Last May, we commemorated our first year as a school with a mural of hand prints on a wall in the outdoor classroom. I liked the idea when we created it and idea has only improved with age. I'm hoping that we expand the mural as we grow.
Sometimes I give my camera to a student and have them document their day. While starting to process all of this work has been an item on my massive to do list for a long time, I think that having the kids do it for me is a much better plan. Today I found a misplaced folder of photos that a 10th grader took at the end of August, 2012. In this shot, a girl connects with her hand print from last year.