We were having “Passion Hour” on Friday with my Third Graders. Passion Hour is our adapted version of Genius Hour, which is practically the same thing, but with a different title.
In essence, students get to choose what passion they’d like to explore and research more about it. The goal is for students to come up with their own research question, which should not be answered with a “yes” or “no”, have it approved by me, do the research, and then present it to their classmates in a format of their choosing.
We were in the beginning stages of choosing our research questions, when one of my students jokingly said they wanted to research me! Hah!
My student said, “Let’s research why was Miss Kriegl made?!”
He immediately answered his own question by exclaiming, “I know, TO TEACH!”
His peers all agreeing enthusiastically with shouts of, “YES!” and “Yay!” and “I agree!”
So there you have it friends, the reason I was put on earth, why I was made, why I am alive, is to teach. I wouldn’t have it any other way. 🙂