It’s the day after Thanksgiving (Happy Black Friday)! Yesterday at the Island School was a great day. It was full of laughs, giving thanks, as well as classes. In Human Ecology, we continued to work on our final projects. It was great to see each project coming together as the Human Ecology Extravaganza in the upcoming week approaches, where we’ll all be presenting what we've accomplished with our group. After classes, the whole community came together dressed up at dinner circle. Each one of us at circle went around saying what we were thankful for. I’m thankful for the opportunity to be here at the Island School and to be part of such a wonderful community. After giving thanks, we all sat down in the dining hall. The walls of the dining hall were decorated with the hand turkey drawings we made, as well as the final touches of the Caciques and faculty. All the tables were covered in a nice table cloth and we had special lighting went around the entire patio. The meal we had was delicious with everybody’s favorites: turkey, ham, mashed potatoes, gravy. My personal favorite was the desserts with pumpkin pie, cookies, ice cream, and much more. It was great to see the whole Island School community come together, including CEI, all the faculty, and the lovely kitchen ladies. We hope everybody back home had a great Thanksgiving.

The next update will be on Monday because we have some big, big events planned for this weekend. Starting tomorrow is the half-marathon and the super-swim–– something that everyone has been training for since the beginning of the semester. I’m not feeling that nervous right now, but I’m sure when the time comes for me to jump in the ocean and swim four miles, I will be. But as of right now, I feel ready. The runners also seem ready for their thirteen miles. I've heard that they've been packing some serious mileage over the past couple weeks and I can’t wait to cheer them on tomorrow morning.