Hi, so hopefully this link below works (it seems to, I just checked it and it opens to the entire folder). I had to upload the files to Google Drive because the size of the videos is so massive due to the quality, I can’t email them and so putting them on Google Drive is the only option available to us.
I was honestly so extremely proud (but not surprised) as to how well our class performed during this entire process, always asking relevant questions, listening carefully during our weekly visits by the federal prosecutors, etc…because our ‘Lead Team’ were active lawyers as well, we met w/ them a bit less than 5C but based on the stellar behavior and maturity our children in 5S, their immaculate performance truly moved me to tears at one or two points (not full blown crying, just watery eyes that I had to wipe away 😉
I absolutely love and am going to miss each and every child that I was fortunate to have under my guidance this past year. We established a standard and raised the bar for 5th grade in terms of what can be accomplished if the kids are given the chance to express themselves as opposed to being ‘babied’ throughout the year. Our children are capable of so much more as we’ve all seen this past year. I 100% firmly believe that your children will be more prepared for 6th grade and beyond than their average peer because that was what we set out to accomplish from the start, to develop well-rounded learners armed with the ‘dangerous’ ability to critically think for themselves on topics that the average teacher they’ve had in the past simply was not equipped to handle.
I know this and trust this as fact because I consistently get texts, emails, and calls from last year’s students (about 7–8 kids) that moved on to challenging private/boarding schools and they all say the same thing, that the material and discussions we had in class prepared them so well for the future that often times they are the only students in their class that know what is going on! I accredit that to my educational philosophy and teaching style but most importantly, our children’s willingness to have an open mind and to never run from obstacles or challenges but rather face them head on. Most importantly, though, has been the support both our children and I have received from home because without your help, none of this would be possible.
Anyway, below is the link to my Google Drive folder that contains all the images and clips from the mock trial at the Federal Building this past Thursday. If you have an issue accessing it just let me know and I’ll try and fix it asap.
Thanks again for all the love and support I’ve received this year.