Per usual, we started the day off with classes. After that, we headed off to The Grove, a fancy outdoor shopping mall, for an afternoon of shopping and eating. The kids had a wonderful time spending all of their parents’ money on new clothes, makeup, sunglasses, and phone cases (but some of them did spend their money on gifts for their siblings!). The Farmers’ Market was filled with tons of delicious food. Many filled their bodies with sugar by consuming copious amounts of doughnuts, milkshakes, and pies. Others decided to take a more savory route by eating cheesy quesadillas and buckets of chicken tenders.
When we got back from The Grove, the kids enjoyed a thrilling night of trivia (after a quick dinner, of course). The trivia questions challenged them to remember information about their friends and the admin team. These included questions like:
Q: What was found in Marius, Luke, and Mika’s trashcan?
A: A mixture of mouthwash and Cheetos
Q: Who is Morgan’s favorite person?
A: Annie… just kidding! It’s her brother
Q: What did Lu drop on his way back from 7-Eleven?
A: His Big Gulp
Their partners for the game were chosen at random, but they worked together better — and laughed harder — than we have ever seen. We were so, so happy to see everybody (and we mean everybody) having such a good time with new friends.
We have a busy day planned for tomorrow. In the morning, students will get to visit a variety of amazing places, like the Museum of Jurassic Technology, for their major classes. In the afternoon, we will spend the afternoon hopping between LACMA, the La Brea Tar Pits, and Rodeo Drive. Can’t wait!