The Update

The Update

-Buried artifacts project

-Alan Dick memorial walk

-Mosaics

-Last swimming class

-Life saving swimming activities

-Coordinates

-Evening of the arts auditions

-Last T-ball class

-French presentations

-Library Genre lessons

This week we had the Alan Dick memorial walk, it’s a activity where the whole school walk down the hill from our school to the Aberdeen Sports ground to walk around the tracks and try to do as many laps as we can. Every Year we do this to remember our most favorite principal Mr.Dick, he died a year and a half ago and even now we still miss him. We walked laps for almost 3 hours then after we all had lunch when we heard about that they were serving hotdogs and we were really happy to have lunch, but it turned to be just a slice of bread with a sausage, a piece of onion and a packet of ketchup, the only thing I really liked was the packets of ketchup so i ended up taking 3.

This week we made our buried artifacts out of clay I thought it was very fun, I made a carrot shaped amphora I think I did quite well at it, even though it was hard to make I tried my best to finish it in the time our teacher had given us which was 2 periods, even if we needed more time we couldn’t because clay dry’s really quickly. I think the hardest part of molding is to hollow out my artifact because once a while when I try to hollow it  I accidentally poke a big whole through the middle of my artifact but lastly I finished without making any more holes.

This week was our last swimming lesson (Whoo Hoo!)  finally we could have P.E again. I think swimming is very tiring especially when you have to do it for 1 hour non stop, I really hope that P.E could also take 2 periods but sadly you could only do that with swimming.

Now Im really looking forward for two P.E lessons again.

The Update

The Update

-Chance Fortune and The Outlaws

-H.K History museum

-Started mosaics

-Sarah Brennan Poetry Winners

-Mathematics: Angles

-Prepared “My buried artifact” project

This week we started our new summative assessment (My Buried Artifact). Our teacher gave us a blue sheet of paper and told us to go online or to read books from the book shelf to find a old buried artifact that we think is interesting, then write down as much information about the artifact. So I went to the book shelf to find a book about artifacts. I found a very interesting artifact it was called the “Carrot Shaped Amphora” it stored dry food in the past and was made in Egypt in the 1st century. So far that was all our teacher had told us to do but she had told us that next week we would use clay to try to mold the artifacts that we had chosen, then use a hammer to break the artifact into parts then burry it to a place, then we will go back to the place to try to dig up someone else’s artifact then glue them back together, That really sounds fun!

Last week I told you about the geometry pre-assessment so now we could start a new math unit, Geometry (Angles) it’s one of my favorite units. I love using the protractor because I think it’s very fun but you have to pay a lot of attention about where you put the protractor because you need to place it exactly a the line or you would make a lot of mistakes. We learned that there were different names for different angles like: Acute, Reflex etc. Apart of this unit being fun I think that it is vey interesting too.

This week we watched a play called “Chance Fortune And The Outlaws” This play is about how a normal boy who gets in to a shool called The Excelsior Academy for the Superhuman and becomes a superhero without superhero powers. And faces a lot of different kinds of people from team combat training. for more about the play click HERE.

A great week again but mostly because of he play.

The Update

The Update

  • Dodgeball Intramurals
  • Mathematics: Geometry
  • New Historical Fiction for Literature Circles
  • New Read-aloud in class: The Devil’s Arithmetic
  • New Unit of Inquiry: Where we are in place and time

This week the ratios and proportions math unit has ended, so now we have a new one, geometry. Before we start the unit we need to do a pre-assessment first, What is a pre-assessment? A pre-assessment is a test to see how much you know about the unit, but even if some of the stuff you wrote down is incorrect, it doesn’t affect your mark for your progress report at all. In our pre-assessments we had to make a poster on what we know about geometry, in my poster I drew a square, after I drew a triangle on top, it made a house I then but a little box next to the triangle and the square and wrote the name of the shape and then I wrote the lines of symmetry. After that I also drew a circle, it was a moon, I also drew stars in the sky, and after that I also drew a box next go the two shapes and wrote down the name of the shape and it’s symmetry. After I wrote down a few stuff that I want to know this unit. I also drew a couple of 3D shapes like the cone the sphere and the cube, but I think my drawing looked more a 2D shape than a 3D shape to me.

Another thing we did this week was the new Read a loud fiction, our new book is called “The Devil’s Arithmetic” we didn’t get to read a lot of it yet so I can’t really say what has happened so far,but I could tell you what a read a loud is, a read a loud is when a teacher reads a book out loud to the class, but it’s not just any book it has to be about our unit. And our new unit is called  Where we are in place and time. Sometimes in the middle of a chapter the teacher will ask us questions about the story and then we end up having a 20 minute discussion, which was also fun.

The last thing we did this week was in literature circles our group has finished our book so we got time to finish the stuff from school that we did not finish, I tried to make a limerick about a rabbit the reason we had to make one was because of Sarah Brenuns poetry competition we had to write a poem about a rabbit, that was really fun. But before I had a chance to send it to Sarah Brenun,  another group was done. I was really happy because my old group was really inefficient and always argue so when another group finishes it means we got to change groups, and this time I was actually happy with my group. My new book is called “The Gladiators from Cupua” and it’s a very interesting book.

This week was one of the great ones and I am looking forward for another one.

My PSA

In the last update i have been telling you about the PSA’s, PSA stands for Public Service announcement and in our unit of inquiry we need to do a PSA on children’s rights, I chose article 27 for My PSA, and  it took me less than a week to finish it. The PSA had to be less than 2 minutes but my PSA was 9 seconds longer but it was still ok. My PSA started with a globe moving while I do a voiceover in it, then a slideshow of pictures showed how some people don’t have shelter, food and other basic needs. I also put in some ambient music using freeplaymusic.com and I think the song was really good together with my PSA.  well here it is.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=USrHbI3xQiY[/youtube]

The Update

The Update

-Swimming Classes

-Worked on PSA’s

-Read -a-thon activities (Dr.Seuss birthday, Book Swap, Lucky Draw, Books-to-eat).

-New unit (Tuning in) cemetery visit

-T-Ball In P.E

-Dodge ball for fun at lunch

This week we started on our PSA’s, PSA stands for Public Service announcement and in our unit of inquiry we need to do a PSA on children’s rights, I chose article 27 for My PSA, and  it took me less than a week to finish it. The PSA had to be less than 2 minutes but my PSA was 9 seconds longer but it was still ok. My PSA started with a globe moving while I do a voiceover in it, then a slideshow of pictures showed how some people don’t have shelter, food and other basic needs. I also put in some ambient music using freeplaymusic.com and I think the song was really good together with my PSA. After our whole class finishes we could post our PSAs to youtube and then maybe to our blogs.

This week the whole grade went on a field trip to the Happy Vally cemetery, we went there to learn about the history of Hong kong, we looked at a lot of different gravestones and then wrote notes on Hong Kong’s history, the teacher told us that there was a black dog in the cemetery and we were not allowed in case it would bite us, I was kind of scared because I didn’t want to be bitten, I also think I caught a glimpse of it to but luckily I didn’t get bitten said that nothing you write down is wrong because it is just a guess so these were what I guessed, Hong Kong was once ruled by the British, A lot of sailors lived in Hong Kong a long time ago e.t.c .

The Last thing that this week happened was The read-a-thon activities it was a lot of fun especially Dr: Seuss’s birthday,  because at lunch grade 5 and 6 got to eat a cupcake. (Dr:Seuss is the writer of a lot of different books including The Cat In The Hat). There were also other things like the Book Swap, Lucky Draw and Books-to-eat. And these activities are loads of fun. and this shows that reading is also fun.