## Math Menu Simplifying Fractions, Audio Learners

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What does sportsmanship mean/look like to you?

Sportsmanship to me means playing fairly and being happy about how you played. Basically a person who shows sportsmanship is a person who follows rules, isn’t a sore loser or a “show-off” winner and a person who is happy with what happened in their game and says “Good game” to the other team members or team. A person who shows sportsmanship is a person who also shows enthusiasm and respect when playing a game.

Why is it important to follow the rules of a game?

I think that it is important to follow the rules of a game so everyone can enjoy it properly. You can also keep the “tradition” of the game as well as play the game easily. If you dont follow the rules of the game, you will pretty much change the whole game and have constant problems with the opposing team throughout the game. At times you can also be disqualified from the game if you cheat or dont follow the rules properly.

Why are good team strategies important to success in team games? Give examples of strategies for team handball?  How would you create and/or deny space in team handball?What is a strategy you/your team used in “Capture the Flag” to be more successful?

In team games its always good to stratergize, but not all stratergies are good. Firstly when playing team games always pick roles. Choose who should be goalie or defender or someone who is in the middle of the game running around . Secondly you can plan out how you might deny or create space or where your team may start or may stay throughout the game. Thirdly you can create “motions” that will help you “win” your game. By motions I mean steps. So maybe if one team mate can distract as many of the opposing team members they can while another person can shoot a basket or a goal.

In team handball you can pick roles for your team members and know who should be goalie. Another strategy that you and your team could use is putting someone near the other teams goal so that you can through the ball to them and they can shoot.

In handball you can create space by having one member carry the ball to one side of the court while some of the other members of your team can go to the opposite side of the court. The member with the ball can then throw the ball to you, for a few seconds no opposing team members will be around you because they are all on the other side of the court. To deny space you can mark someone as they move around the court with your hands up to try and make sure they will catch no ball throws. You can also deny space by cornering opposing team members so that their 3 seconds with the ball will run out because you gave them alack of space to shoot from.

In capture the flag my team and I came up with two strategies (I only remember two of the strategies we used). Our first strategy was to chose who would do what. Who would run to the flag box of the other team, who would guard the jail and who would guard the flag box. The other strategies we came up with was everyone in our team would form a line around our goal box, and no one would run to the other side. We did this so that if any opposing team members would step foot in our grounds, or near the flag box, we would be able to tag them easily, as long as we stayed in a proper line.

Describe why having strong skills helps your team be more successful? Give some examples of skills with a specific team sport in mind.

If everyone in your team has a strong skill of passing and shooting, this can give you an advantage in ball games. Your team will be very familiar with rules and moves of the game that you can easily apply those moves to when you are playing to “win” the game.

In badminton it is important to be good at the following skills: serves for badminton (for serving)and strokes for badminton (for returning serves or for rallying).

Why does a team that is very physically fit have an advantage over a team that is not fit?

The team that is physically fit would be able to have stamina during games and not want to be lazy or quit after a few minutes into the game. They will be able to keep their effort up and try their best throughout their game by applying all their energy they have into it. With a team that is not physically fit no members would want to play after a short time and not play with all of their energy and resist to keep playing. Also the tema that is physically fit would have practice in many different sports and be familiar with important skills of a sport or two. But with a team that is not physically fit, the team will not know much about sports and will have trouble understanding rules and skills that should be applied when playing the game.

Overall I hoped my questions gave you a basic understanding of what I know about the questions highlighted in pink. I really did tried to reflect on my past experiences with sports and strategizing to answer these questions and give examples. Also by playing many sports in and after school, I developed a sense of what skills people  use to win the game and how they deal with their success afterwards. Pretty much just watching people play can really give you a sense of sportsmanship, strategies or even skills. Sometimes even knowing the rules of a game can help you learn more about important elements of sports, you can even compare rules and skills needed for a sport to another. There are always many ways to find answers.

## Thank You! :D

Ever since I started this blog in Grade 5, I would be worried if people wouldn’t like my posts or even visit my blog! But now i’m not even worried . I have been recieving lots of visits by people around the world! I would just like to say Thankyou

For a task on our 6E math menu, I choose to do a task where we would create nets, show them to a friend and list and label the properties, then create a video and upload it onto youtube. I did all these steps but wanted to share them with my blog viewers! I have listed the properties (faces, vertices and edges) of the following shapes:

-Cube

-Triangular Prism

-Cuboid

-Square Based Pyramid

I hope this video will be helpful and maybe interesting !

#This task was part of “Understand the common language used to describe shapes” row and part of the “Kinesthetic Learners” column.

## My 3 Day Camping Trip to China!

A few days ago (Tuesday, November 27th) was when the whole grade 6 was split up into color groups and boarding the bus. We were taking a bus that would drive us all the way … Continue reading

## Young Americans, Day 3 Reflection!

Today was the last day that we would be working with the Young Americans because today was our show, which means the next day they would be leaving back to America. It was fun working with them but the best part was dancing. I loved the Witchdoctor dance. Every time we would practice I would get so excited and energetic. It was so fun to hear the giddy music! My second favorite part was meeting all the Young Americans. Since the first time we met them they were always so happy and cracking jokes! They made everything joyful. Within the show I found so much confidence in myself. I got this confidence when we had to sing infront of a large group of people, I did it twice, with my friend. I even sang a solo in the actual show. Although I was nervous I still had that push or confidence in me. My least favorite part was when we had to say goodbye to the Young Americans. Even though we only got to know them for three days they were so welcoming and nice. I’m really going to miss them. Especially a Young American called Karina. She was super sweet and always cracked jokes with my friends and I. She was so fun and happy with all of us. I hope to see her again soon. I really loved the experience, its something no one would forget. It was hard to complete a concert/show in three days with 125 students, but it was alright. By this experience  am really inspired to one day become a Young American. It seems so fun and happy. It might be chaotic, but its so fun. EVeryone seems to be happy and friendly in the group. Its a really nice environment to me in! Lastly I would just like to thank the Young Americans for the experience.

