We are almost finished with Fever 1793 by Laurie Halse Anderson. What will happen to Matilda? Is her mom really alive? What will she do with tiny Nell? This video gives us a virtual tour of Philadelphia at the time of the Yellow Fever outbreak. This is a great source to help us visualize what life could have been like for the citizens of Philadelphia. Can you use this tour to help you predict the ending to our story?
What was the most interesting stop on the tour of Philadelphia to you and why? Comment and respond to a peer's comment by Tuesday.
As we learned for our assembly, hunger is a world wide problem. There is enough food in teh world, but not everyone has access to it. After watching this video one could feel helpless, or one could feel motivated.
Check out ten kids (just like you) that used the motivation and started charities to help others. (source: http://www.buzzfeed.com/nakedjuice/incredible-charities-started-by-children)
Leave a comment answering one of the two prompts:
1. What part of the video grabbed your attention and why?
2. What is a problem you see that needs solving and what are you going to do about it?
Leave a comment and respond to a peer's comment by Wednesday.
I think you'll recognize most of the people in this video. What do they all have in common? They have pursued their passion and used their gifts to change the world. Can you imagine a world without Steve Jobs, Michael Jordan, or Walt Disney? Thankfully, they were wise enough to go after what they were passionate about.
In 5A we do Genius Hour for an hour each week. The purpose of this is to let you, the students, explore your passions. You have so many different things you are interested in and I want to make sure you have time to answer those questions and pursue something YOU want to learn. What are you pursuing this Genius Hour cycle and how will you share it with the world? Comment on this post and respond to one classmate's post by Tuesday.
Before our Monday Motivation I want to remind you to read the weekly newsletters. Parents can find the newsletter in the Parent roll down menu or by clicking this link. Students can find the newsletter by scrolling through the Student Information menu.
Do you agree or disagree that happy people are more successful? Can you share an example of a time your happiness led to success?
One time my happiness led to success was when I was in 4th grade. We were doing a project/game called the "Oregon Trail". The object of the game was to travel with your group across America and settle in Oregon. I was very happy doing this project because of the group I was in. We all got along together and had fun, which made me happy. I think because I was happy my group was successful.
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