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You know it’s a bad day when almost everything you plan to do outside falls on a day that it’s supposed to rain.

Here’s what our forecast looked like as we were planning for YES, which runs this year from May 31 through June 13:

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Needless to say, when you want to get your kids outside, all those raindrops and possible thunderstorms are not good news.

So we hoped for good weather. However, the first day was cloudy and wet.

So we started by teaching what they would be doing at the end. Our final presentations will be Animoto video. I should give a shout-out to them, too, as they provide educators with a free account that can be used with students. Their job was to sign on using the logons I had created the night before, take selfies of everybody in the room, then use as many as possible to make a video. You can see the results from a few


of my students here and here and below.

At the end of this adventure, they will take pictures from every venue and make a longer video, focusing on what was most important to them. So to avoid the rain, we did that. And we hoped it would clear up in time for us to go to the beach, where we could have them play some soccer or play on the playground equipment, even though they are a bit old for that.

But it rained.

Because it was rainy, we decided we needed an indoor activity. We have a couple that we had kept on reserve, just for such an occasion. One is Lake Champlain Chocolates, which we did last year, and the other is Vermont Teddy Bear Factory.  Because three of our students are fasting, we thought the Chocolate Factory would just be mean to do. So we called up the teddy bear factory and they were able to offer us a free tour.

We saw how bears were put together. Some of the jokes went over their heads, but we were dry and learned a little about a business that is sort of close to where we live.

So hats off to VTB Factory! We thank you for your generosity!

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#VTTeddyBear #BHS_YES #SoGrateful


Comments on: "YES Day 1: A bad day for the beach" (1)

  1. […] to once more thank all the organizations that helped us out during this Year End Studies class: The Teddy Bear Factory; BCA Firehouse Gallery and Fletcher Free Library; Pomerleau Y and Pine Island Community Farm; […]

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