If you've been around the building the last two weeks, you might have noticed something a bit odd. Question marks have been sighted in the hallways in some very peculiar places. It even seems that they were multiplying up to last Friday.
It has been a fun experience to hear students and teachers come to me with the same question, "What are the question marks for?" Well, it's time for the big reveal!
The seventh grade class is embarking on a new inquiry project in Drama. They will be creating a Festival of Wonder, or Wonder Fest if you will, in which the students seek out a thought provoking question that they need to know the answer to. Over the course of the next few weeks, the students will research their question, colloborate with their classmates in "hiring" others to help, and create a performance that helps the audience understand the importance of their question. So far, some of the questions they have been coming up with show such heart that I can't help but be proud of them. I've heard inquiries such as: what drives a person to become a bully, why do stars sparkle, why were/are african american mistreated... the list goes on.
I can't wait to see how the students develop their projects and learn more about the topics that interest them. Seeing them take ownership of their own learning is amazing. Stay tuned for more updates!!