How did that just happen? Seriously. All of the sudden we are here at the last day of the first semester. Does that mean we are halfway done? Halfway done with what? School, I guess. But are we ever really half way done with anything in this life? We can be finished with a thing, moving on from one project to the next, but are we never allowed to revisit those moments? Are they ever truly finished? Is our work ever really done?
We've figured this out this week for sure. We had our rough drafts finished and we spent all week creating final drafts using feedback and our own thoughts on our writing. And now they are finished... Right? I alluded to this last week, talking about how we can always attempt to "fix" something that doesn't necessarily need to be fixed, and I want to affirm that we are always going to see the flaws in what we are oh so proud of.
Can we finish the work? Are we halfway done with thinking critically, in challenging the world around us, our own thoughts and perspectives? No. This is a lifetime commitment. Evolving, changing, altering, fixing, changing some more, and making it sound just right, just in time for you to scrap the whole thing and start over.
We will never be halfway done, not until we are completely finished.
This is where you can check and see a brief overview of what we have done as a class each week. My intention is to keep this up to date with happenings, assignments, trends, previews of the following week, and anything else that needs to be shared with my students and their families. I may not always get something written each week, but I will do my best to be disciplined in keeping you informed.