This Wednesday, our entire school will take part in the annual Terry Fox Run. It is rare to find anyone who has not been touched by cancer in some way. Today I shared a letter written by Terry Fox on the eve of his leg amputation. It’s a bittersweet letter and his writing is full of hope and promise as he prepared himself both mentally and physically for his run across Canada. Terry Fox truly is a Canadian hero and I hope my students understand the importance of the legacy he has left: to always look out and help others; to fight for what you believe in; and to never give up. Just like Terry Fox, everyone faces challenges and struggles; it is my hope that my students can also find the strength and determination to be the best they can be and to always find the positive in life’s most challenging moments. The legacy that Terry Fox left is far-reaching; hopefully our involvement in the run this week will inspire my students to think about the legacy that they too will leave.
We are fundraising for the Terry Fox foundation, so if you can donate any money – even just a twoonie – that would be appreciated.
Here are our assignments this week:
ELA – ‘Worldview Map’ is due this week, include a summary statement. Div. 8-03 due Wednesday; Div. 8-06 due Tuesday.
Socials – finish the terms and connections for the comparative worldview unit, and complete the chart that compares major world religions. Div. 8-03 due next Tuesday; Div. 8-06 due Friday.
French – penpal letters were started today. I will mail them to Cholet, France next week. Due Tuesday, Oct. 13.