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Genius Hour; where ideas come to life!

posted Sep 11, 2017, 9:27 AM by Unknown user

As the school year begins and the classes continue on, Comp 1 found a way to bring some more excitement to the year, while also making the world a little better in the process.

“Genius Hour is a project I do where I give kids every Friday to work on projects they choose,” English teacher Tamara Salisbury said. “I think they have good ideas, and I’m excited to see what happens.”

Expectations for the year vary among many students, though. Some students said they are already worried about the project.

“It is going to be really awful and strenuous,” senior Matthew Lange said. “I just don’t see a point in it.”

Not all students are unhappy about what the year has to offer, though. Some said they enjoy the freedom the project gives them, and some already have ideas of what their projects are going to be.

“I like that you do whatever you want, something that interests you,” senior Kenzie Biehler said. “I'm going to cross stitch with Caylee Harrington.”

Despite its challenges for some students, Mrs. Salisbury said she thought it teaches important life skills.

“As the class goes on, many students will find Grit is an important skill needed to complete the projects, and attitudes will change throughout the year,” she said.