The students were told today that in the short classes tomorrow they will be submitting their homework. No need to stress parents! They will get it figured out, we just need to give them space to work through it. They are doing good and it is good for them to struggle, make mistakes and then do it the right way. That is how we all learn. I admit constantly that is how I learn best. Jump in, mess up, fix it. Then I know!
Now, about our composting proposals! It has been an exciting couple of days. Our TAG students were to email our cafeteria manager and introduce our project and invite the cafeteria to join with us on our introduction of composting. I spoke with Mr. Caughey today and the possibility of composting is only a part of this. We are hoping to get some grants to go ahead and begin our garden!!! The students are SUPER excited about this prospect. (So am I.... :) )
The students were to turn in their sketch and their proposal of What we are doing, How we are doing it, and Why we are doing it. They were encouraged to have a model but that was not required. Now, there were some amazing models that students built and brought in today. I was amazed! The cool thing is that if these student projects don't "win" they will have great bins to use at their homes.
We will do critical friends on Friday and then present the projects to classes on Tues and Wednesday and then to the cafeteria manager after that. The final selection will be presented to our school board with the hopes of them supporting our adoption of the composting program at JMS.
Great job today kids!!!