## Young Americans, Day 2 Reflection!

How is it going? Hey guys today was our second day with the Young Americans Group! Today was very hectic. We first started off with reviewing our opening dance. We did it many times with the music and without. Many times in our spots and many times we were not in our spots. We remembered all our moves and we had the Young Americans helping us, which made things much easier. We then started splitting up into our regular groups. My group and I got to learn trust exercises. Like mirroring each other. It was described to us how the trust was built when doing the exercises too. We then hurried off to the backstage room of the auditorium to make trust/team-building games. We did games like telephone, but the action version, make a factory with each other, and try and count to 20 without another person saying the same number as you (you can say which number your gonna say, its a mystery when it will happen!). It was so much fun, and we learn’t about how all these games needed a team to complete. After we ran down to the choir room to review our rock and roll dance. It was fun doing it again. It was placed fresh in our minds again, like a freshly baked batch of cookies! Yum! We then Learnt a happiness number with the whole grade. It was amazing because we got to play with sound effects. The sound effects helped us build our number and understand it more. We had songs to learn and actions, but it was surprising how easy they were! They looked challenging but were so fun. We practice that number the most because there were so many actions, sues and lyrics but it was so fun everys ingle time. The best part of the day was learning a new number. It was dedicated to the Lion King. We only had to sing a few sentences but the dance felt amazing when the whole grade would do it together.

Overall today was an amazing day and I can’t wait for our show tomorrow! The Young Americans rock!

## Young Americans, Day 1 ,Reflection!

Hey everybody! Today a group called the Young Americans started a work shop about singing and dancing! We all got to meet them and were greeted very energetically! They showed us a dance and we got to pick a Young American to teach it to us. It was great meeting them all, and they would really help you build your confidence by dancing. We then got to practice the dance and show many of our teachers in the audience! It really got my friends and I excited! We then split off into groups, Group 1 Girls, Group 2 Girls and The Boys. Different groups went off and learnt different things, but my group, Group 2 Girls, learnt a rock and roll dance. It was so cool when we heard the music and learnt the choreography! It was really styled as if Elvis Presley were doing a concert. It was fun because at that time both of the Group 1 and 2 Girls got to learn it. All girls in one room, lots of talking! We then mixed together with many boys and were instructed to practice singing with a Young American. After, we would have to sing a song in front of everyone who was there. My friend and I rose our hand to sing a song called Fall by Justin Bieber. We were so happy with overcoming shyness that we did it again! It was amazing how quickly we built our confidence. We then heard everyone else sing, it was great and fun!  We started practicing musical numbers lie Don’t Stop Believing and Let It Be. Mainly songs from Glee, the TV show. Whats so cool about how we would sing for the Young Americans show was that we would do the background music to. So practically we were singing the songs acapella. Practicing and practicing over and over, now you might think that was boring… it was so fun! it just made everyone smile!

Overall I feel super excited to come back tomorrow and be with the Young Americans again. The show would be amazing!

## 1st Week in the 6Elite Empire

On monday I started my first day in G6 and I felt really scared before i finished my 1st day. Mainly about my teacher. I thought she was going to be mean but she is actually really nice. Her name Is Ms.K. Shes really strict but nice and funny.

Im going to tell you guys about my week, basically a re-capp, but with detail . Here are 2 of my favorite things that happened in my first week:

-I got to meet my 6E class and family (family= stuffed toy family)

-My class and I was read some fables

I didn’t really know who was in my class until I waled through my class door. BAM! faces I knew started popping up and I immediately liked my class. I don’t know why I just did. I guess its because I know a lot of these people from before. So it was pretty exciting to have my old classmates from before. We all got to know each other over the days and through classes, lunch and recess. The second “family” that we got to meet was our 6E family, the bear family. We got to meet 5 bears. I can’t list there names but I might add pictures soon. They are all really cute and “adopted by Ms.K. She got them from friends who were moving. She thought they were cute and wanted to rescue/ adopt them. They are all nice to play with when we have chats *good* and talks *bad*. Bets of all they are squishy!

If you have met Ms.K before she might have said she loves stories, reading and books, and yes she does! she read us some fables so we can learn through a fun way. She told 6E that she read 9 books in the summer and that that wasn’t much but yes it was! My favorite fable was about this straw who wanted to play with a boy named matches. Whenever straw would propose a game to play matched would be unfair. Can you guess the moral of the story? Well its “Don’t play with Matches”.

Lastly I just would like to say 6E is great and I’m happy to be here!

## A brochure all about rotting teeth!… exciting eh?

Rotting Teeth!

The link above is my the link to my brochure. My brochure is about Rotting Teeth. The brochure informs you about how teeth rot, things that make teeth rot and what you can do to prevent your teeth from rotting. I hope this brochure will inform you all about rotting teeth. And I hope this brochure will answer your questions about rotting teeth.