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The lull of focused work returned to the school today after the excitement of pig butchering and everyone split up into their groups of three and four to continue making progress on their declaration projects.

Clementine showed her group the coat that her great-great (great?) grandmother made from an old salt sack and scraps of fabric left over from other sewing projects.

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Logan helped Aidan put the finishing touches on the boat that he was building with Ninja Ben (who was out sick today). They named it the SS Ben until Ninja Ben returns to give it a proper name. This video is of the SS Ben’s maiden voyage in a tub of water covered in pond liner.

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Aidan explained weight distribution in the SS Ben.

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The boat boys and their audience experimented with weight distribution and water displacement.

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Back to the drawing board to record their findings and continue building.

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Ben tested how long it would take to melt chocolate on a makeshift double boiler without touching it.

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This morning, he tried out his steak with chocolate lemon sauce recipe on the Undead Goats. It sounded like the reviews were positive.

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The stop motion kids checked out their progress.

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…and went back to shooting.

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The felting group came out from the fiber arts lab and relaxed in the welcome area.

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The quilting girls have been hard at work on their squares.

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A new construction project.

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And we ended the day with a Toy Lab game: making a sinister story out of extra keyboard letters.