This is it, the very last homework of the year. You’ve made it, you’ve done it, you can be proud. For so many of you, you completed every single blog post and the coolest part about that is you can always go back and look on the website to see what you wrote. Your thoughts, your ideas, your grade six self is immortalized on the website for the year you were in this class. I think that is truly amazing. With those thoughts in mind, think about your year, your growth, your learnings. The last blog post is all yours to write your final thoughts on grade six. Some ideas could be a letter to me, a letter to future grade six students, a paragraph on how you’ve seen yourself grow, ANYTHING! This is your final chance to say your piece, to offer up your ideas as a grade six student. I’m so excited to read them!
I saw this very neat video on how sugar affects our brains. This video comes from Ted Ed, the education side of ted talks. This is one of their most watched videos ever. Why do you think it’s so popular? Watch the video and then write down three thoughts, wonderings, or questions that you had regarding this video. The brain is such a cool part of our body, and works with our physical, mental, and emotional well-being. Changing the way we think, we eat, and our negative habits, helps us change the way our brain functions, which will give us better day to day lives. In your blog post answer:
Question 1: Write your three wonderings, learnings or questions and as a further challenge, can you find 5 items in your kitchen/fridge that don’t have sugar in them? Write them down.
Question 2: If you were a parent, what rules would you impose on your children to help them grow up healthy? Write down 3 rules that you think would be fair.
Can you go 24 hours without eating any processed sugar? Good Luck!
June, JUNE, can you believe that it’s already June? And this is it, the last month, the last push before we say goodbye to the community we’ve built this year and say hello to summer, grade 7 and your future! That being said, it’s not quite summer yet and we have 4 full weeks of school to continue our learning and to make sure that it is meaningful learning. When we started this year, we made promises to ourselves and to each other about what we would accomplish this year, about the people we would be and about how we would try to act. For this last month, I think we need to renew our vows and to make some promises about how we will all get the most out of our last month here.
For myself, I promise that I will try to be patient with you and to understand your excitement as we near the end of the year.
I promise that I will continue to listen to your, to what you need and to create lessons based on the needs of the class as a whole.
I promise I will maintain my high expectations of you. I know that you’re all capable of truly incredible things and I promise that I will continue to expect that and your absolute best every day.
For your blog post, make and explain three promises that you will fulfill over the last four weeks. Think of the best for the class, for you, and for learning. I’m excited to read and hold you to your promises as I hope you’ll hold me to mine. Let’s keep crushing it!
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