Today when we got to school we read the board and didn’t know what the marshmallow challenge was but then when we got to the cafeteria we resized what it was.
The marshmallow challenge is that we have to build the tallest structure that we can with raw spagetti, one meter of string, one meter of tape and a marshmallow on top. I was much harder then we thought it was. Because you would plan it in your head then when you really do it, the spagetti is bendy and the marshmallow is really heavy, when we finished the raw spagetti structure it was really tall then once we put on the marshmallow it would completely collapse. The structure that won was 40 centimeter tall and the marshmallow was on it.
This activity had to do with our exhibition because we had to work people that we were not so familiar with. Because in the exhibition we won’t get to choose who will be in our group so this activity helps us get use to the random groupings.
“Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.”
― Dr. Seuss
This is the quote that I will use today.
I couldn’t agree more with this quote, because some people just cry when things are over such as camp or any little thing like that. I’m not saying that it is bad to cry when things are over, I just want to tell you all that just because something is over don’t be sad for too long. I was sad at the end of school before summer vacation but I was happy that the year was over and moved on.
This quote is telling you that even if an event is over don’t just cry over it you can think of all the memories and the friends that you gained.
A few days ago we did something with my schools grade nines, it was called cross roads. Whats cross roads you ask. Well this post will tell you.
Cross roads is a civics class project. What they do is they set up a few simulations. I went to three different ones.
The first simulation that I did was where we had to act like we were disabled. First we got our hands tied up behind our backs, then we had to put on tissu boxes as shoes, because they told us at the end that people that have disabilities don’t get very good jobs because when people see them they think that they cant to a lot of things that people with no disabilities can do, there for no job means no money. Next they put out a thick and big mat that we had to try to get over. My friend and I finished that task first so we watched the other students try to get over it, some fell over and some slid off the mat. The third simulation was that they put a bunch of strings across some steps and we would have to go through them all with no help, this activity was to show us how disabled people have to go through a busy street. The last thing we did in this simulation was that we had to paint with our mouths. This one was a little bit worse than the rest because we could taste the paint on the paint brush.
The last thing we did was get a marshmallow and we got one because not because we were great well we were but it was to show us that this is what disabled people get everyday.
Why I think great books are just like good friends.
When I am down I might pick up my favorite book and start reading it, once I start reading it I forget all about my problems and just read. Some books help people relax so when they are all tired after a long day at school or work they can just sit in bed with a book and read read maybe even take a nap. And last but not least my favorite way to read a book os before bed, because I feel more comfortable reading before I sleep.
So on Monday 32 young Americans came and for three days straight they taught us how to dance and sing. Their mission was to teach us a full concert in three days and they SUCCEEDED.
The young americans are a very supportive group they are all very energetic and they cheer for you even if you mess up so when we are all with the young americans we are not scared of messing up.
The feeling of dancing and singing was phenomenal, dancing with 125 students at first we were all scared to preform in the beginning but once we started everyone forgot that there were people watching and just did the show. I felt amazing dancing with friends laughing playing and just having fun with the show.
We all built pretty close relationships with the young americans. At the end of the show we all hugged everyone and laughed with friends said our goodbyes to the young americans. They were really fun to be with they taught us how to express our selfs through art, and show courage when dancing and to support everyone when dancing or singing or just preforming.
My friends and I had loads of fun at the end we were cheering and hugging all the young Americans and hugging friends, and also surprised that we nailed the performance after three days of hard work.
Hello world haven’t blogged in a while but that’s because we were on SUMMER VACATION!!!!!!!! Now that I’m back I going to do MUCH more blogging.
So recently we started grade 6 my teacher is Mr. Humphrey. So far it is a pretty good year nothing much happend except the starting of our new unit of inquiry which is conflict and values. We had a few guest speakers come and talk to us about their values. Right now we already had about 12 guest speakers talk to us. Some of them told us stories and some just talked to us about their values. A lot of them talked about how their values changed over time.
So that’s it for now keep you guys updated BYE.
On the weekend, friends of mine went camping. They were camping on a small island in the middle of the lake. There were eight adults and two children in all.
When they went to cross the lake and return home their boat was missing. They searched and searched but all they could find was an old canoe. It wasn’t as big as the boat and they were worried it wouldn’t carry them all. So, they tested it and found the boat could carry either.
