I just wanted to show you guys a video about grammar mistakes that I found on YouTube. Take a look! Just watch it until 1:12, because after that the advertisements come.
I just wanted to show you guys a video about grammar mistakes that I found on YouTube. Take a look! Just watch it until 1:12, because after that the advertisements come.
Today I’m going to talk about the Exhibition. To be more specific, Action for the Exhibition.
So, before that entire What is my Action question, I’ll explain what action is. Action is basically when you use all your knowledge or what you know, or under some influence and doing something about it, for example, after watching a documentary, you decide to do something about it.
My action is to start a website on WordPress and to make a public service announcement about female rights. If you want the link to the website, you can access it here. The PSA can be accessed here. For the website I’ve already posted a first post about female rights and my PSA. I plan on posting another post on the website tomorrow, which is Friday, 3 May, 2013.
The website is on the fifth part of the ladder because I discussed it with my group members before creating the website. I think it’s okay-good action because it can be continued, but it won’t make such a big difference. The PSA is on the seventh part of the fifth part as well, though it was my idea and my group members didn’t do one. The reason why it was kind of number five and number seven is because it wasn’t GREAT, but it was my own idea and I did it on my own.
So that’s my action!
Atom 9 a.k.a A9Girl
This time, it’s a PSA that I made! Hope you enjoy! (I won’t put the link, I’ll just put the video.)
Why? Because I got the first post of my website for the Action for the Exhibition DONE!!
PLEASE VISIT IT!!
THANKS!!! In case you were wondering, yes, I am that FR1309 person. I’m a “secret” person. My name is not shown, in this blog and my other blog.. but yes, ACTION!
Hi guys! (By the way, the video for the Exhibition is above! Below is the logo for the Exhibition that a student named Jackie made!
This week was pretty awesome! We spent Monday setting up and spent Tuesday and Wednesday presenting. I was really nervous on Monday when we we finished setting up, because I was scared that the display would fall.. lucky for us it didn’t ! Also, from the setting up, if I ever did it again, I would separate everything into piles so I would know which papers would go into which section. On Tuesday, we presented for students. It was really interesting because we got to experience how to present to different ages and how to change our words so it became simpler for younger ages. On Wednesday I presented again, but to parents and children from the SSLRs. I talked to a lot of parents, but surprisingly, not a lot of them knew about females rights! Some questions the parents asked were pretty hard, but I managed to answer them, which I guess was great. Tonight my goal is to not stutter! I stuttered during the day a little and said a little “um”s at times which made me look a little un-confident.
Well, let me tell you how the exhibition all started and what it is. Basically the exhibition is when we use all our knowledge from our previous years and use if for the exhibition. You could say it’s like a big test or exam, to get into Grade 7. It’s like a transition test from Grade 6 to Grade 7. At first, I thought the exhibition was going to be REALLY tough, but if you use your time well, it won’t be so tough (Even though I did procrastinate at times! Maybe just a day or so ). At first, before the actual working-with-groups, we were all buzzing with excitement and was eager to meet our group members. After we got our group members, which in my case were Katrin, Chareese and Melani. Our investigation was about female rights; to me it’s actually a really interesting issue to research because of all the events that have occurred on women lately. I wanted to know more about this issue, even though it was my second choice.
We have to follow the Inquiry Cycle for the entire process of the exhibition, which has to be clearly documented in your process journal. A process journal is basically a book where you fill all your ideas, plans etc. The Inquiry Cycle has a total of six stages: Tuning In, Finding Out, Sorting Out, Going Further, Drawing Conclusions and Action. The Action stage is the most important because after you have your knowledge, what are you going to do about it? Just let all your information go to waste? No! You have to do something about it.
A major conflict we had was about the booth designs, more specifically, the colors and the overall layout. The first unit we had in Grade 6 was REALLY handy. The first unit was about conflict resolution, so we recalled that unit and remembered the compromising skills we had. Finally, we cam up with a good idea that we each liked, so we could say that the first unit really helped us.
When we were presenting, at first I was really nervous, but after talking to someone, I had the courage to just find someone and talk about my investigation to them. The overall presenting experience was a blast and it was actually easier than I thought… I was quite surprised when I was talking on and on because I actually never knew that I would know my research so well!
