As always, I had a clipboard and pen in hand ready to take anecdotal notes of students' thinking. The following was completed during recess time, where I spoke with students who showed interest in having a conversation about our school year.
What did you love about school?
L.N.: I loved creative crafts, because you get to make lots of creative stuff!
T.M.: I loved about school when I was playing at discovery because I could build different stuff.
E.H.: I loved playing at playful learning!
A.S.: I loved recess, because it is fun!
Z.A.: I loved our classroom, because of creative crafts because I can make stuff.
What will you remember about Bond Lake P.S. and our kindergarten class?
M.L.: I will remember the whole school and the sky inquiry and I will remember the trips and we took the bus on the trips.
N.A.: I will remember the sky inquiry, because I had lots of fun dancing.
N.Z.: I will remember Ms. Babalis, Mrs. Ham, and Mrs. Mumma because you all taught me a lot. I learned the word "puzzled" can lead to an inquiry.
J.J.: I will remember my teachers and friends, because I think it's fun to remember our friendship.
What will you miss?
N.Z.: I will miss my friends, because they spend a lot of time with me!
N.A.: I will miss the dancing and the whole school!
M.L.: I will miss the sky inquiry, the dance that we practiced and I will miss the children and my nice teachers.
N.O.: I'm never going to see your classroom again. I'm going to my sister's new school.
J.J.: The classroom, because my friend J.A., R.G., E.H., and my teachers are there.