Today was the last day of regular classes for our underclassmen, which means it was the day multi-genre projects were due. This is my half to grade:
Each project has four different pieces of work (expressive, informational, opinion, graphic) and full MLA citations. Each piece was drafted and revised at least once, sometimes two or three times. Most students cite a half dozen sources or more; some have over twenty sources.
Don’t ever let anyone tell you June is a throwaway month and you can’t keep students motivated to learn.
Mrs. T and I know better.
And we are wizards.
We both gave students time to work and/or review for finals before delivering our last lessons today, and that was that. We’re proud of how proud our students were to hand those projects in! Like, we had three boys stay a couple minutes late to get their work printed, and they were grinning and high-fiving as they left. Stuff like that makes my day.