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Dangerous journeys to school

Many children throughout the world have to take the most incredible and unimaginable routes in order to receive the education that some of us may take for granted.


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Click here to see how determined some children can be when it comes to getting an education.

The solution might seem easy: build roads and bridges, buy buses and hire a driver. However, the lack of funds and recurring natural disasters in many countries make it difficult to provide children with the solutions they so desperately need. Written by Julija K (Bored Panda.com)

After looking at the 25 different journeys to school (see link above), write a snapshot (in your draft book) telling the story of one of these students going to school or write a snapshot of how you get to school. When your draft is completed revise, edit and then publish as a comment on this post.

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ANZAC DAY

www.austhanks.org.au

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Students in 6R reflected on ANZAC day through creative writing.

Fight for our rights- ANZAC poem

by Tyler Butler

Today we remember,

Tomorrow we proceed.

Yesterday we fought,

For peace, and ease.

Australia, New Zealand,

1 army corpse.

Freedom was earned,

Lives were lost.

On ANZAC day.

Soldiers died,

Families cried.

We were free.

But at a huge cost. A great loss.

As I stand,

Feeling guiltily despaired,

I remember the loss

That freed my country

From the forces at Gallipoli.

Poppies grow,

High and low,

Let the trumpet blow,

To remember the red glow

That buried our dead,

Of whom freed us from dread.

Poppies glow,

Trumpets blow, as we remember those

Who fought for us,

And lie in dust.

As poppies grow,

And forever glow

Over Flanders field.

Today we remember,

Tomorrow we proceed.

History shows,

As the trumpet blows,

Yesterday we fought,

For peace and ease.

 

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Writing Buddies

Today the year 6’s had a Mega Writer’s Workshop focussing on using Writing Buddies to improve their writing. The Learning Gallery was buzzing and it was amazing to see how focussed the students were on helping each other, well done year 6’s! 

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The students generated the following guidelines for Author and Writing Buddy:

Author
* tell your buddy what you would like to improve on
* attentive listening
* record feedback given
* use feedback to improve writing
Writing Buddy
* attentive listening 
   – show with body language
* give constructive feedback:
   – start with positive
   – what can they improve on? Make it clear and detailed (can use 6 + 1 traits to help)

   – end with a positive

All of the students took on the role of Author and Writing Buddy. They gave and received constructive feedback about their writing and then used the feedback to improve their pieces.

Why is it important to receive feedback from others about our writing?

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25 most dangerous journeys to school

children-going-to-school-around-the-world-35Many children throughout the world have to take the most incredible and unimaginable routes in order to receive the education that some of us may take for granted.

Click here to see how determined some children can be when it comes to getting an education.

The solution might seem easy: build roads and bridges, buy buses and hire a driver. However, the lack of funds and recurring natural disasters in many countries make it difficult to provide children with the solutions they so desperately need. Written by Julija K (Bored Panda.com)

After looking at the 25 different journeys to school (see link above), write a snapshot (in your draft book) telling the story of one of these students going to school or write a snapshot of how you get to school. When your draft is completed revise, edit and then publish as a comment on this post (don’t forget to type into word first).

 

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