Humanities with Mrs. Foote
Over the past few weeks, the 7th graders have inspired me with their thoughtful engagement as we study the seminal coming-of-age novel, The Outsiders. S.E. Hinton’s timeless exploration of identity development amid the forces of peer pressure has resonated with many students as they, too, attempt to “stay gold.” In preparation for their first I.B. assessment, students have been crafting personal narratives about a pivotal moment in their life that has shaped their identity. This topic has been challenging for many students, due to its intimate nature. However, I am happy to report that I have been blown away by each student’s ability to craft a powerful, personal story.