By Ray McMann
It is hard to believe the end of the school year is upon us. We wanted to take a minute to share all the wonderful work students have or are in the process of completing and what the Personal Project process looks like moving forward.
Students are at different points of the process, depending on their individual needs. There are many students who have finished their investigating portion of the project and are working on the planning. There are others who are still figuring out what topics they want to delve into further. Wherever your child is on this journey, remind them that it is a marathon and not a sprint, and they will still be able to and can finish this project.
During the summer we will post a new assignment for the month to help them manage their time. Ask your child what they are working on this month, or f you would like to look at the weekly assignments, just click on the link.
Over the summer, we will be hosting a few work days students can attend if they would like help from the Personal Project team. The following timeline is what we will be using as a guide for our students going through the summer and into next school year.:
We are excited about seeing all of the wonderful things that students are going to create or accomplish for their project. We are also committed to helping everyone succeed. For more information on the Personal Project, please feel free to visit the ROHS Personal Project website (https://sites.google.com/oaklandschools.net/rohspersonalproject/home) or the Royal Oak MYP website (http://romyp.weebly.com/projects1.html).
The summer brings days filled with fun and freedom for students. The past few weeks, in talking with parents, I have been asked about ideas for how to keep students' curiosity alive this summer. Below is a list of different places and activities around Metro Detroit that you can possibly explore to keep those wonderful MYP minds sharp and wondering.
Detroit Institute of Arts - attend many free family events
Detroit Symphony Orchestra - see a neighborhood concert series
Michigan Science Center - check out the Spark!Lab
Outdoor Adventure Center - free admission on the last Wednesday of every month
Cranbrook Institute of Science - sign up to safely see the solar eclipse in August
Detroit Historical Museum - check out the museum's historical Detroit street
Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History - attend a one of the family activity events
Theater Camps - look into sending your child to a theater camp for a week
Arab American National Museum - attend a family event or eat wonderful food during a festival
Vintage Baseball - see a vintage baseball game locally
Michigan Activity Pass - pick one up from the Royal Oak Library
Royal Oak Library - attend one of the many free events
We hope all our students and their families have a wonderful, safe, fun summer and look forward to their return next year!
Ms. Belzyt is the MYP Coordinator for the Royal Oak Middle and High Schools, an IB educator, and life-long learner
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