For Class of 2016
I’m writing this post as we close the school year, and know that perhaps the students who have used this blog with me all year will get this message.
Thank you for the learning this year. It’s been a hectic year, but we made it! Mr. Forgy and I have really appreciated how each one of you has taken on our inquiries and made them significant to yourself and others. Our year, like your individual lives, had moments when “there are heavy, light and sometimes out of order sections that are unique in their own being, like a personal identity” (Calvin).
I think Noah has really captured how each one of you has shaped and reshaped yourself as a learner in his summative assessment product. I wish you all the best as you transition on to Diploma or other countries. Remember that you are a work in progress, and the artist is yourself! As Mimi said in her artist’s statement about her color spinner sculpture, ” Each time the spinner is spun, parts of them hit a new color and it forms a pattern in itself.”
Enjoy the summer, and thank you again for a memorable year.