Overall, I'm proud of my whole project. It turned almost exactly how I would hope, but the part that I'm most proud of is my board and the bio-riddle performance. The board, in my eyes, was quite clean and eye-appealing. I loved how it looked visually, but also loved the photos and captions that went with it. However, my timeline was my favorite because I thought it was clever and it had turned better than expected. I also was extremely proud of the riddle because, well, I made it through with very little mistakes! I'm not gonna lie I gave a quick prayer before I went on stage, but hey, I think it worked. It was very rewarding though to have people come back and tell me that I looked confident and calm while reciting my poem. I definitely wasn't, but, fake it till you make it. I would also say this was by far the most challenging part for me. I don't do well on stage in general, let alone having to memorize and speak into a microphone in front a crowd of people. By the end of the night though, I was happy to make it through without throwing up all over the front row.
In all honesty, I think I grew as a person the most throughout this whole entire project. I tell my family all the time that I learn the most life skills in this class, and Images of Greatness was a perfect example. As much as we all hated it, going out on stage in front of those people was a good thing in my opinion. We will be able to take this in our adult lives and actually use it, no matter the job we have.
The work that I would change, would definitely be my essay. I didn't love it, it was kind of boring and seemed to drag on, so maybe if I put a lot more time into it, I would feel more accomplished with my work. Also, I felt that my bio-riddle's construction wasn't really done to it's best. There were some lines that I would kind of cringe at because they were just so odd and confusing. Once again if I would have managed my time better, I would have potentially enjoyed reciting my poem because I was proud of the writing aspect. It's all good though, as I think that my writing skills can get better over time.
Lastly, my favorite part of the actual Images of Greatness celebration would be when the audience came over to look at our boards and food. I loved interacting with everyone on such a positive night. It was so rewarding to me when people would compliment me on my food and come back for seconds, but it was also rewarding when adults would come over, admire my work, and then we would talk about it for quite a bit of time. To me, it showed that they were interested in my project and enjoyed learning about my Images of Greatness.
I'm so sad that it's over, as it was one of my favorite middle school memories. I had a such a great time with everyone, seeing them in their costumes as they performed their riddle. It's sad to think that this was the last event as a Goal class together. I guess it's time for a new chapter in our lives, I'm just glad I got to spend this chapter with this class, and especially with Mrs. Edlin.
(If this photo doesn't represent our Goal class, I don't know what does.)