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Today is December 5 and day 18 of Microcampus. Yesterday I ate something that I have not had in my whole life. I had ma la tang, this is a type of noodles. You get your noodles in this small plastic strainer and the things that you want in your noodles. The people that work at the restaurant then cook everything that is in your strainer. When it is finished cooking they add spice if you want and you can enjoy your food. When I was finished with my bowl Mr. Tafel took only me for a walk. We talked along the way, I did not know where we were going.

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sarah01px2022's picture

In March 2018, a group of 16 SAS puxi 8th grade students will go to Xizhou for 28 days to learn and grow as a person. In Xizhou we will each investigate a topic of might interest to us. To prepare for Phase 0 of Microcampus, Mr. T gave us a list of about 40 possible inquiry project topics. Our job was to narrow down the list and pick our top three topics. With lots of help from Mr. T we each had to choose one inquiry topic. The final topic that I chose was textile production. 

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Today is December 6 and day 19 of Microcampus, this morning today and after our SAS essentials and daily meeting, we went to go over the instructions for Phase 4. I was a little anxious and nervous, I felt that way because we were starting and finishing our Phase 4 today. After we pulled up our tabs we and had Mr. Tafel Take us through all of the instructions we were already 30 minutes into our time we had to work. 

nina01pd2022's picture

Today is December 6th, Day 19, which means that there are only 9 days left for this trip. Today was a day like many others as we had breakfast, SAS Essentials, daily meeting, pitching in, lunch. After lunch, we normally have WIPPIS time but as Phase 4 was due today we all had to meet in Classroom 1 so that Mr Tafel could explain what we had to do in order to complete it and have it well written so that when we make our final product it is in good shape.

julia03pd2022's picture

This morning, we had breakfast, mindfulness, and SAS Essentials. Today during SAS Essentials, we had a formative math test on functions. Fortunately, it was only a formative, plus, the test was very short, so we still had to do our regular math work after the test. After SAS Essentials, we had our daily meeting where we discussed today and tomorrow's schedule, upcoming events on the horizon and more. After our daily meeting, we had pitching in. During the first part of pitching in, we had our committee meetings.

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Today is December 6th, 2017, and today is the day that I tried the legendary 15RMB sweet Xizhou Baba. We woke up in the morning and, knowing that Phase 4 was to be started and finished within 2 hours, we got ready for another hectic day. The morning went on like usual. We had SAS essentials, Daily Meeting, and finally Pitching In time.

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Today is December 6. After lunch, for our inquiry project time, we were introduced to Phase 4 and we were given 2 hours to complete it. After these two hours were up, our Phase 4 was due. Once I was finished, I started with my pitching in time. For my pitching in I started off with cleaning my room. When I was done with that, I started to work on my journal and touch up some other work that I wanted to complete. Once my pitching in hour was done, my group and I headed out for wellness.

 
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julia03pd2022's picture

Today was a regular day with our schedule. We had breakfast, mindfulness, SAS Essentials, lunch, then WIPPIS time. WIPPIS stands for wellness, inquiry project, pitching in, and still time. Even though the words are in that order, during the day we can choose what order we want our WIPPIS time to be in. Today, I had inquiry project first.

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Today during the daily meeting I was the facilitator, which meant that I was the person that conducted the meeting. We then had pitching in, lunch and then WIPPIS time. Every day we are given 4 hours and 30 minutes for WIPPIS time. We are given 2 hours of inquiry project time, 1 hour for pitching in, 1 hour for wellness and 30 minutes of still time.
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Today morning we undid our tents from yesterday's campout,  we were all a bit tired as it was cold at night and some of us kept waking up.  I am very glad we had this experience, I learned a lot about myself and my peers.  My shoulders are still a bit sore from the hike, but being able to watch the mountains in the morning made the hike worth it.  When I was finally completely awake I walked around the campsite and had some still time there. The campsite was filled with ponds, ducks, chickens, roosters, and beautiful flowers.

saleem01pd2022's picture

Today is December 5 and also day 18. We are already passed the halfway point of our Microcampus trip. Yesterday for dinner, the whole group went out to eat at a Ma La Tang restaurant. Ma La Tang is like hot pot, but with noodles. We then came home and settled down with some quiet reading, and then went off the bed. The next day we went through our daily cycle again. When we came back from lunch, Mr. Tafel brought out the hacky sack. We joined him to play, and at first, it was just three people.

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Today is December 5th, 2017, and today was a hectic day for everyone in the Ultimate group. Today, was our 18th day at Xizhou and today, our Phase 3 work was due, so everyone was working extremely hard to accomplish that. Before our Inquiry Project time started in the afternoon and after we came back early from lunch outside, my group and I found Mr. Tafel playing with a small Hacky Sack. We were very interested in this little ball of beans and asked Mr. Tafel if we could try playing it with him. Of course, Mr. Tafel agreed without even hesitating.

 
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hey01pd2022's picture

Today was our last to chill and relax before our last full week of Microcampus full of due dates. I love weekends at Microcampus because we get 1 hour of Down Time and half an hour of still time. Back in Shanghai, I never have the opportunity to stare at the blue skies, forget about my stress and wonder. The terrace here at our home, Yang Zhou Ran is beautiful and a perfect spot for stress relieve. 

 

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