After yesterday and realizing that the guesthouse was locked – we loaded the game again.
The children immediately suggested that we have a look around and find someone to talk to – we did Dan a forest ranger. Dan explained a little bit about Lake Juliet to the class and we had to use the Wii to explain what had happened to the bag. He suggested that we fill in an accident report in the guesthouse and that we would need to register there for the camp.
He also told us about disruptive youths and that there had been a fire in the villa and suggested we should stay clear – we also found out that Dan had the ability to arrest people as well. The children were quite fascinated by this and suggested that he would need to arrest someone in the future and this was why we were given this information!
We then headed for the guesthouse – on entering the guest house we met Tommy – a college kid who worked in the shop during holidays – we registered and filled out the accident report. However, we also found out that we were the only ones staying at the camp except for a man in a strange suit – at which point the whole class started calling out stop and all were of the opinion that he ‘HAD’ to have had something to do with the missing bag.
We also found out that our pass to the campsite meant that we could purchase things from the shop and they would be charged to the card. The class took great delight in this and went on a bit of a shopping spree – when I asked them why they were buying so many items that they did not know if they needed – they explained that the dad hadn’t been around much and this would serve him right for not coming to meet Ashley! So nice to see that compassion was involved.
Before we left the guesthouse we were told to take a photo of a strange looking rock – which we did.
We then left the guesthouse and paused the game – we looked at the pamphlet that we had picked up – including photos of the mascots of lake Juliet and we also looked at the large map on display at the guest house. As we did this children made notes on what they found out about the Lake and what you could do.
I then complied all the notes onto the notebook on the IWB ready for the next days lesson.
No writing today as such – but lots of talking again and note taking – another good day.