Your homework for the next three days is to interview as many different kinds of people as you can and ask them those two questions:
- What is your dream or vision for the future?
- What are YOU gonna DO to make it happen?
Capture the interviews on video and bring the video files into school so we can make our own “We Dream the Future” movie.
These are some good quotes I found on wisdom:
-“Fill your bowl to the brim and it will spill. Keep sharpening your knife and it will blunt.”
Laozi (Lao Tzu, Lao Tse, Lao Tsu)
-“I see in the near future a crisis approaching that unnerves me and causes me to tremble for the safety of my country… corporations have been enthroned and an era of corruption in high places will follow.”
-“Intellect does not attain its full force unless it attacks power.”
-Madame de Stael
What do you think they mean?
Please tell me,
People can often be described as either a “sponge” or as a “stone”. Think about what those two things might mean, what kind of people would be sponges and what kind of people would be stones. Which one are you?
Make a comment to explain your thinking.
The teachers are looking for lots of ways for Year 6 students to be leaders in the school this year. However, lots of people get confused and think that leadership is the same as being bossy.
What is the difference? Think about it. Discuss it with people. Then, make a comment on the Bossiness vs. Leadership posting on the blog:
Interview your parents to find out what the world was like and what their lives were like when you were a Zygote!
You have many choices of ways to write and present your writing. To help you make your choices, I will give you a list of questions.
What do you want to write about? What moments, experiences and conversations were important for you? What responsibilities do you have when you write?
Who do you want to write with? Of course, you can work alone, but you also have the option to collaborate with other people in a number of ways.
Who are you writing for? Who is your audience?
Why are you writing? Why is it important to know the reason you’re writing?
How will you use writing to express what you want to say? How will you make sure people will want to read your writing? How will you get your writing read by other people?
For homework, today, spend some time brainstorming answers to these questions and then make a comment to tell us what you’re thinking. Read the questions very carefully and put some good thought into how you will answer them.
A while ago, we had a session with Ms. Ashley in which we talked a lot about how we treat each other. It was a fantastic lesson and you guys said some amazing things. We collected your thoughts on things we like and things we don’t like about the way people behave towards other people in the class and then we were going to make some essential agreements. Sadly, we had tons of other stuff to do at the same time and we never got around to it.
So, let’s do it today by using the blog.
- Read the “Things we like” and “Things we don’t like” display
- Read the postings about Ms. Ashley’s sessions with you: http://6ssatnist.wordpress.com/?s=ashley
- Think about how you like to be treated and how you like to treat other people
- Try and create a sentence that describes how you think people should be treated
- Make a comment on the blog to tell us your sentence ideas
- Read other people’s ideas too
Image from http://www.zimbio.com/Help+my+dating+life+out/articles/mcsbyurq0Wf/Only+The+Lonely+Talkin
Ms. Ashley and the students discussed what is meant by “our boundaries” and what happens when people “cross the line” or “go over the limit”.
They worked on the case-studies where they had to read different situations and then decide if someone in the situation has crossed a boundary.
Here’s some examples:
Josh’s coach hugs him for a really long time: The students thought this was not appropriate. The hug is fine, but “for a long time” is crossing a boundary.
Jose’s teacher cries on his shoulder and tells him about her problems: The students thought that the teacher was a bit immature and that it would be really “weird”.
Kendra and Alisa are best friends. Kendra tells Alisa about her parents’ divorce: The students had different opinions about this one, some felt that a boundary had been crossed and some didn’t. Ms. Ashley said that sometimes it depends on people’s personalities.
Tiffany tells Kim a secret that Maria told her: Samantha described that as a “violation”!
The conversation then moved on to touching. The students shared examples of “good touching” such as: a hug, a high-five, holding hands, leaning on someone nicely, kissing someone in your family, a gentle pat on the back, a touch on the arm. The students then shared examples of “bad touching” such as: a punch, a push, a kick, scratching, touching someone’s private parts.