A Parting Email to Parents:
Dear Grade 5 Parents,
Words cannot express how much I have enjoyed working with, teaching and learning from your children this year.
They are an exceptional and (as you will see from the attached video) inspirational group of young individuals.
The attached video is our parting gift to you from your children.
The idea was inspired by Daniel H. Pink’s “Two simple questions that can change your life in 2010” (http://www.danpink.com/archives/2010/01/2questionsvideo).
Allow me to provide some background information:
In Second Term the students were required to read and report on a biography of their choice. They were required to create a poster that included a picture and the necessary biographical information. They were also required to distill the individual’s entire life into one sentence — no easy feat. These projects have been posted on the bulletin board outside our classroom, and they are amazing.
In our third term, the students were required to come up with their own life sentence, and the results were very powerful.
Please note that when they wrote their sentences they did not have any additional input from me or from their peers. These are their “sentences” and I simply couldn’t be more proud.
I will be burning a disk for everyone and sending them home in the mail over the summer holidays. I did however, want you to have an opportunity to view the video as soon as possible, and so I have attached it here.
Have a wonderful summer!
As I cannot post a video of my students I wanted share some of their sentences here:
“He made a difference in the lives of others.”
“She made the world a better place when she found a cure for cancer.”
“He learned to like…but then he learned something better: to love.”
“She made the lives of others better one laugh at a time.”
“A girl who likes to be where the fun is.”
“A friend to all.”
“He’s always there for others.”