Podcasts for 5W version of “This I Believe”

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.

59 thoughts on “Podcasts for 5W version of “This I Believe”

  1. My podcast for “This I Believe” is about everyone having a special talent. I think this is important because we all have special abillities and we can all do different things. “Everyone has talent it’s just a matter of moving around until you’ve discovered what it is” – George Lucas.

    I hope you enjoy my essay: http://bit.ly/214Bf3e
    And the podcast of my essay in the right hand column of our class blog.

    Thank you

    🙂 LISA 🙂

    • I think your podcast was great! I think you talked a little too fast so I couldn’t hear what you said sometimes, but I liked how you talked about your friends and how you talked about your thoughts and your feelings, how you wondered what your special talent was!

    • Lisa had a great speech and I liked how she talked about herself and other people.

      She Talked really fast so I had to listen closly but it was a great speech.

  2. For my ” This I Believe ” I did it on believing in something, I realized that with everything that I have gone through I have always believed in something and I want to share that!

    I hope that you enjoy my essay here: http://bit.ly/1UneJOB
    My podcast essay is on the right of your screen!

    🙂 🙂 Ellenah 🙂 🙂

    • Your story is very sad but it was inspiring. I like the quote you had made because I agree that while your world may be perfect others may not and when your world is upside down others will have a wonderful world.

      You made some mistakes when you were reading your essay but you kept on going on. The podcast was great! Your voice was clear and I understood most of the things you said. Well done!

      🙂 Lisa 🙂

    • Ellenah I am sorry about what had happen to your cat. I like the way how you combine said and happy together. I also like the way how you said that everyone can believe in something.

      I liked it.

  3. My Podcast for “This I Believe” is about my belief in the importance of friendship. It’s about how friendship is important and why I think that, what friends do, and others… This is the link to my podcast: http://bit.ly/1UneBP4
    I hope you enjoy!

    🙂 😀 Mai 🙂 😀

    • I really liked how you really think about your friends. I Liked when you said you should try to make 100 or 50 friends because that will really be cool if people do that.

    • I agree that friends are always there for you and you can have many fun experiences with them!! I think that you were very clear and it is a very very inspiring story of how you realise that not everyone is your friends!

      But I think that you could read it a bit more loud or go a bit closer to the computer and then read your essay!!

      🙂 🙂 Ellenah 🙂 🙂

    • I agree Mai Friends are everything!!! We make different memories like you said with best friends. Crazy, funny, weird, all kinds of memories.

      Your voice was clear and you were not talking too fast or too slow. You had a great topic!

    • Your podcast was really good. Your voice was loud and clear. And I love how you were explaining that your friends are important to you.

      Khadija

  4. My podcast for “This I Believe” is about how important your family is. What things they do to help you. “You don’t choose your family. They are god’s gift to you as you are them.- Desmond Tutu”

    I hope you like reeding my essay here: http://bit.ly/25ISElw

  5. My podcast of this year’s 5W “This I believe is about my belief in the power of lunch. “A day is wasted if you skip lunch.” Toshimi Sawada.

    Please enjoy my podcast here: http://bit.ly/1X8b25r and the podcast of my essay in the right hand column of our class blog.

    • I really liked the essay

      but you need to say your essay clear

      I liked how you got to have different lunch experiences and told how different they were but the same to

    • Toshimi I think that your essay specific and funny I also liked how you explained about your lunch in with your friends in Abu Dabhi and there’s nothing to make better I think it was just perfect.

      Luis

    • Your topic was interesting and I’ve never heard something like this before! I really liked the way you said that when you have your friends around lunch tastes better and it’s double the fun!!

      Your were clear in what you said which was really good.

      🙂 Lisa 🙂

    • Nice one Toshi! I like the way you started with a quote – “Good foods are sweeter when shared with friends” I agree because when you eat with friends, you will talk with them about fun things.

      I like the way you talked to. Clear, without stoping and a good tone.

      Good Job!

      Andrew Taiga

      Thank you @(^_^)@

    • Your story is really good and it has a lot of meaning to it! It also made me realise how my family and friends are always there for me even if I can’t see them or if they are in a different country they will be there for me mentally!

