Tuesday, 25 February 2014

man at sea

A Mexican man named Jose Salvador Alvarenga claims to have been lost at sea for 13 months.

He claims that he was lost at sea after a day’s fishing trip went horribly wrong.

He says he survived by eating fish, birds and turtles that he caught with his bare hands.

Early this week  he washed up alone in ragged underpants and a bushy beard, 8,000 miles from home on a tiny Pacific island called Ebon. This island is part of the Marshall Islands.

Jose claims to have survived by drinking turtle blood and rainwater and eating birds and fish which he caught.

Jose and a companion set sail from Mexico in 2012 and it is believed that his friend died at sea several months before Jose was found.

Wednesday, 12 February 2014

My Dog Duncan

my cat lily

WALT: learn

WALT: learn!

We will know we are successful when we agree to:

  • Believe in ourselves,
  • Take risks in our learning,
  • Manage self,
  • Display leadership / initiative,
  • Show integrity,
  • Strive for excellence,
  • Take responsibility for our learning,
  • Set challenging learning goals,
  • Learn from our mistakes,
  • Show determination in all situations,
  • Work in unity,
  • Know ourselves as a learner,
  • Think happy thoughts (positivity is the key!),
  • Respect others’ rights to learn, to feel safe and to be respected,
  • Practice being a responsible digital citizen.

Reflective Questions to answer:

  1. How do you feel about these agreements? What parts of it do you particularly like? Dislike? Why? 
  2. Which agreements will find easy to follow? Why?
  3. Which agreements will you find difficult to follow? Why?