I ducked as the ball soared over me, filled with adrenaline I grabbed the recently thrown ball and chucked it back at a person running behind me. The person I had thrown it at dove out of the way and I quickly ran away. I presently ran into another person with a ball, they threw it hard at my midriff and I wasn’t fast enough. I sat down, a little winded and my “allies” asked who had hit me. Technically you’re not supposed to have allies because then the game goes on forever. So my teammates got the person who got me and I get up again to continue the almost endless game.
I have never seen a finished sprout ball game because it’s really hard to win, one person has to hit everyone. On CFS its tradition to play sprout ball, you can always find a game in our free time. On seventh grade CFS there’s this bowl-like lawn you could call it except it doesn’t have much grass; instead it’s filled with dust. So after a lengthy game of sprout ball you have dust all over you. By the time the teachers organize us for other activities we’re all cover in dust, our shoes are filled with dust, our clothes were covered in dust and we all just had the time of our lives. We usually are adrenalined well into the night from our sprout ball experiences to the annoyance of our teachers. CFS makes some great memories and its great to remember stuff like sprout ball.
One of the many things the seventh grade did on their CFS was go on a bird walk. Before we began the bird walk, one of the staff told us about the birds that live on the Elsamere Campus. Afterwards, we split up into groups and went around the campus looking at different birds and identifying them with the bird books that we had. As we did this, each student had a paper called the Bird Identification Guide. We used this identification guide to write down the names of the birds we saw, write some facts about them, and draw a quick sketch of them. After we had seen many different species of birds, we went back so we could draw the birds. After we had finished this we turned our papers in. The next day, the Elsamere staff gave prizes to those who they thought did the best on this. I thought it was really cool that we could see a bunch of different species of birds just in a small campus. ~Jesse Ham
On CFS there always seemed to be the right amount of free time. We got to hang out with our friends and get to know people we didn’t know so well. We played sprout ball, set, and much ,much more. A few students learned a new game (that has already been mentioned) called set. The game is a math matching game and it was so much fun. Many people got to know each other infree time. We learnt more about each other, shared, and had fun. The teachers prepared optional games in the free time which was nice. It was a lot of fun and I think lots of people (including myself ^-^) liked free time. ~Rachel Hatfield