Tuesday, July 6, 2010

First day at summer camp

Today was the first day at a summer school called Summer Wonders at the Center for Gifted. Personally, I wouldn't say that I was gifted, but still, tons of other people (including Mom) insist that I am. I had three classes at Summer Wonders: Medieval Times, Robotics, and Airplanes. My overall favorite was the Robotics class. It featured Lego Mindstorms (sorry if link doesn't work, Lego.com is apparently only working on the first few pages), and the first day was just about a fun "work with your group and play with the parts" thing. Supposedly during this first "try and learn" session, you would quench your curiosity and try building stuff. Turns out only my group was able to create a moving vehicle, and I came up with the design. I took Medieval Times just because it was the only open class. It turned out to be pretty good. We started off Medieval Times with a lesson (yes, lesson, its a summer school, not summer camp) about the levels of royalty. You know, with the kings and bards and bishops and princes and princesses and such. Then with the airplanes, we were just told to bring in two 2-liter bottles (you know, the ones that hold a lot of Coke (sorry all you pepsi fans) fizzy drinks). After that, we just played with some toy rockets. The day wasn't a fun day, but if I were to give it a rating, it wasn't so bad either. I guess this day deserves a 2.5 out of 5 then.

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