      But I think that if you read it a bit more clearly and read it a bit more slowly then it would be really good!

      🙂 🙂 Ellenah 🙂 🙂

  6. My podcast for this year’s 5W “this I Believe” is about my belief in the power of helping each other. I mean not only helping, it is like doing something together. One thing I believe is that by helping each other we could accomplishes the impossible. The other thing I believe is there is no really ending in helping each other it is when you stop for the day and continue on the next day.

    I hope you will enjoy my essay here: http://bit.ly/1VJiUcD and this is the podcast of my essay here: http://bit.ly/1U5fHlf.

    Thank you.

      • Hello jack I think that your podcast was really about the topic I could really understand you podcast something that I found disturbing was the sound in the background but otherwise it was good.

        Luis

  7. My podcast for this year 5W is about the power of friends. People should have friends so they can be happy and have fun. “Friendship is never priceless treasure never to be bought or sold it can only be cherished.” By anonymous

    I hope you enjoy my podcast here: http://bit.ly/1Unf6IY and my podcast of my essay in the right hand side of our class blog.

    🙂 Alvin 🙂

    • Alvin I think that your podcast was good it had awesome vocabulary and you were speaking clearly one thing that you should work on is your writing and your grammar but otherwise it was awesome bye Luis.

    • Im sorry I forgot to write the positive.

      The cool thing was when you Talk deep and when you keep your friends close to you.
      I think your voice is really deep.
      It was GOOD

    • I like the way how you talked clearly and you put power in your voice.
      Maybe you should talk a little bit faster because it was kind of slow.

      You did great Alvin!!!

      :)Alvin:)

    • It was a great podcast because you mentioned your past friends and present friends.

      Perhaps you could talk smoothly without pauses.

      That was a awesome podcast Alvin!

    • Your story is really good and it really made me think about how much my friends do for me! I love this idea!!

      I think that if you put the introduction in the beginning then it would kind of tell the audience about what your topic is!!

      🙂 🙂 Ellenah 🙂 🙂

    • Im sorry I forgot to write the positive.

      The cool thing was when you Talk deep and when you keep your friends close to you.
      I think your voice is really deep.
      It was GOOD

      SORRY

  8. My podcast for this year’s 5W “This I Believe” is about my belief in how imagination can change the world. With my brother, I learned how to use my imagination in cool ways. I know how to use my imagination to solve problems. “Laughter is timeless Imagination has no age and Dreams are forever” – Walt Disney.

    I hope you enjoy my essay here: http://bit.ly/25JMV2h and the podcast of my essay in the right hand column of our class blog.

    • I think you explained really well and imagination is a good thing to have. I think you should cut the video each paragraph because I can hear different people’s voices.

    • Jack I really like the way how you thought of great ideas and interesting facts about imagination. I also like the part where you said imagination could take you anywhere.

      Nice one.

    • I liked that you think imagination and you thought of a cool super hero.
      After Listening your podcast I like imagining.
      I liked your story.
      GOOD JOB

    • I really liked your essay! I liked the quote you chose, from Walt Disney. I also liked the story you told about you and your brother playing a game where you imagine you are a character or a creature. I think you talked pretty clear, you didn’t talk too fast or slow, but sometimes you stopped a little so I think you should try not to stop next time.

  9. My podcast for this year’s this I believe is about you should help others but not get helped as much. “You don’t need a reason to help people’ -Crystal Martin.

    This is my essay here –> http://bit.ly/214C0tj

    \[°∆°]/ 🙂 🙂 ¡¡Thank You!! 🙂 🙂 \[°∆°]/

    • Your podcast was awesome! I like the way you explained your past experiences of you having a hard time trying to help people but can’t. But you went over those experiences and I know that you are a very good helper now Vincent!

      Good job Vincent!

