Ok, so this is very unlike me because I really am not an indecisive person at all. I have decided after much debate that I am going to change my project idea. I have felt a pull towards doing the activism project after some conversations with my students this past week.
We all know that kids are so giving and caring and really just want to help out and give back in any way they can. I teach grade 3/4 and I feel like this age is the age where they become very aware of their surroundings and how they as little humans can affect others around them. Last year I taught a very passionate group of students who wanted to do a big project to raise money for something…really for anything, they didn’t care what it was they just wanted to do something. Unfortunately, I was only teaching halftime last year and time just was never on our side and we never got something off the ground.
This school year I am back full time and I am really loving having more time at work to dig deeper into the curriculum and the richer relationships I am building with my students. Since the winter break, many of my students have expressed to me at different times how they want to raise money for different causes, last week being one of those weeks. It really triggered me that this is an opportunity for them that I could support them in and it would be great and I am feeling pulled to let them run with it.
So here I am changing my project! We are going to launch a classroom activism project while using media to share our ideas, promote our cause and raise awareness. I am still working out the finer details, but I feel like we have a great idea in mind and I am excited to see how this project unfolds. I have a very ambitious group of students with amazing supportive parents so I know that this is going to be a hit!
Stay tuned for all of the details as they unfold. This week our goal is to hammer out some of the details! We will be looking for classrooms to connect and collaborate with us on this project! So get ready friends! We are coming your way! Here is a sneak peek into our classroom today as we started to launch our ideas!