Our podcasts for ‘This I Believe’ are available to listen to on our blog now

Please check the side bar on the right for the link to the audio file.

If you would like to read your child’s essay too, please ask your child to share it with you from his or her Google Docs account.

Or you can read it by following the link from your child’s comment in the previous post on this blog.

I’m sure the 5W students would appreciate any comment you have to make πŸ™‚

Thank you from all of us here in 5W for your continued support.

This I Believe – Podcast essay can be read here

Dear all,

This week 5W students have been planning and writing and editing a 350 ~ 500 word essay on a subject in which she or he believes deeply. This is inspired by the website This I Believe.

If you open the ‘comments’ box above, you will be able to find your child’s podcast essay and read it. Please talk to your child about the planning process that led to his or her essay.

The audio podcast will be recorded in the next few days and uploaded to our class blog by the end of April. Please check back here to listen to your child’s podcast later. Thank you.

Grade 9 visits 5W to discuss 3 types of ‘service’

At YIS we recognise 3 different types of ‘service’ to the community. In no particular order they are:

DIRECT service – Interaction that involves people, the environment or animals
INDIRECT service – Making a positive impact without direct interaction
ADVOCACY – Speaking on behalf of a cause or concern to promote action on an issue of public interest

Class 9U visited us to day for 30 minutes and together in groups the students sorted out a jumbled list of examples back into the 3 categories above – after plenty of discussion. It was a really good exercise and the students enjoyed their time together.

So what do you believe in?

This I Believe

We will be looking at what is really important to us. What do we really believe in – even if we haven’t thought about it very much! Or at least we perhaps don’t even notice we think something is important.

This week, 5W students will be listening to many podcasts on the This I Believe site and writing a response to some of them. Today we modeled one way to do this and you can find YOUR child’s work from the comments box below.

HERE is the model that we worked on together this morning.