Here are some pictures from the process: (They’re not in order though!)
For my PYP Exhibition action, I decided to start a blog! It’s based on female rights around the world.. take a look here!
Hi viewers of my blog!
Let’s face it. Today was awesome. Like every other. I mean, why wouldn’t it be? Okay, it’s because I made a to-do list to keep me organized! Isn’t that awesome? Well, this time I used an application called Anxiety. It’s pretty awesome! You can tick what you’ve done that’s on the list.
This week was pretty much fun. Since Monday and Tuesday were Professional Development Day so we didn’t have school. On Wednesday, we had a special new seating order! That means we have no desk that is our own. We just go inside the classroom and take a seat wherever we want, as long as we don’t sit there everyday.
Today, we did something that was called “Thinking About My Learning”. What you did is that there are a few “attitudes” and you pin your name to the one you think you did this week. This week I chose that I displayed a positive and enthusiastic attitude because I kept being positive and didn’t turn grumpy because I didn’t get what I wanted to do.. etc.
….aaand that’s pretty much it!
P.S. Yes, this post is really short, but we were supposed to base our reflection on the “attitudes” thing.
So, since Chinese New Year is just around the corner, I thought I’d post a little video!! It doesn’t relate, but it’s funny and talks about NEW YEAR RESOLUTIONS. Since there is a NEW YEAR in Chinese New Year, I decided to show this video to you AWESOME viewers of my blog.
This week, we did a lot of activities. It’s the week before Chinese New Year, so we got to wear our Chinese outfits! I wore a pink coat that has Chinese flowers of a sort on them and a red and gold Qipao, which is the traditional Chinese dress for girls/women. On Monday, we gathered at the LLAC for a “presentation” about the Exhibition for Grade 6. You can see a widget about the date of the exhibition in my sidebar.
On Tuesday, we had the Chinese New Year Flower Fair. It’s not the real thing, it’s just a mini-version of the one we have in Hong Kong. Anyways, I bought a lot of stuff. I bought a plant, that had little furry buds on it, a purple furry pen, a purple notebook, a barrel of purple slime, a picture with my friends and I, some rockstar clips for hanging, a mood ring, and a Octopus holder. Also, we began to write another report for our Sense of Community project. On Tuesday we also cleaned out our desks—->PERMANENTLY! Yes, that means we won’t have our OWN desks. I will miss my desk. I have affectionately named it Miss Desky. Just kidding!
On Wednesday, which is today, we had a double Performing Arts lesson. We watched the movie Brave and it was just so touching at the end I squeezed some tears out of my eyes. Now, usually I don’t cry at touching parts, but it was just so hard to fight them back I released them, like BOOM. Also in class, today was our first day without desks that belonged to ourselves. It is part of a “Transition Program to Grade 7″. I don’t really know, I just made that up but I think it is a appropriate name.
On Thursday, we’re going to have the CNY concert. The Grade 6 students have to dance too, but not on the stage. Wow, the performance would probably be MAGNIFICENT and SPECTACULAR. Even though Ms Sandul told us that the performance on Wednesday went over time! School’s supposed to end at 2:20, but it went up to 2:25! If it was me, I would freak out and be all like: “Oh my god, what if I miss my bus?” The performance would probably be so AWESOME that I would totally forget about missing my bus.
I’ll update this post after tomorrow so you’ll be able to see my FULL week with a pinch of CNY, a dash of every day, and a tablespoon of HAPPINESS.
Oh and by the way, that picture is supposed to say bye bye. Well, bye for now.
Atom 9 a.k.a Hearthead
(I’m naming myself Hearthead from now on until Valentine’s Day is over!)
This week we had a lot of fun!
On Monday, we started on finding information for a debate. It was really interesting as I had a team mate who was interested in law. Also, we started on our speeches which was due on Friday, which is today.
On Tuesday, we had the debate. At the end, we didn’t win, but I still feel that we did a good job. We also started our Fractions Math Menu. I really like Math Menus because you can learn about that topic more while having fun.
On Wednesday, we had the 100 day of school. Technically, it wasn’t the 100 days of school, it was the 94 (I think). Still, we celebrated and had cookies! Also, there was a bake sale from the swim team but not a lot of people knew about it. My friend told me but I didn’t buy anything.