      Andrew Taiga

      Thank you @(^_^)@

  10. My podcast is about spirit of friendship. This FINALE unit is about believes so I chose this topic. People should have friends and its ok if you only have one. “No teasing but you are aloud to be friends” – By anonymous

    I hope you enjoy my podcast! Here is the link http://bit.ly/1Xzkakc

    Anish:)

    • I really liked your podcast and essay for ThisIBelieve because you made it clear that you have a belief in the spirit of friendship. Listening your podcast, I now know that you had a special friend. Your best friend Saku, who sadly left after grade 4 and you felt very sad. But your dad told you to be nice and communicate and now you have many friends!

      Nice one Anish!

      Andrew Taiga

      Thank you @(^_^)@

      • I agree that helping makes the better place. I like how you should we can help internationally and globally. Sometimes you didn’t said the words clearly.

        \[°∆°]/

    • Anish you had a really good voice and I liked how you expressed your self by changing your voice!

      Next time maybe you can speak more slowly because it was a little fast.

      You were really brave and had a good voice!!!!

      (:Ryuta:)

  11. My “This I believe” essay for 5W is about helping others. I think that if we all help we can make the world a brighter and better world.

    -“We can’t help everyone, but everyone can help someone” – Roland Reagan

    My essay: http://bit.ly/1UnfbMP

    Andrew Taiga

    Thank you

    • You had a really clear voice Taiga and Vincent it was really easy to hear your essay!

      Maybe next time you could speak with more expression because it was mostly the same tone.

      You did really well Taiga!!!

      (:Ryuta:)

    • I liked the way how you talked clearly and expressed you feelings.
      Maybe you should talk a little faster because you where a little bit slow.

      NICE WORK Taiga

      🙂

    • I liked the idea of putting 2 quotes instead of 1 and the example of the train.

      Maybe you could talk slightly louder so we can hear!

      Incredible podcast Taiga!

    • I like how your voice was clear to understand and I like how you said if your hungry eat food, if your angry eat food, If you are sad eat food, if you are happy eat food, if you are excited eat food.

      Nice one bro.

    • Colin had a great speech and I like how he had lots of reasons to like food. I also like how how he he in eluded friendship with food. That was so cool.

      I think his speech would be better if he would speak clearer be cause it was hard to hear.

      Great speech!!!

    • I like how you explained that eating good food can make people happy. For example: His dad always comes back with stress but when he eat his food, he gets happy.
      I think its going to be better if you use the normal sound effect.

    • I liked how you spoke with out stoping!

      Maybe next time you could take out the effect and also speak more clearly because I didn’t get what you said at all.

      You were very brave and it was good!

  12. My “This I believe” podcast is about honesty and not lying. I think that if you are not honest then people don’t want to do anything with you and they also don’t trust you then.

    “Without honesty there is no trust without trust there is no honesty” — Luis Llistosella

    My essay: http://bit.ly/1X8cXa3

    Luis

    • I like how you spoke clearly and how you always said the truth e.g How you gave the wallet back to the man. There was a noise in the background that was a bit disturbing but it was understandable.

      Nice bro.

  13. For my ” This I Believe ” I did it on believing in something, I realized that with everything that I have gone through I have always believed in something and I want to share that!

    I hope that you enjoy my essay here: http://bit.ly/1t79zzU
    My podcast essay is on the right of your screen!

    🙂 🙂 Ellenah 🙂 🙂

  14. My podcast for this year’s 5W “This I Believe” is about my belief in how imagination can change the world. With my brother, I learned how to use my imagination in cool ways. I know how to use my imagination to solve problems.
    “Laughter is timeless Imagination has no age and Dreams are forever” – Walt Disney.

    I hope you enjoy my essay here: http://bit.ly/1PgEpLg and the podcast of my essay in the right hand column of our class blog.

  15. My podcast for “This I believe” is about saying hello. I think saying hello is really respectful and nice. You should always say hello to who were you see.
    Here is my eassy: http://bit.ly/1rchlae
    Hope you enjoy.
    Khadija Wahla

    • I like that you believe that saying hello is respect full. I think that you really had a loud voice and I really liked your podcast.

    • I liked your podcast, it was good! I think you should talk a little louder, and clear next time, but I liked the story, how you should say hello to people, and how important it is.

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