2/20/16- Roller Coasters!

Ashish’s second letter-boarding session was about the history of roller coasters! It was awesome to watch him learn about some very cool roller coaster facts.

Where did the idea of roller coasters start? RUSSIA

What did the French call the rides they saw in Russia? RUSSIAN MOUNTAINS

When did the first wheeled coaster open in Paris? 1804 

What country turned a coal-hauling railroad into a ride? US

What is the name of the tallest roller coaster in the world? KING DAKA

How tall is it? 456 FEET

Where is the fastest roller coaster in the world? DUBAI

Once again, he gave us a great answer to an open-ended question!

If you were around in 1874, would you have gone on this ride? MY IDEA OF FUN IS FAST NOT SLOW

The most amazing part about this session was Ashish’s first creative writing bit! His prompt was: “Imagine you are a roller coaster designer, hired to make an awesome roller coaster for a new theme park! What would your ride be called? What would it look like? What crazy things would it do? The sky is the limit for your roller coaster!”

His response? Brilliant.

THE RAIL IS MADE OF STEEL. MY WORRY IS THAT RIDERS WILL THROW UP.

What is your ride called? THE PUKE MACHINE.

Tell me about “The Puke Machine”! MOSTLY TWISTS AND TURNS. EXTREMELY FAST. THE NEW WORLD RECORD HOLDER.

This was incredible to witness. Humor, creativity, and ambition wrapped up into one response? This was the first time we were getting to know Ashish’s personality, and we were already beginning to love it.

It’s also incredible to note that by his second session, he was already opening up immensely and giving creative writing responses! It’s clear that he is so eager to share himself with us, and we are equally excited to discover him!

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