Wow everybody. Triangles. We're really doing that this week. What were we thinking?!
I gotta say, no matter what we throw at these kids, they are always super down. From digestive tract obstacle courses to 3D paintings to swamp cities to giant turtles--the list goes on and on! And this week is no exception. These campers dove right in for this 3-sided challenge, and have been totally on board for all the challenges this creates.
Over on the cardboard floor, the dome team made an enormous amount of progress yesterday afternoon and today! At park time yesterday, they had completed assembling one triangle. And today they have the net laid out for the whole dome! Great work!
They started by laying out their polydron model flat. Then, they made a color coded reference, so that everyone could clearly see how to lay out the big wooden triangles. After that, they were ready to lay out their structure flat on the floor. They even got started folding up the triangles into the dome!
With the their project taking shape, the pyramid builders got started working on some things to add to their project: furniture, wings, a control panel and a door. Apparently, somewhere along the way the pyramid became a space ship. Who knew?!
Oh, and I definitely need to talk to this group tomorrow about the shape of their furniture. Sigh!
Siri and Jaime got really familiar with angles today! The girls found a partially built triangle, and needed to figure out how long, and how to miter, a piece of wood to complete the triangle. So, we busted out a good ol' protractor and learned a new unit of measurement: degrees!
See y'all tomorrow!