This week we don’t have an Edublog Challenge, Week #4. Instead, let’s look at Pax and make connections to what we may know about war. There are different kinds of “war.” There’s the physical, global wars that need soldiers to fight. Then there are closer “wars” like what we face in our communities: war on drugs, war on crime, wars
on bullying. You task this week…
Vola tells Peter: “People should tell the truth about what war cost.” Choose ONE type of literal or metaphoric “war” you have some experience with. Similar to Vola’s character, describe the physical and emotional costs people may feel when going to “war” or “fighting” to make something better. What you warn someone about getting into this war. This is a great time to make a connection to Red Ribbon Week since this ongoing war has affects so many people today.
Last week, our class came back from a two-week Fall Break vacation. Now that we are back, we are jumping right into the Student Edublog Challenge presented by Miss Wyatt (or Miss W online). If you are visiting our page for the first time, welcome! Our class actually had a head-start introducing ourselves way back in July/August when our new school year began. Please feel free to visit the student blogroll to read about our 6th grade students. We are excited to share our stories and connect through comments. If you are a student commenting, please remember to include your web address in the comment post. That way, we can visit your page, too.
To extend our global connections, we are also reading Pax, by Sara Pennypacker as part of the Global Read Aloud. It’s not too late to join in, and students may be posting their thoughts on the book here, as well.
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