5W’s essays about the belief they have chosen for this year’s ‘This I Believe’

As you know, we have been planning this week to write our own essay of about 350~500 words so that we can make our own ‘podcast’ next week and publish it on our 5W class blog via Podbean.

5W students – please tell us WHAT belief your essay/podcast will be about and WHY you chose this one.

Please do this in the comment box below and include a BITLY link to your Google Doc (make sure your Gdoc is set to ‘anyone with the link can view’.)

Thank you.

Asking your parents/family – what does your family value the most?

Dear all,

Next week in 5W our class will be listening to a variety of podcasts about what is most important to various people. We will be using a great website called “This I Believe”. For example, we may start with Howard White’s essay/podcast on “The Power of Saying Hello.” Next week, we shall write our own essays and make our own podcasts.

Essay writing suggestions

For now, 5W students would like to interview YOU – parents and family of 5W students. We would like to know … well, what would we like to know?! Why not check the comment boxes below to see what your child wants to ask you? Thank you so much for your help.

Playing ‘Hunt the Queen’

A favourite card game of strategy and luck, played over 3 or 4 rounds normally. Lots of noise and excitement. Perhaps your child can teach you and your family this great card game.

Instructions HERE

Score sheet HERE

Here are 5W playing today

So what makes us tick?

We hope you read our wonderful ‘colour’ poems on Seesaw recently? We will ‘perform’ them on put those videos on Seesaw too.

Now we are looking at ourselves. What makes us unique, different, who are we, what makes us tick?

To start with – lesson 1 – we have today worked on a ‘tell frame’ (brainstorm) of all the categories that might apply to anyone of us. Tomorrow (lesson 2) we shall add individual examples for each of these categories.

Today’s categories that 5W students came up with today, individually, in groups and as a whole class included:

personality, hobbies, tech, school subjects, emotions, personal interests, family, talents, friends, food, humour, fashion, animals, travel, special moments in our life, social, music, movies/tv, home life, books, roles in school, role models, art, hopes and dreams, nationality, religion, colours – and there’s probably plenty more we could add tomorrow.

Where will this take us? I smell another poem on the wind!