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Week 5, Day 3: Swamp Lyfe!

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Wowee zowee, these kiddos are efficient!

It's only Wednesday, and we are already working on a third building for Stiltsville, hammocks galore for the Swamp Swing, and are even thinking about moving on to a second Gator--yikes!

Tinkerers have been working hard to practice the agreements we made at the beginning of the week: treating others the way they want to be treated, asking, "what can I do to help?" always walking - even when we're really excited and busy, and putting tools when we're done using them.

Siri, Brandon, Mason, Syon, Maddie, Atish, Sydney and Eli work on a bridge to connect the buildings of Stiltsville.

Siri, Brandon, Mason, Syon, Maddie, Atish, Sydney and Eli work on a bridge to connect the buildings of Stiltsville.

Alexandra and Benjamin add armrests to a porch swing.

Alexandra and Benjamin add armrests to a porch swing.

AND, we even got in deep with some problem solving and prototyping for each  project. The group working on the Swamp Swing mobile needs to figure out how to hang the hammocks they've made, and how to hang the main beams of the mobile from the ceiling.

Leila, Kenan, Augie, Abe and Maya practice working with rope in order to prototype mobile hanging methods.

Leila, Kenan, Augie, Abe and Maya practice working with rope in order to prototype mobile hanging methods.

The residents of Stiltsville are working on a bridge to connect the buildings of the town, so that tinkerers stay safe from those gators.

Jake, Brandon and Eli flip over a section of the bridge in order to connect shorter sections into one long bridge.

Jake, Brandon and Eli flip over a section of the bridge in order to connect shorter sections into one long bridge.

Speaking of gators, the gator engineers need to figure out how to connect the pieces of the gators' bodies together. 

Cruv, Augie and Silas work together to connect sections of the gator's body.

Cruv, Augie and Silas work together to connect sections of the gator's body.

Tomorrow is our last full day of building, and 'til then, we'll be hanging out in these hammocks we made!

Maya chillaxin' in a hammock she helped make!

Maya chillaxin' in a hammock she helped make!

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