Harry Potter and the Finishing of Academics

Sunday, April 17, 2016
Today was Ellie’s twelfth birthday! We had an awesome pizza party, kicked around some balloons, ate tons of ice cream and watched Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole.

Monday, April 18, 2016
We finished reading Mark Bekoff’s Rewilding Our Hearts for Jay’s class and got to work on our independent research. We picked up where we left offSaturday by watching Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix that evening.

Tuesday, April 19, 2016
Today was a free day to work on our independent research papers. Lots of people conducted interviews, in town or over the phone, while others dug deep into literature research. Tuesday night the group reunited for a delicious chili dinner.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016
We had our last official class period this morning, where we summarized what we’ve learned through the semester and discussed what stuck with us the most. We continued working on our assignments, and the Harry Potter movie saga continued this evening with Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince.

Zoe’s “awkward motivational posters”


Thursday, April 21, 2016
We enjoyed a break from our hard work on our research papers to celebrate Arden’s birthday at Splash Center! After a couple hours of water slides, hot tubs and bouncy castles, we got back to work on our reports. We took another evening break for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows Part One.

Friday, April 22, 2016
We have officially (finally) wrapped up academics! Throughout the day, we turned in our research papers and received our weekend dinner stipends. Many of us took to the streets to celebrate the conclusion of the semester with some tasty food!

Saturday, April 23, 2016
The group went on a last trip to the farmer’s market in the morning and started packing for the Marlborough sounds trip. Tonight we’ll be finishing up our Harry Potter marathon and getting psyched for our 42 kilometer bike ride on Monday!

Have a good day!
Brianna and Kelsey


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