Today the first grade classes boarded the ship and talked about the conditions. The teachers taped out an area outside in the hallway that was around 50 ft. long and piled them all in! They sat and tried to get comfortable, tried to lay down as we talked about the hardships being abroad.
They wrote about how they were bored because they were not allowed to run around the ship or really play that often, how they were making new friends because everyone at first was a stranger. They wrote about the smell from the damp wood and mats, and the chamber pots! They started to giggle when we talked about chamber pots but then really started to understand the difficulty in it! And awful it would be!
"I am lonely. And I am bored. I want to go home."
"I am sea sick. It is smelly and I don't want to go to the bathroom in a chamber pot."
"The boat is small. I am sea sick. I feel bad."
Stay tuned for a big storm tomorrow!