Summer is here and the Armadillos and Eagles are jumping out of their skin with joy and glee. I wonder what the summer will bring! The sky is the limit, but just remember to to put some reading in it. lt's been an amazing year. Here's one way to stay in touch. Leave your tweets here from whatever part of the globe you may be this summer. See you all in the fall for a new season of growing and learning. Have a sun kissed summer of bliss!.
The latest controversy about Greg Mortensen's true colours is a quick study in media literacy. The allegations about his misuse of funds and misleading tales in his book makes us all feel somewhat betrayed. On the other hand does this bad thing that he did (embellishing) mean that he has not done a good thing for thousands of children? Watch the video about the charges faced by Greg Mortensen and make your voices heard about what we should do with the hundreds of dollars that we have collected for the Pennies for Peace program. If you do not feel that we should give the donation to Pennies for Peace, then please make a suggestion for another charity.
Planting seeds of peace.
Let's read, write, speak and think about ways to make our planet a more peaceful place. As you brainstorm about your character/problem solution narratives this week, let's think about how to incorporate a theme of peace and harmony. Blog about your story plot of peace here and see whose masterpiece will win the writing award.
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Fourth Grade Debate
The most fascinating event currently in the news is the death of Osama Bin Ladin. Americans are thrilled to bits because they view this as justice being served. Fourth Graders were too young to grasp what happened during September 11, 2001, but they are not too young to join the conversation about the implications of Osama’s demise. Does his death mean that we can now relax and savour the taste of sweet revenge or will it trigger more war and bloodshed? Will it end up causing the loss of more innocent American lives? Share your views here to help clarify your thoughts for the upcoming classroom debates.
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