with each other.

After we got the chocolate and letter we went down the sand dune and sat on the beach. Before we took a bite of our chocolate we had to say what our most favorite experience here was. After we ate our chocolate we went back up the sand dune and down the sand dunes and paddled back to where we started. 

By Jessy and Corey –Kaniva College


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