## Fractions & Decimals

by on April 12, 2013

Where would you fall on the stress and learning graph? Why?

I think I would fall around the 3 (Relaxed Attention) because I already understood fractions and decimals before however I still needed to pay attention in class and finish my homework because we were also learning new things and I have forgotten some things about decimals.

I think the most challenging part about this unit was the perimeter and area part because I didn’t  really understand it as much as I woud have liked. The easy part was the multiplying, dividing, adding and subtracting of fractions and decimals because I already learned this before so I understood what to do.

How was your effort in class and at home reflected in your assessment results?

I think my effort in class and at home reflected well in my results because I finished all the required assignments which helped me in the test and in my revision at home to get a good result. However, I could have revised some more to make sure that my understanding of the topics were clearer and thorough.

What activities did you like in this unit?

My favorite activity in this unit was when we had the stations because it was a fun and efficient way of learning without being boring. I also liked it because it was a different style to what we usually did.

I still think that I can improve on my perimeter and area topic because I didn’t do as well as I would have liked in that area in the test, in order to improve I would revise it a bit more and ask for help when I don’t understand.

## Hong Kong Heritage

by on March 19, 2013

Watch this space for my Hong Kong Heritage documentary about Former Fire Station.

You can watch the movie in progress at my website.

## D.E.A.D – Movie Comment

by on March 14, 2013

I liked how informative it was and it was slightly interesting because the video parts were showing the places that they went to. I wish that they would speak louder and use more video parts in the movie because it was mostly pictures. What if they used microphones to make their voices louder and clearer or they filmed more so it would be less boring due to the amount of pictures.

## Reflection on Patterns Unit

by on January 25, 2013

What I liked most about the patterns unit is exploring different patterns, and getting the equations. It was a challenge sometimes to get the equations which made it fun. What I liked the least were drawing the graphs because it was hard to figure out how to count the numbers, because some of the equations used really big numbers. I think I learned how to find equations, draw graphs, and plot the numbers. 2 questions I still have are: When do you stop the graph? How many different types of graphs are there? I think the study of patterns is important because equations help you find the next number easily, learning patterns could help you when we learn Algebra.

## Brown Tropic Diver

by on January 22, 2013

Common Name: Brown Tropic Diver

Scientific Name: Phantasma Natator

List of the strengths and weaknesses:

Strengths: Good at swimming, can fly for long hours, dives well, camouflages

Weaknesses: Bad at walking on land

Reflect on Process:

- Was your work outside of class sufficient? Why or Why not? My work outside of class was sufficient because it let me do more research in class and finish more.

- Did you use your time efficiently during class? Why or Why not? I think I did use my time efficiently during class, because I managed to get a lot done, and hand in my project on time.

- Overall,  did you manage your time well? There were some times, I could’ve managed it better so I could finish other things, but overall, yes, I did manage my time quite well.

- If you were to start over, what would you do differently? I would have started on the research the same day I started on my model.

- Using the rubric, assess yourself on Criterion C: 4

## AOI Blitz

by on December 6, 2012

In Humanities we are studying Shi Huang Di. I am looking at Health and Social Education as the Area of Interaction because Shi Huang Di’s achievements have impacted education. Also because his achievements and rules he has made have changed the way of education too. His unification of writing has also made it easier to teach in schools and communicate with others. When he burned the books about Confucius and only kept the books about politics it also changed the way teachers could teach their students.

## The Lorax and the Man Made Beach

by on November 8, 2012

Human Ingenuity and Environment can come it conflict when Human Ingenuity affects the Environment around it, for example:

In the Lorax and in the article, both of these stories are about how people are altering the world for their own causes and how there are consequences that they haven’t thought about.

In the Lorax, the Once-ler made thneeds because he wanted to make money, what he didn’t expect to happen was that he would build factories and machines. Those factories and machines ended up polluting the sky and the land. After he built himself a town, the pipes led to the river which filled up with “shlop”. The animals also had to relocate because it was too polluted for them to live there, but the Lorax didn’t know what would happen to the animals.

This article about making a man made beach might have the same consequences on the animals because they are relocating them to make the beach. As said in the article: “I’m not sure how many species can survive the relocation as the soil nature and topography are not the same.” The water could become polluted because people are visiting the beach everyday, for now the water is clean and hasn’t been untouched because almost no one visits Lung Mei.

I think that it is more important to keep our environment safe and not pollute it anymore, so I don’t support the development of the man made beach because the beach could fill up with trash and the trash might be swept up into the ocean and soon we won’t have as much clean water, this beach could add to the pollution of our water.

Sources:

Chief executive Leung angers activists by backing man-made beach

## To What Extent Did Shi Huang Di’s Achievements Help China to Modernize?

by on November 1, 2012

I think this falls under the category Human Ingenuity or Community and Service, because I think that the question is talking about how Shi Huang Di has helped China evolve and he has also helped the community modernize China. It falls under Human Ingenuity because he has built the Great Wall of China.

## China Earthquake: Approaches to Learning

by on September 23, 2012

We can also build some football field, and tennis courts. To help the children develop communication skills and cooperation skills. Also they can use thinking skills whenever they encounter problems. We can also provide the children folders for school work to keep them more organized.

## China Earthquake: Human Ingenuity

by on September 23, 2012

In Human Ingenuity we can build some temples and museums in honor of the culture. The museums can also have some replicas of the famous paintings made by chinese artists. And in schools, after they are built. The students can have a course on where they learn about their history.

A Canadian International School of Hong Kong Site