We started off the year with Liberating Genius the first week of school, we even made heart maps. We continued to work with Geniushour all year long in many wonderful ways.
To prepare for this, we designed our heart maps again, from that wrote a list of topics we could talk about that fuse our passion with our compassion.
We wrote on note cards, then from our note cards, wrote in our Geniushour notebook and then typed it out. The next step is to share it with the world.
This is my favorite part of the year. Last year I was completely a mess over the students in my room who were brave and shared with us so many great life lessons from fifth grade theme in my classroom: How To Be Awesome (When Everything Is Not). This years theme from the beginning of the year was: The Change Begins With Me In Grade Three and all that we did centered around that theme.
The students won't remember the tests they took or the spelling words that they studied and the ins and outs of school, but they I hope will leave third grade with an emotional attachment to their learning journey and feeling closer to the world and ready to give back, even in their youth.