• One adult
• One or two children
At first they thought some of them would be stranded forever, but finally, they figured out how to get them all safely across the lake.Can you figure it out?
Repeat the problem using counters. I want to know the number of crossings it takes to shift the 8 adults and 2 children.
What if one of the adults was sick and didn’t end up going camping? How would that change the number of crossing?
Let’s adjust the number of adults. How does the number of crossings change when the number of adults changes? Record all your data. Can you find an algebraic pattern?
Hi everyone today my class did a math activity where we had to figure out the question above which is “If there is 8 adults and 2 children how many times do they have to cross before everyone is on the other side?”
My group and I started with counters and sliding them side to side then we had to do 5 more so eventually we found out that it’s 4n+1. So whatever the number of adults there are just multiply it by 4 then add one for example:
So what you do is 3 x 4 = 12 than 12 + 1 = 13 so the answer to the problem is 13.
It has to be times 4 because the 2 kids go first, then 1 of them come back gets dropped off, the adult goes to the island then the little kids goes and picks up the other kid so that is 4 trips next it is plus 1 because the 2 kids still have to get back. So that is why you have to multiply it by 4 then add 1.
This is the algabraic solution so the problem and I just found out that algebra is not that hard I thought that all it was is letters plus another letter equals another number but now I found out that it is way more than just that!
Hey so today my class tried how poverty, over population, child labor and gender discrimination fells like here I will tell you what we did to go though what a lot of people in the world go though everyday.
The first activity that my group did was we had to go though a pile of news paper and find all the paper clips we could find. I found 13. The lesson was that a lot of old or middle aged people have to find scraps of metals for money and to provide for their families. It wasn’t that easy to find all that metal it was actually really hard after you find the really obvious ones like the ones int he middle. Then after all that they only get 7 dollars for that it is really sad, because we can only buy a pack of gum for 7 dollars so that is all they have everyday a pack of gum after a long hard day of work.
The next activity that we did was over population . The lesson was that there is only the same amount of food but just more people to compete against. What we did was we had to spin around 5 times then we would have to go through a little bit of newspaper to find 5 candies, a lot of us did not even get any because the others found them before us. What this taught me was that it’s not as easy as people to think so earn money like bankers they get paid quite nicely but others don’t get paid as well and can’t provide for their families.
The third activity was child labor. The lesson was that the children have to do hard labor and only earn so little as a salary. How we did it was we ran across the pitch and got 10 ball brought them back and got 1 dollar. I learned that children have to work hard labor that no one should be doing just to get a little bit of money.
The last but not least activity that my group did was gender discrimination. The lesson was that even though the other person is more experienced the other gender gets the job because of gender discrimination. For example if both boy and girl applied for a caretaker job then the girl will get the job even though the boy is way more experienced, the girl got the job because usually people think that girls are better at taking care of kids.
I think that all schools should have a crossroad course experience because then the kids would be able to see how it would be if you were not as fortunate as we are.
Hey everyone that reads my blog, today I will tell you what happens in the third chapter of the witches and I think that you will actually enjoy this chapter.
In the third chapter it tells us the will of the narrator because on the way to meet his grandmother they get into a car crash and his parents died. In this chapter it talks about different witches and what they can do to you. Further on in the chapter it tells you what when the boy meets a witch when he is making his tree house.
I have read this book before and I can’t wait to tell you about his next encounter with the witch.
Hello everyone the chapter two of the witches are talking about how to recognize a witch.
The very few ways that you can recognize a witch just by looking at a woman. The first thing you need to notice is that they always wear gloves whether it is indoors or anywhere they always wear gloves because they have claws like cats instead of nails! The second thing that you notice the most is that have fairly bigger nostrils than a regular human. They always wear wigs because they are bald completly bald, but they wear really high class wigs you can barley tell the difference. Another thign is that you give out stink waves that witches can smell from miles away, the cleaner you are the more you stink to the witches. The next thing that their eyes are like cats eyes it si as thin as a thread. They hate wearign shoes because they have no toes! The last but not least their spit is blue so if you look closely you can see it.
I would like to tell you way more about the witches and what happens later on in the book.