Last week we explored Google Earth, and we had so much fun! We have been working away at finishing up our scavenger hunts. I think we can all agree - Google Earth has some pretty awesome sights to see. We are all learning about new places and landmarks within these places. In language, we also began creative writing and are becoming superstar writers. We know that creative writing takes lots of imagination. Creative writing also takes time, it takes lots of thought and practice, to ensure the reader is “hooked” on our story. If you could travel to any place in the world, but could only take two things with you, where would it be and what would you take with you? Use your imagination and creativity to explore where you would go, and what you would take with you. Cannot wait to read your responses!
This week, we focused on Muffles Truffles in math. We learned all about Muffles’ truffle shop and helped his assistant, Patricio, package all of the truffles. Our focus for the lesson was centered around determining how many truffles, Muffles, could fit into each box. We worked very hard to determine the price of each box, and extended our learning by creating our own boxes for Muffles. On Wednesday, we also determined that Muffles should charge more for his delicious truffles. We then calculated the new boxes of truffles. We learned lots about multiplication and owning a business during this unit - I think we can all agree, it seems like a lot of work to run a truffle shop! If you could pick any shop you would like to open one day, what would it be? Why would you want to open up this kind of shop? Excited to hear your responses.
This week, we took the important opportunity we had to remember the sacrifices made by all the men and women of the Canadian Armed Forces and the contributions they made to our freedom and the lives we live today. We learned about the many challenges and the massive loss of life in both the First and Second World War. Our key learning was the these people who served were doing it for someone other than themselves, they were giving for the greater good. I think that this example in turn should lead us into doing the same. This week, I want you to find someone, something, or some way that you can do something for someone else. Bring kindness, joy, or positivity into the world, just because you can. For your blog post, I would like you to describe what you did that was kind, and how that kindness made you feel. Looking forward to reading your posts!
This week there is a huge UN Climate Summit called COP26 in Glasgow Scotland. World leaders are talking about what they can do to make the future a better one for the planet; your planet. It’s not just world leaders who will make a difference though, they have awards there for students who have done great things to help our planet. You have the power! I think this video from Kid President has some amazing messages for us in his video “A Letter For the Future”. As you watched this, I hope you were thinking about what you can do, to help out to make the future a better place. He’s right, we do hear a lot of negative things from the news but as young people, the future is in your hands!
For your blog post this week, write a letter to yourself in five years, when you get to high school. What do you hope to have done to help yourself, help the planet, and help your community?
Please start your post with, Dear future me …
Mr. Steltman's Class
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