Isn’t it hard to believe that it’s already June! This year has flown by and I have been so impressed with the growth, learning, and maturity that you have all demonstrated as we’ve moved through this year. June is an awesome time to take stock of your learning and your year at school. For your blog post this week, I’d like you to look back at the year we’ve had. Perhaps you go onto Twitter to see the photos of things we’ve done, perhaps you have some ideas already but I want you to create a top 5 list of things that you’ve learned, projects you’ve done, or best times that you’ve had in class. After each thing you’ve listed, say why that thing made your top five list! Can’t wait to hear about your best reflections!
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. I have been incredibly proud of the dedication and effort that you put into your daily routines, the excitement and engagement I’ve seen as you take on difficult math problems, as well as your efforts with your inAnimate Alice Projects! Thanks so much for being so great! As we think about inspiration, iteration and ideas of pushing ourselves forwards let’s continue that idea 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?”
Next weekend is May Long Weekend, a time when some people go away on their first outdoor vacation of the year. Some people camp, some go to cottages and some go out into their garden to begin planting and preparing for the upcoming summer season. Your task this week is going to ask you to dive into your memories and think back to an amazing vacation you’ve had with your family. Perhaps you went on a big trip somewhere amazing, perhaps it was at home and you all did something that really sticks out in your mind. Use your descriptive writing skills to help you write a paragraph about your favourite vacation. If you cannot think of a vacation that you’ve ever been on, you can describe your dream vacation.
The birds are chirping and the sun feels warm as it shines through the top of my tent. I roll over in my sleeping bag and begin to wake up. As I get out of the tent, my family also wakes up with me. We head out of the tent and begin to make a fire. As the sweet smell of camp smoke reaches my nostrils, I begin to prepare the coffee. The sun gets warmer as the fog burns off of the lake. It’s another beautiful day and I’m looking forward to sharing it with my family.
We have been looking deeply at ways in which we can help the earth and make sure it’s a planet that your children and grandchildren will be able to live on happily! This video is a brilliant way of using spoken word poetry to have an impact. I absolutely love how he uses his voice as an instrument of change.
Your blog job this week is to write your own letter to yourself, when you’re 40 years old. In your letter, I’d like you to talk about:
You can start your letter with: “Dear Future Me,”
Mr. Steltman's Class
Our blog will be using inspirational quotes, news articles and more as jumping off points to showcase our digital footprint, ideas, and writing.