May is a very busy time of the year. Schools are “winding up” as the school calendar counts down. We are running end of year events, and at the same time, planning for the coming school year (e.g., master schedule, class lists, teacher assignments, hiring). Students are taking end of year assessments and bringing long-term projects to a close. The students in 5th grade are probably the busiest.
Our 5th grade student, Elizabeth, took time this week to entertain the student body with incredible cardboard arcade games. Her “cardboard challenge” was the result of a passion project to raise money for the Blessings in a Backpack charity. Students had the option of making a small donation and playing her cardboard games on their way to lunch recess. Her project embodied many of the qualities of what we have termed as #bewillowbrook – passion, play, purpose, and ingenuity.