A fine game of 'Hoops' to practice our bumping and setting. 1 point if we hit the rim or backboard and 3 points for the holy grail........sinking that shot!
Today, we wrote our tweets on how we are changing the world and our thoughts on how our classmates are doing the same. Afterwards, we spoke about this unbelievable gent and the direction he provides when we think "I just can't do it!".
We'll soon be seeking out our own videos of inspiration and writing a newspaper article on what makes the video inspirational and how it is successful in this.
Today we were looking at the ripple effect brought about by the internet and social media. If we pick up a can of soda from the street, post about it on social media and 5 of the people who read our post do the same, the next day will see 6 cans picked up. If the same happens again, then day 3 will see 31 cans picked up and come the end of the week, 19,550 cans will be getting picked up. All because we posted about our aim to pick up 1 can every day.
Here we some of the ideas we had and the 'tweets' being generated to put our ideas forward.
Today is all about the different communities of Canada coming together in reconciliation and hope because every community matters. Every child matters. A coming together that should be present 365 days of the year and not just on September 30th each year.
After watching an insightful video about the residential schools of Canada’s past (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=riSqg53AJb8) the students put themselves into the shoes of those who went to these schools and thought about what their reaction would be to such domination, regulation and transformation. Retorting to such statements as “We can’t have you dressing that way. It’s time to dress like us.”, “David. Sarah. These are not your names. You are now ‘32’ & ‘12’.” and “How can you make a difference?”
We've been seeking out morals and life lessons in our media. Morals and lessons made we can learn thanks to the added dimension of our digital world. Let's realise that we are all different, embrace this and seek to embrace this to find friendship. Being different is what really makes us stand out in this world and effort makes us stand out further. No matter the obstacle facing us, effort will always see us achieve what we want to.
As is the focus of the current unit, we’ve been working on our core fitness this week and focusing on the three key skills of throwing, catching and running. Here we are putting these skills to use with some decent games of ultimate frisbee. A great end to a great week.
After a week of getting used to the distance and enjoying ourselves doing it, this morning saw the cross country tryouts. The 11yr olds put themselves through the paces today and next Monday or Tuesday will see the 10yr olds do exactly the same. Most importantly, doing so while wearing a grin alongside their mates. 'On your marks St Cecilia...'
Our year has begun with some fine thought being given to the society we find ourselves in here in 2019 and our roles as digital citizens. With all that comes with this fast paced 21st century citizenship and it’s ever changing landscape, it’s perhaps more important than ever to not lose touch with what has come before. In every other lesson we’ll now seek to hone the benefits of meditation and today is where we introduced ourselves to it.