Joke of the week: What is the opposite of a waterfall? *answer is below the pictures
By Silas Weber
I started at the Roving Learners on February 6th. I thought that all of the kids there were very nice. One of the first excursions I went on was on friday the 11th. We went to McKinney Falls. There are lots of animals at the park such as snakes, white tailed-deer, coyotes, etc. My favorite part of the the trip was that John could put his hands in the fire it was so hot that none of the kids could put their hands in the fire. It was so hot that it burned the hair off of John's hand.
At the beginning of the day we got chairs and tables out of the shed. We tidied it up after that. Everyone was so nice while we read and while we did math. Then we ate snack in the backyard. The backyard is like a jungle and we played capture the flag. John called us in after a while. We packed up and then we’re ready to leave to go to McKinney Falls.
It was fun to ride out in the van with everyone. When we got there, John made a fire and showed us that he could put his hands in the fire! Then we hiked down to a river and we tried to cross but we couldn't do it. We hiked down the river more to find a way to cross but we still found nothing. We went in a rock shelter that I suggested we explore. After that we headed back to the van and played a game to see all of the different license plates from different states; Alabama, California, Colorado and Louisiana.
We got to home base and had to clean up. I did the trash and Charlie did the recycling. We all had a job, like, doing the dishes and sweeping and we put away the chairs and the tables. When we were done we went outside and waited for our parents. My mom got there and I left.
I thought that everyone was very nice and I love being there. I love their system of two days of learning and three days of roving. I like that they grow chickens and herbs and vegetables. I like the places that they go. Same with all the other kids they have a system where there's an older group that does math, history, blog writing, and cleans and a younger group that still does math but it’s easier.