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SK Dear Future Grade 5 Students

Dear Future Grade 5 Students,

My name is Safiyah and for my topic, I chose Effects Of Child Neglect. I have three other group members that chose the same topic as me. Surprisingly, even though some of my group members don’t know me very well and I don’t know them, we got along quite well at the end. Our Central Idea:
“ Society’s Responsibility is to Build a Physically and Mentally Healthy Community. “

My first piece of advice is to be principled because if you aren’t, then you might not stay on task very often or get a lot of work done at the end. Why you need to be principled is because Exhibition goes very fast although we had nine weeks to do it, it still felt like it came very quickly. Another reason you have to be principled is because you need to finish a lot of work such as finding places/people to interview, answer questions, finding research, etc.

Another piece of advice that I am sharing with you is to find good sources of information . This might not seem like a ginormous necessity but It will be a huge problem if you didn’t get a lot of great research done and then suddenly have nothing to say during your presentation.

My last piece of advice and most important piece of advice for you is to have fun! This is a one in a lifetime thing. Just appreciate the time that you have and make it last!



Dear Future Grade 5 Students

Dear Future Grade 5 Students,

Hi my name is Tiffany. In my opinion Exhibition was fun and stressful at the same time. I had fun but in the end when it came to showcase I was stressed and nervous. Our Central Idea was “Society’s responsibility is to build a physically and mentally healthy community”. My topic was“ The Effects of Child Neglect” I chose this because I wanted to find a solution to this issue.

One piece of advice is to work well with your group mates because Exhibition involves a lot of teamwork. If you don’t work well with your group you might not get as much work done as you hoped you would. My group and I we didn’t work well at times and we wasted a bit of time doing this.

Another piece of advice is to work hard because if you don’t you might not have enough work to talk about during the showcase. Remember to try not get distracted as much. You should get lots of work if your working hard.

My last piece of advice is to remember to reread your information. When it comes to exhibition you won’t have anything to read off of. If you do it will help you when it comes to showcase so you will have lots to talk about.

Anyways good luck on Exhibition! I hope you get lots of work done and do well at showcase!! Remember to work hard!!

Best wishes,


Feedback Reflections

I think we could have talked a little louder to because we were very very quiet. We did a lot of planning it was vary hard to get done this topic because it was sad and heartbreaking to learn that some of these kids die sometimes they die everyday and it makes me very sad to know that.

I Am Proud Of

I am proud of all of the research that I’ve done. I am proud of this because there was a ton of research that I had to put into my own words and there was lots of words that i didn’t know. I am also proud of not getting off task when other people were.

Sometimes, I found it challenging working with some group members because two of them got in arguments from time to time all because they had different ideas. I also found it challenging presenting to the parents because they would ask more difficult questions and it was harder to answer  them.

Interviewing people was very interesting because they knew about our topic very well. All of the people that we interviewed were very inspirational because they were the ones who tries to find a solution to the issue of our topic. Also it was very exciting learning about another perspective of people other than just our group.

I believe it’s important to interview people because I want to see other people’s perspective and see how they feel about the topic. Also, I feel that it’s important because we need to know how the grown ups think about it and get an opinion from adults.

I gained creativity because I was able to think up an artistic piece and finish it  without messing up badly. I also gained curiosity because I wanted to learn about my topic and find out more about it. I also gained enthusiasm because I got really excited every time we did Exhibition because I knew I was going to learn something new.



Final blog post-JM

I’m most proud of the work we did and getting everything done in time for exhibition and being able to say what I know and to get the chance to speak and be happy with what I’m doing.

The most challenging thing was finding out that kids die some of the time and it was very very sad to find out things like that. It was also a struggle finding a good topic. To find a way so that we could all work as a group was also challenging.

It was boring but fun when we interviewed people like Kerri Millard and Sarah Pascoli. It was fun because we got to know a little bit about what they do and a little bit of what they don’t do. It’s boring at some times because I didn’t really understand some of the questions we asked and I got really bored sitting there for one hour and talking about a really sad topic.

I gained a bunch of knowledge and lots of respect for those who get neglected. I gained respect because I didn’t know it was this bad and that these kids die daily and I imagine they leave there life without saying goodbye and they don’t get love. It’s really sad to learn that at one point in their lives they have go they don’t get to try things and they just leave and that parent/guardian learns from their mistakes. They shouldn’t foster or have a kid if they can’t take care of it properly.




Final Blog Post – Tiffany

I am proud of…

I am proud of us for making it this far with a fair amount of research to talk about.

It was challenging when…

It was challenging to sometimes put stuff into our own words because sometimes there wasn’t a synonym that fit into the sentence. It was challenging because there wasn’t always a synonym for the word we were looking for. I was also challenging to find research because we didn’t always find research to answer the questions.

It was _____ to interview people….

It was amazing interviewing people and experts on our topic because they knew more things than what we knew. It was also exciting to interview them because we wanted to know more and learn more things about our topic. It was actually really fun interviewing.

It is Important to interview people because…

It is important to interview people because they might know more than you do. By interviewing you can learn a lot more about your topic. When you interview more people your more likely to get more research to talk about.

I gained _____ from this…

I gained more knowledge about this topic. I gained more knowledge on the issue so I can help the people in this situation.

JM-Week 8 Reflection

We made a foster home and a poster! We also made a big thank you to our mentor. We had our ups and downs when we made the foster home but we finally made it perfect and how we all liked it! The poster is very good and I hope that everybody likes it when everybody comes to see it! I’m so proud of the work we got done and I can’t wait to show all of my family and friends! The challenges were all fixed because at one point when me and Jayden were painting we had to do several layers because someone didn’t like the paint and it was just crazy but it was all fixed. We need to get more organized though!? Are display might not be the best but it will be good. When i’m reading my information it gets boring some of the time but it can be fun some of the time. Researching was very hard but it got easier every time we did it. We really thank all of our mentors because they helped us with all the information we have right now, without them we wouldn’t get this far, so thank you again Mrs.Gowda we would not be here without you!