I read this quote yesterday on Twitter. It is about the flooding in Thailand and Bangkok. Read it very carefully, a few times, and think deeply about what it means or what it could mean. Make a comment to explain your thinking.
“It seems we are protecting the homes of people who could afford to have them fixed, and sacrificing the homes of people who will lose everything.”
Interview your parents to find out what the world was like and what their lives were like when you were a Zygote!
With your parents, spend some time looking at the Gradual Release of Responsibility diagram outside the classroom:
- Explain how the diagram works
- Share your cards with them by taking them off one-by-one and finding somewhere to talk about each one
- Find out if they think your cards are in the right place on the GRR
- Discuss how you can work together with your parents to progress
- Decide on one or two goals for the next couple of weeks
- Make a comment to tell us your goals and a bit of information about the conversations you had
Remember, make your goals:
Sustainable (you will carry on doing it)
Manageable (it is not too much to take on)
Achievable (you can achieve success with it)
Realistic (it is appropriate for you)
Timely (now is the perfect time to work on this goal)
What is the difference between being bossy and being a leader?
Make a comment to explain your ideas.
6GD have been blogging about this question too, have a look:
I’m interested in your opinion… is this art? Why? Why not? Explain your thinking and get the conversation going.
“I’m not actually sure about my dream. But I do think that I want to work in my mom and dad’s factory. I will try my best by learning from my mother and father to achieve my dream.” Pin
“I want to be an artist because you can be more creative and you can be famous!” Manisha
“If I don’t become a footballer I want to be a soccer coach. I want to be a soccer coach because I want to stay in touch with the beautiful game.” Aayush
“I want to be a designer because I like to choose things for other people.” May
“My dream is makes people healthy. That means I want to be a doctor when I’m older. I need medical skills, inside or outside body skills, I will learn with my body book, and learn in college.” YeaChan
“When my dream come true I will make underwater house and I will make the world biggest house ever. I will learn skills selling lands from my father.” Nine
“When I get older I want to be a pilot because pilots help transport people to new places and countrys and they can also do other things like help in a war or help save people.” Michael
Image from http://www.lifewater.org/everyday
How are your goals going? Success or failure so far this week?
These pictures show the 6SS students working on a drawing. I gave them a blank sheet of good quality paper and asked them to draw whatever they wanted to in one hour. I am looking to see:
- How creative they are
- How well they can concentrate
- What is in their minds!
I’ll publish some of their drawings on here later.
Name/nickname, Birthday, Nationality
Countries they’ve lived in
How long they’ve been at NIST
Who they live with, how many siblings, pets…
What we are doing this summer…
The best thing about my family is…
Best part of Year 6 for me was:
Their favourite experience from Year 6…
My Exhibition topic was…
What they did in Year 6 to prepare themselves for Year 7…
My Year 6 teacher was ____ and they would describe me as….
Me as a student:
Areas to improve on…
The best way my teacher can help me is…
Activities/sports I enjoy are…
I like to read about…
I am really interested in learning more about…
What I like best about my friends…
I hope in Year 7… (example: we stay friends, I make new friends, I have less problems with my friends…)
I try to be a good friend by…
What I’m most excited about…
What makes me nervous…
What I might need help with…(from teachers/parents)
We have been doing some life drawing in the classroom today – fully clothed! Leonardo DaVinci was one of the first artists to really understand and show the proportions of the human body – how big the head is, how long the arms are in relation to the rest of the body.
What interesting relationships are there between the sizes of different parts of the body?
Read these websites for information: