As another quarter is soon coming to an end, our chicken coops have yet to be completed. Week after grueling week the construction of the coops lingers on. It is well known that the chicken coop is meant to be a project long-term project however, it must come to an end. While gradual progress is said to success in itself, I feel that it rings true to a certain extent. As we enter our fifth month of construction, it has been said by some students that “this project will never end”. Although that statement is obviously exaggerated, when a project is taking longer than it should, groups lose focus, energy, enthusiasm, and the initial passion and excitement is amiss. It becomes exorbitantly easier to fall off task, the work grows increasingly sloppier, and participants grow to resent their work no matter how intriguing the project may have been thought out to be.
Despite this factual yet harsh statements, I am proud to say that our class has maintained a steady work flow. Day after day my classmates are putting in hard work and while the outcomes may be fewer on some days, there is not a doubt in my mind that the chicken coops will be anything less than extraordinary. For the majority of the class, this is their first time using these tools and building actual structures. With that, lets wrap up these coops and move on to our next adventure.
by Mia Stein