No more blog topics this year. Enjoy the last few days of your 6th grade at PCMS! You're almost 7th graders!
Write a detailed letter to next year’s incoming 6th grade students introducing them to PCMS. Give them advice on what they can do to be successful here next year. Tell them your favorite and most challenging parts of your year. Let them know what you wished you knew before starting your year here. Start with:
Dear Future PCMS 6th Grader,
We have been away from school and our usual routines for a whole week now. You guys, this is unexpected and unfair, especially after all you have been through over the past year and a half. Everything is difficult, confusing, and new... again.
Last week, I asked you to watch this video and challenged you to rise to meet this moment head-on. I would like you to watch the video again and then tell me:
What are some ways you have found to to build community, to take care of one another, and stay rooted in love so far? Describe what your "stay at home" day is like. What are you doing to make the most of your time? If you haven't done much so far, what are some changes you will make to ensure you walk away from this experience a better person?
If the link below doesn't work, watch the video on Vimeo HERE.
The middle column above contains the most frequently used words from a collection of memorable quotes about life.
1. Look over the list, and then make up your own memorable quote about life that uses at least FIVE words from the list.
2. After you’ve made up your quote, explain how it will influence the life of the person (or character) who makes it their most important idea in life that they attempt to live by every single day.
***BLOG CHOICE THIS WEEK***
Choose to answer one of the two blog prompts below- or answer both, if you wish.
It is the beginning of a hot summer in Australia and the area has been struggling with drought for some time. Wildfires have broken out all over the country and are currently burning out of control. We have been through this, we know how scary this is to face. If you are comfortable, I'd like you to write messages of hope to our friends in Australia. We can share our experiences and let them know they can recover, even after something this terrible. Remember how it felt last year to know that others were thinking of us and sending supportive messages and thoughts. It is our turn to send our love and hope to our friends in Australia now.
Do you think that honesty is always the best policy or are there some times that lying is okay?
What are some things you are grateful for after watching the video below? Do you ever complain about something that isn’t really a big deal?
Students will visit this blog each week and respond to a variety of writing prompts. All blog responses are due no later than 4:00 each Friday afternoon, unless otherwise posted. CLICK HERE to view the rubric being used to score student responses.