In class for the last six weeks I was doing a project called Images of Greatness. For my topic I picked Alicia Alonso. I think she is great because she had an impact on many young dancers, and became of the greatest ballerinas in history. Not only was she a world class dancer she overcame vision problems and inspired others to do what they love no matter what obstacle it is. The most proud I was in the unit was my exhibit. I wasn't expecting it to be good but I thought it turned out very well. The most challenging part of Images of Greatness was reciting my bio riddle on stage to about fifty people. I grew as a student because this was the first time I had trouble sticking to deadlines. I really learned time management better because of this project. I honestly can't think of anything I would change. I put 100% of my effort into this project and I was honestly really happy with my outcome. I think the best part of the project was the actual night where we presented. It was so interesting to see what everyone else did.
We went on an Image of Greatness project field trip. I think my favorite educational part was the art museum. I really learned new things that I never knew before. It really changed how I think about art. I also like learning about the hidden meanings about the sculptures. The part of the field trip where I learned the most is the world food prize. Walking into the building I didn't know a thing about the world food prize and walking out I knew about all sorts of things. I learned all about Norman Borlaug and what he did. The part of the trip that surprised me was the art museum. I thought the museum was going to be boring but it actually surprised myself how much I enjoyed it. In the museum my favorite art piece was this tunnel and it was an optical illusion. It looked like a ladder that went on and on forever with the words whisper repeating.
Part of the field trip was that we got to do an Escape Chamber. We unfortunately didn't break out of the room. We were in the hardest room and we were so close. We forgot the last number in the final code. We were so close. I would say the Escape Chamber was also the most fun part in the trip. I think it was the best because it was really fun to do but you also had to think about what you were doing.
Unfortunately that was out last field trip ever in GOAL, and we are coming close to the end of the school day. I think the best part of GOAL was the mock trial. It was fun to do and I had a fun time as the lawyer reading all the testimonies. Advice I would give students on how to succeed was to always stick to deadlines. For example for images of greatness if you didn't stick to the deadlines you would fall so far behind and it would take a lot of extra time out of class to catch up. I better warn you to never get Mrs. Edlin to give you the "look". Once you get the "look" you are screwed. Something the kids below us should be excited about are the great discussions, fun projects, and a great teacher. I am really going to miss Deep Thinking Friday's and having a place to rant. I am really going to miss my favorite class going to high school Mrs. Edlin really made my middle school experience better. I am also going to miss every single one of you next year.