On Thursday, we started a floor plan/public space design. My group and I created a chill room, and there were a lot of cool amenities like a food bar, a cinema and a light-up disco floor.
On Friday, we finished our speeches and handed them in. Also, we finished up our floor plans. I am really happy that our floor plans came up looking right, even if we had to do it twice. My friend Sammi colored the floor plan, I wrote the report, and Julian did the second floor plan.
Sportsmanship looks like working together cooperatively, being a good team mate, and you play by the rules. It is important to follow the rules of a game because if you don’t people will think that you cheat and you are not good to work with, so it could affect your relationships. If you don’t use good team strategies in team games, you probably won’t win. A team strategy in team handball is to pass back and forth closely to a player, and then make the shot. I always space out and hide away from the opposing team to create space. I follow/block people on the opposing team to deny space.
A strategy my team and I did in Capture the Flag was to have the strongest defenders distract /group the people on the opposing team close together, so a few people from our team could do a decoy run. Then, the rest of the team would guard while two others would run to the other side. Having strong skills is important because people do not mistake you for a weak player and that you can play well and represent your team.
In basketball, it is important to have skills like dribbling, faking, shooting, and creating and denying space. It is an advantage when there is a physically fit team over than a weaker team because the physically fit team has more experience and is stronger than the other team so the chance of them winning is probably 75%.
When we hear this word, we think, uh… count me out. I have no idea what to do…. So, I’m going to teach you how to simplify a fraction.
For example, if we have 4/8, then the simplified answer would be 2/4. Since it is possible to simplify one more time, the real answer would be 1/2.
How do we do this, you may ask?
Well, simply, you find the highest common factor of the numerator and the denominator. You can learn more about them here. That’s the number that the numerator and denominator can divide into evenly. Then, you divide the numerator and the denominator into the factor, such as 12/20. The highest common factor is 4, so if I divide both into four I will get 6/10. I can still divide, so I will divide it by 2. I will get a answer of 3/5. Another example could be 8/12. The common factor is 4, so if I divide them both, I will get 4/6. That can still be simplified to 2/3.
HOPE YOU LEARNED SOMETHIN’!
On Monday, it was a half day, so we didn’t do a lot of work. We did handball in P.E. and it was really fun as I scored two goals for my team! For Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, I was sick in bed. It must be sick season. On Friday, which is today, we finished collages in class. I worked with a group that included Sammi and Arthur. We really rushed because we didn’t get a lot of work done.
…..and look down!
IT’S THE WEEKEND!!!!
Remember how I said that I would start a series? Well, here it is!
“MOM!!!! WHY DO I HAVE TO MOVE TO CALIFORNIA TOO?!?!?”, screamed Lana.
“Now, Lana. I know you don’t want to leave your friends behind, but you’re only 15! You can’t live here yourself! I wouldn’t let you even if you were responsible enough! God knows what you’ll do to the house.”, Lana’s mother, Mavis, said.
“Can’t I live with Ruby?”, Lana tried.
“No and that’s final!”, Mavis said.
“FINE!”, Lana huffed as she ran upstairs and slammed the door.
“No slamming the doors, Lana! You know that perfectly well. Oh, and you’re not going to that girl, what’s-her-name’s party tonight. Ruby’s mom just called and she told me it was unsupervised. I don’t get why everyone else let’s their kids go.” Mavis said loudly from downstairs.
“Mom, they let them go because they are trusted by their moms that they’ll be good.”, Lana said sarcastically.
“LANA SCARLETT GREY! Are you saying I don’t trust you? I will not take that attitude of yours inside my house. You’re grounded for a week! Maybe that will give you time to think about your bad attitude.”, Mavis yelled.
“But…”, Lana started frustratedly.
“You are grounded and that’s final. That means no sleepovers, no parties, no going to the mall with your friends after school, and no movies. Doug’s coming over to make sure you stay in your room while I take a quick trip to the mall.”, Mavis said hurriedly.
“Oh well.”, Lana sighed as she flopped down on her bed and closed her eyes.
NEXT CHAPTER COMING SOON!
Okay. Let me tell you. THIS WEEK WAS SO FUN. Want to know why? Fine. I’ll tell you…..
