It’s hard to believe that it’s April 17, and this is our last day with our U-M mentors. Some of them are getting ready to graduate, and all of them are preparing their final projects and presentations.

To celebrate the end of a jam-packed year of learning and making, we’re hosting a celebration today. Families, district leaders, and some U-M friends will be joining us as each of us (mentors, too!) shows off something he or she is proud to have made this year, either at home or at Michigan Makers.

I won’t spill the beans, but I can say that here are some of the things piled up on my desk or in my car to bring out to East today: play dough, photos, manuscripts, a mystery box, something we never quite got to work, and a camera.

Last week, everyone was working hard to get something ready to share. We had so much fun seeing you guys at work. There was an amazing productive vibe in the room, and we realized how much everyone had learned about focus, applying their skills, and working with peers.

We hope to see you there. If you can’t make it, check out our Flickr feed in a few days to see what you missed, or take a look at the video below to catch a glimpse of what we worked on first semester!

– Kristin