Back in October I posted about my foray into non-traditional instruction, wherein the students in my grade 9 Science class wrote letters in order to take civic action regarding invasive species. Well, the replies have started coming in, and the kids are pretty pumped. We have received replies from the City of Toronto parks department, and the CEO of Sheridan Nurseries, the largest chain of garden centres in the region.
This pay-off is terrific. The kids are pumped that they actually received replies, and they are also pumped that the replies did not fully address their concerns (I think some are preparing a response!). So even though we are at the end of the next unit, they are re-energized.
I love it when a plan comes together!