For our last Unit of Inquiry into Who We Are, 5W students have been thinking about our central idea that “a person’s identity is shaped by a range of factors,” and about what it is we really believe in. 5W students have used the website This I Believe for inspiration and hopefully you have had the chance to listen along and talk with your child about a few of them, as you have shared your child’s learning.
Thank you all for discussing and sharing with your child the beliefs that you grew up with as a child yourself and for discussing the beliefs that your family holds as important now.
Having looked at the essays on the website This I believe, 5W students have thought about all the beliefs that they hold to be important. From the many that they could think of, each student chose 2 or 3 to really consider and eventually 1 that she or he decided to write about and make a podcast of. We looked at how the essays were written (style) and worked from a modelled example with Mr. Weekes Modelled example
Links to all students’ essays can be found in the comment box below and hopefully you will be able to listen to your child’s and other students’ podcasts directly from the link on the right column of our class blog. Please enjoy.