We also worked on creating book boxes (inspired from Pandora's box), and began work on drawing out the designs for the swords which were made out of foam board.
Older students were able to cut out their own swords. All students put theirs together themselves and transformed the foam board with tape and spray paint.
Students consulted the Oracle to see which god or goddess would claim them. She wasn't always right but it was good to consult anyways. She also offered one prophecy during the week: One cabin shall triumph and another shall fall. There is a half-blood here that will rise above all.
The half-bloods, or demi-gods, spent the first couple days drawing, painting and collaging on wood, and making mythology inspired buttons and artist trading cards.
Everyone seemed proud of their creations and were eager to use them in our games of Capture the Flag.
We managed to squeeze in some "chariot races" on Friday in which part of the prophecy was fulfilled: Hades cabin cleary triumphed and Hypnos cabin certainly fell-quite literally. But they are known for falling asleep at any time.
And finally we ended with some exciting games of capture the flag. Surprisingly Hypnos cabin woke up and one of it's half-bloods seemed to triumph above others in terms of moving fast as lightening. He may have been in the wrong cabin. Maybe Zeus will claim him next year. The prophecy was fulfilled.
On Day 4 students finished up their swords and many began working on a shield that could be worn on their other arm.
We finished up the week by creating camp half-blood necklaces and braclets, wrapping up the projects, and many put extra touches on swords and shields or created their own weapons or projects out of the materials we used all week. Hephaestus would've been proud!