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Ethics, patterns, shopping and genius.

Greetings one and all.

I hope this finds you in good health and enjoying the warmer weather.

In the Middle School this week, we began by considering permaculture ethics. These being, care for the earth, care for people and fair share.

We began by defining ethics and decided upon this being rules of behaviour for living that decide what is morally good or bad.

We then thought of various examples of the 3 ethics ourselves, i.e. planting trees, recycling, being kind to one another and donation banks.

We also took time to consider the basic underlying patterns of nature. We saw how there are a a small number of patterns that repeat endlessly. Some of the patterns we considered were, waves, spirals, branching and streamlines. Permaculture design involves deep observation and reflection before making decisions and we value biomimicry in the design process and outcome.

Following this, we moved on to review shopping and related vocabulary and grammar in our IGCSE English class. We considered countable and uncountable nouns and associated quantity terms, i.e. lots of, a little, plenty of, etc. We also considered the term have to and how it is used in everyday conversation and contexts.

Meanwhile, the students are busily engaged with their Genius Time projects. I am encouraging them to document this process, as well as making time to work on it outside of the classroom at home. Can I encourage all interested parties at home to make time to talk about their project work and whatever help you might be able to offer.

Thank you for taking time to read this and I hope you have a great week.

Till next time, ciao!