Okay squiddlers - you've had your chance to choose your own topics and do quality work and I can't say it's been super successful. Now it's my turn.
Term Four is going to be teacher dominated, brutal and oppressive - well, okay, so maybe I will still be trying my best to make it interesting, relevant and purposeful and tailored to your needs - but please don't be disappointed if it seems to be on a topic you aren't too thrilled about - my idea is to introduce you to skills and information that will help you to be better informed about your world and to arm you with skills and attitudes that will help you to make positive choices. In fact, I am hoping that you will try to save the world - seriously. I think you can do it to.
You will have input into the design of your topic, make choices about field trips, and be able to design things, do experiments, do art, poetry, creative writing, work with animals, get outside the classroom, talk to experts, camp somewhere maybe, and basically actually learn something useful. We will goal set and work toward achieving those goals. I will be guiding the goal setting as it has been fairly meaningless in previous terms.
Secondary - but majorly time consuming - goals will be related to athletics and our team singing. We will also be trying to compete for excellence awards - anyone can achieve them!
DO your best - be focused on having a positive successful term where you will work hard but be satisfied with your results.
Enjoy your final days of rest and make sure the projects that are due get done to a high standard.