A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park has really inspired many of you! Please Sanaa's paragraph about Salva ... it is quite amazing!!
A Long Walk to Water by Sanaa
In the story A Long Walk to Water, an 11 year old living in South Sudan, named Salva, is in a tight situation. He was forced to leave the place he knew as home. It all started when Salva was at school… Suddenly, he heard gunfire and everyone hid under desks. They were all waiting for it to stop but, it kept firing over and over again. At that moment in time the teacher asked everyone to head into the bush and stay away from all the commotion and conflict. Salva wanted to run straight to his family in his village but, he couldn’t, he shouldn’t, he wouldn’t. As Salva ran for cover he tripped over a stick. He quickly scrambled to his feet and continued on his way bumping and making his way through the crowd of villagers screaming for their lives. When everyone finally stopped in silence a villager yelled that maybe everyone should group by tribe. Salva waited for his tribe to be called and when it did he would go to it. When it was called he scanned all the faces hoping that someone in his family was there but, nothing not even someone he knew was there. Everyone scattered in different directions in their tribes. As darkness fell Salva’s tribe was able to find shelter for the night.
Please look at the photograph below which is the writing provocation for this week! Start thinking of ways to incorporate the ideas you get from the photograph into an interesting story!!
Personal Reflection Week 1, by Izabella
I enjoyed the Provocation Day. I got extremely inspired by people doing short stories,directing a play and standing up for women's rights. I also enjoyed walking around, and I’m in awe with the amazing Origami creations! I really despise (No offense to anyone!) the idea of Melded Classrooms. I want to stay in my own classroom, it's just not a family anymore!!!! People think that me and Sanaa don’t work well together, but we do! Our ideas are similar and we both are creative, we don’t fight over ideas, and are fine, unless someone else is in the group that might create a fight, then, and ONLY then, might we have a small fight. Any small argument finishes in after a few seconds, though. I really don’t want to lose her during Melded Classrooms. I did enjoy writing down my passions, but I do prefer my Animal Passion over all of the ones I wrote down, then my Girls Rights, and then, finally, Herbal Remedies. I feel……. Mixed. Sad, because I don’t really want to do Melded Classrooms, Anxious, because I want to bewith Sanaa SO SO much! Confused, because, well, Final X is confusing!!! Angry because I want to stay in my class with our regular timetable. My life is turned upside down, round and round, and all wrong! Whizzing off in different directions!!! I do really hope that my group is cooperative and we don’t fight. But, I would rather NOT have MeldedClassrooms. It’s just going to tear us apart, 5MCA won’t be 5MCA!
Personal Reflection Week 1 by Emma
I’m really excited to begin the Final X but also a bit nervous. I wonder how the Final X project will turn out? I’m excited to work with people from other classes. I hope to find out what others are passionate about. I’m glad that parents were told what the project is for and about. Provocation day was quite exciting, it gave me some marvelous ideas and I really enjoyed going to each class to find inspiration for the Final X. There were some incredible things to think about while being in each class for provocation day and my passions have changed in this amount of time. I am getting more passions to think about. I’m really interested in the Final X project but I’m a bit nervous because of the melded classes. I don’t know if the teachers teach differently or if the schedule will confuse me or if I will get overwhelmed. I’m looking forward to learning more about what I want to study for the Final X which is the police and government as well as cooking but I’m hoping to research the police in Tanzania. I’m also hoping to learn about the people I’m doing my project with. I know the Final X will be an incredible experience!
Personal Reflection Week 1 by Sahana
I personally think that the Final X is going to be a great experience as there will be a lot of teamwork in this project. The provocation day was great. I met many people and they all had many different passions. Some of these passions and topics I have seen have inspired me. The provocation was a great start for the Final X and it has really got me thinking. After a while we got a paper to write down our passions. I already had one I really wanted to do. We had to write down three of our really big passions but we could always change. I was unsure what to do for the third passion but then an idea popped into my head. In my head I felt a LOT of emotions. I was happy one moment that we could have melded classrooms and then sad that we won’t have the same class. After I thought about what that meant I really don’t want to have melded classrooms because first our class is going to be completely different and then I might be separated from all my really nice friends. I also don’t want to change my class timetable. I want to have the same funny and caring class. I really do hope that my group is enthusiastic and positive about this project and that we all work hard and are all cooperative. I am really excited about my group and who they are, I also really want to know who’s my mentor. I am quite worried about the X Factor and what my group will have to show them and if we have planned well enough. But, for the positive side I am really looking forward to going through this whole journey and process.
If you can, try and go to Nafasi Art Space tomorrow, Saturday 27th February to see an amazing show by some young acrobats! The show will inspire you and if your passion is music, dance, juggling or acrobatics you might get some good ideas for the Final Exhibition!!
Please make sure you spend some time this weekend to talk with your parents about the Final Exhibition. Tell them about Provocation Day and your passions! Talk about how you feel about the Final Exhibition and the melded classroom. Show your parents how to use the padlet and ask them to make a post on the padlet! You also have to make a post on the padlet reflecting how you feel about the up coming Final Exhibition!
Tomorrow is the Friendship Duka and it is free dress as long as it's RED OR PINK OR WHITE!!!!!
Thanks to Emma for the reminder!!
It's Friendship Duka!!
Remember to bring money to buy goodies for yourself and one for your secret friend!
* Tomorrow is the Science Special Day when you can show off your wonderful boat or rocket or moving vehicle!! Good Luck!
* Tomorrow is the due date for the Science Write Up!! Good Luck!