Totally Worth Every Minute! PBL
So I have been a mess, a big super messy mess. I have been a ball of nerves, frustrated, excited, angry, confused... you name it, I have probably experienced it. Our first project based unit was so much more intense than I thought it would be, than I imagined it COULD be. Trying to let the kids discover while knowing what the test required they know... trying to balance it all, trying to get the kids even logged into the computers on a daily basis... it has been a lot. BUT let me tell you, every single second, every single emotion and tear has been worth it. My kids took a bus over to city hall, wearing their finest clothes (they discussed this and chose to wear their finest ...their word - so stinking cute!) on Friday and presented their projects to the mayor, the chief of police, several police officers, fire fighters, city officals and members of city council. The mayors office set up the town council meeting room for us, and brought in so many people to watch their presentation. They made them feel SO IMPORTANT. As my babies watched their Power Points and videos on the big screen, I teared up watching their faces. They were so proud and so excited. It was amazing. Afterward, our city's police captain, who just so happens to be the mama of one of my babies this year,...