As the 2020-2021 school year has come to a close, I gave my students the opportunity to reflect on where they’ve been, where they’re going, and how they’ve changed. Within these reflections, a handful of themes emerged, such as increasing devotion to God, increasing confidence, the importance of community, dealing with change/aging, loving math, and rest. Check out their responses below to see how we’ve grown this year!
As we begin cast vision for the shape and texture of next school year, students also had the chance to reflect on their favorite assignments. Being the person that I am, I decided to catalog and analyze this data in graphs.
Looking at this data was very satisfying, because I realized just how much students were able to glean from some of my labors of love. I’m excited to use this data to refine or invent new projects in 2021-2022! Check out the links below to catch a glimpse into several of our beloved projects from this year!
4. Magnificat Activities (coming soon)
It goes without saying that this year has been challenging, but I am grateful that I met my personal goal of using this year to try so many new ideas! Having class online gave us plenty of room to experiment, research, and absorb plenty of new information. In spite of a staggered return to the classroom from October-Thanksgiving and from late January til the end of school in June, students were able to adjust to many changes. I saw my students’ passion for God and their own interests only increase as the majority of students shifted into in person learning. Next year, I’m looking forward to exploring local ecumenism (church denominations), the diverse traditions of Global Catholicism, and *hopefully* collaborating with local Jewish and/or Muslim elementary schools to explore religious symbolism.