Benji, Jeremy and Jackson
Today (May 2nd) we started our day with eating breakfast at the kibbutz we were staying at for the final night in Israel. After we concluded breakfast, we headed back to the bus so we could drive to ein ovdat trail. After we walked to a waterfall at the end of the trail, we went back to the bus so we could visit the grave of Ben-Gurion and his wife Paula. We had a presentation given by Rachel and Reah about Ben-Gurion and his life story. When they finished, we played a fun game of bingo with Ben-Gurion themed spaces on the boards. When we were done with that, we headed to a nearby park to eat lunch. We then played around for a little while in the park. When that was finished we began our long drive back to the city of Jerusalem. When we arrived, we spent a while at an art installation. We were given a demonstration of an example of the art we were going to get to make. We then made our own interpretive art pieces depicting our Tiyul experiences. We then had a reflective conversation about our trip with everybody in the grade. We then headed back to the bus so we could have our final pizur dinner. We are now on our way out of Jerusalem and back to Tel Aviv where we will board the plane and head back home.
Today (May 2nd) we went on a hike. Which was very cool and we got to see a tree that lasted from 17 thousand years ago that was during the Ice Age. Another thing we did today was go to Ben Gurion’s memorial. We honered him and our whold grade sang Hatickvah. This part was very meaningfull to me and it was very special because everyone was filming us and it was special fot others too. We also went to the Ben Yehudah shook where we got to travel around and get some good food. I specifically loved my favriote place Gluless which is all gluten free and has amazing pita. I learned a lot from this Isreal trip because instead of going to Tel Aviv and Jersulam I went to the south of Isreal. This trip was very fun especially the bus rides where we sang songs and laughed throughout the whole ride. I grew friendships and made some throughout the trip. I got closer with people I dont usually talk to. I tried to volunteer and have a positive attitude on everything. At the beginning of the trip we wrote what our goals were on a post it and I achieved all of them.