As educators, we are constantly pushing our students to explore new interests, to be creative, to challenge themselves, and to be passionate about something. Unfortunately, we often run out of time with so much being jammed into our school year. (It gets worse every year, with the increased amount of testing and subsequent testing prep, too!) So, we’ve decided to try something different. Modeling this after a genius idea @ Lincoln Jr. High in Naperville, and under the passionate leadership of Mrs. Foellmer, we’re bringing WOW day to Lakeview Junior High on Friday, June 3rd.
Students can literally do anything that widens their world. They should innovate, be creative, and explore a new thing they haven’t done before. Perhaps they’ve wanted to learn to play piano. Or learn karate. Or write a poem/short story. With the supervision, help, and guidance of the staff, students will have from 8:00 – 12:00 on 6/3 to explore their world. We’ll do a little presentation and reflection, and celebrate with a dance at the end of the day.
Lots more to come about this as we prepare in the next week. Students received this info yesterday, and should be prepping their ideas this week. This sheet is due next Thursday, May 6th.