- Is it too late to make a positive impact on the environment, or can we make a change?
- What changes would you make to build a positive future for the generations to follow us?
- List 3 things you will do this week that will create a better world for future generations!
This week we celebrated Earth Day, a day to raise awareness and recognize the importance of environmental protection. As I was looking through the various events and videos that were posted, this one really caught my attention. Watch one man’s ‘apology’ to future generations, for the damage being done today.. Although some of the points he makes refer to American politicians, I think the message he has to share is universal. As you watch, think about his message. Do you agree? For your blog post, in the comments, reflect on the following:
I have been so proud of each and everyone of you over the past two weeks. As a class, you are truly kind, caring, and compassionate. You work hard in class and stay focussed. What I was most proud of this week was the amazing social activist fair that you all participated in thanks to Ms. Bottosso! It was so great seeing you showing how much you care about others. Also these past few weeks, a ton of you wrote the math contest, have been working to find gaps in your own learning and have been working to be the best people you can be!
This week for your blog post, I want you to think to yourself, what would you try if you could not fail? What would you try that was different, what would you be, how much further could you go if you knew that you couldn’t fail? Is fear of failure or rejection stopping you from accomplishing something you’ve always wanted to do? Shoot for the stars and this week, tell us,
“What would you try if you knew you couldn’t fail?”
Reading your stories has been so much fun over the past few weeks and this will be the last week that we get to write with our characters for homework. For your challenge this week, I would like you to write a story that has a moral. What is a moral you ask? Well, a moral is a lesson that showcases how someone can become a better story. Think of the story of the tortoise and the hare, the moral of the story is that slow and steady is a better way to live your life. Many stories have morals and now I’d like you to write one where we can learn something through your character. The story does NOT have to be long but must end with the sentence, “The moral of this story is ... “ and you will fill in the blanks! Teach the world something through the power of storytelling!
So far our characters have been created, given personality’s, had their first day of grade six, and gotten into an argument. Your final task this week is to write a short story involving your character. Think about what may happen in a short story (setting, conflict, rising action, climax, falling action) and you can plan your story out any way you like. This story is completely yours and I’m excited to see which direction you take it. Feel free to involve a classmate’s character in your story.
Mr. Steltman's Class
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