On Monday, we came back from our holiday. Nothing special. On Tuesday, we went to a activity by Grade 9s. My favorite station was the water torture station because we really got to experience a not-so-scary version of water torture. We had water droplets on our face and we had to sit still for about 10 seconds before we could wipe it off.
On Wednesday, we prepared for our CAMS test. I was focusing on estimating quotients. I learned more about them and is okay at them now. On Thursday, Steve Stiller performed for us. He is a percussionist, and left us absolutely gobsmacked after every act. My mouth was literally hanging open! On Friday, which was today, we did our CAMS pre-test. I think I did okay.
I’ll just have to see!
This is a REALLY awesome jam of two songs from a movie named Pitch Perfect that I LOVE!! It’s basically about a girl named Beca and how she spends her year at her school with the Barden Bellas, an all girl acapella group at her school. Their biggest rivals are the Treblemakers, who are all boys, and are the reining champions of an high school-wide acapella competition. There are actually two videos. One of the finals, and one of the practice songs.
Imagine a scene outside that looks like this…..It’s really cold outside with the snow white snowflakes falling gently onto the ground outside as you see a bunch of children laughing and playing in the snow. You sit by a warm crackling fire as you have a cup of hot chocolate, while reading a book.The spicy smell of gingerbread cookies wafts out from the kitchen and to your nose. You inhale deeply, wishing you could smell this smell everyday of your life. At night, you hang up your silky red stocking and pretend to sleep under the covers while you wait for Santa. After a while, you fall asleep, smiling to yourself.
I ♥ π!
Hello everyone! You know, WOW! This week has gone so fast. SO FAST! Why? Well, I guess I should tell you. Monday, Ms Sandul wasn’t at school, so we had a substitue. We started to make our posters for our formative. Me and my group did Drama. Tuesday, nothing special. I started to count the days until the Mid-Term Break. Wednesday, nothing really happened, again. Still working on the poster. Thursday, we got a math test. I have to say, I had SOME careless mistakes. Overall, I think I did good, because I didn’t have TOO many mistakes. Yes, I did have mistakes. We finished up our posters; put the last details on. Friday, YES!!!!!!! The whole week is over! Just a few hours left! Today, we presented our posters. Some of the questions that my classmates asked were quite hard to answer, because they were just so….hmm, the proper word should be.. COMPLICATED. So, that’s it! pretty much.
MY BFF IS COMING BACK FROM ENGLAND FOR THE MID-TERM BREAK! WOOHOO!!!!!Also, Halloween is about a little after the Mid-Term Break, and I can’t wait to choose my costume!! Atom 9
You might have heard of Amanda Todd. Amanda passed away last week. She was cyber bullied on Facebook and she was really upset, she committed suicide. Here is a video she made.
Atom 9 ♔ ♚ ★ ♥ ❀
My first week of school was a blast. We did a lot of work, though we also had some fun.
My favorite thing we did was getting and opening and using our new supplies. My favorite thing in the pile was the paper holder. It came in handy, as I used it for test papers, which was AWESOME!!!
My second favorite thing was the tests. Now, you’re probably wondering why I like tests? Well here’s the answer. They were really awesome because it was really intense. Well, intense-ish. The room was completely silent and we had a limited time to work. We all wanted to get it done as fast as we could, so we put a lot of effort into it.
My third favorite thing was making the water bottle holders! Well, that was probably everybody’s favorite. I mean, who doesn’t like art? Anyways, I enjoyed making a water bottle holder because there would be more space on my desk, and it looks fantastic too!
What I didn’t really like was after we made the water bottle holders and tied it up. L I scraped my leg on the ends three times, and it really hurts. But don’t worry, I’ve totally healed now. Something else I didn’t like was trying to make a decision for instruments because it was just so hard! Finally, I settled on drums as my first choice, flute as my second, and clarinet as my third.
If I could, I would change doing the water bottle holders. I think the container I chose was a little too big and heavy, and I would change choosing a smaller and lighter one.
So that’s the end of my reflection on the first week of school!
Bye and thanks for reading,
Number 9 of 6A
P.S. I am using Number 9 of 6A until we settle on a class name.
OUR CLASS GOT INTO THE BUILDING WALLS OF WISDOM WEBSITE! YAY! Here’s the link: