” I read a story about an anthropologist who proposed a game to the kids in an African tribe. He put a basket full of fruit near a tree and told the kids that who ever got there first won the sweet fruits. When he told them to run they all took each others hands and ran together, then sat together enjoying their treats. When he asked them why they had run like that as one could have had all the fruits for himself they said: Ubuntu, how can one of us be happy if all the other ones are sad?”
* Ubuntu in the Xhosa culture means “I am because we are”.
This beautiful story makes me reflect on all that I am thankful for in my life. How does this story make you feel?
Write a paragraph about all that you are thankful for in your life. Follow the structure of a paragraph.
As we discussed in class, people go journeys for many reasons. Reasons include for relaxation, educational, sports, & recreation, fun and adventure. Of course, as we said there are many other reasons that people go on journeys. We also discussed that journeys are not necessarily to a far away place. Your grade 6 year in school could be discovered a journey and now you are on a journey through grade. Tell about in detail a journey that you have taken……Remember it does not have to be to a Fancy place!!!!
An award-winner for so many reasons, this book needs to be placed in the hands of your favorite middle-school readers (and everyone else in the family) post-haste. Ivan is a silver back gorilla, kept in a mall zoo for over three decades. While he still has memories of his short life in the jungle and his family, he is content with his friends and his home – until baby elephant Ruby arrives to shake up his beliefs. Now Ivan must decide how he will continue to live his life, and whether he can ever be happy again. Emotional, sweet, funny and heart-breaking by turns, this is a beautiful tale that is sure to be an instant classic.
How about you? What books would YOU recommend to someone looking for a new read?