We have been learning about different types of conflicts and this is a photo I took that represents conflict. With this photo I have made a few pieces of art. The colours used represented the mood in this certain conflict.
Comment on what you see.
We have just finished our math assessment and it is about integers. I made a keynote presentation to teach other students about how to use integers. (adding, subtracting, etc). This is the final version of my integer tutorial.
Next time I make a tutorial like this I will try to rehearse more the script and not do it after the plan.
I did well in the tutorial effects so it makes sense.
This is a character profile about a girl in Ties That Bind Ties That Break.
In the beginning of the book Ailin is five years old but is already developing several characteristics. She loved running and playing around in the countryside. So when it was time to have her feet bound she started arguing and asked ‘If we women are so powerful why do we submit to have our feet bound? Men don’t have their feet bound.’ From that young age she taught herself to be headstrong and rebellious. When Ailin turned nine her dad asked her if she wanted to go to a public school. She eagerly accepted to go. When she started going to school she learned that there was more to the world than China. She also found that the Chinese tried to keep themselves away from foreign countries because they were ashamed of themselves. It was at this school where she met a lady who gave her hope in life.This lady was an American so didn’t have bound feet. In China though the Americans were called ‘big noses’. By having big feet and going to a public school Ailin ruined the family’s so-called ‘reputation’. Ailin’s uncle tried to stop her from going to school because it was a waste of time and money. Ailin ignored her uncle and went to school anyway. Since that day Ailin and her uncle have hated each other. Her problems with her family made it so that she had to teach herself to think for herself and not let other people rule over her. Overall Ailin is an intelligent girl who will not let other people choose what to do with her life.
We just finished our first week of school, it was a really busy week. We had math,reading and P.E. tests and lots of other things like updating my blog (ta-da!) catching up on school work, getting into our new routines and all that beginning of school stuff. This year I am in 6E’Elite Empire and this year I am Elite 20. We finished our first art project about explaining how you feel about UOI (unit of inquiry) using non-text based arts.
I already knew most of this year’s students names so that was no problem to me. There is only one new student this year and we are getting along pretty well.
We had a hard time choosing our class name and when we had to choose it the vote was extremely close in the end.
In the end vote it 14 votes for Elite Empire and 11 votes for Epic E-vengers that I personally didn’t really like but in the end we got Elite Empire that most of the boys in my class were rooting for.
So that was our first week of grade 6.
There will be lots more updates in the future so every week or so check
my blog out.
In class we had a math assignment called ‘My Dream House’. We created a floor plan and we had to make a model of it using ‘Minecraft’. Most of you might know Minecraft as a game but it is extremely educational if used properly. On the floor plan it was 30 blocks by 40 blocks and Minecraft is full of blocks so we could use it for the math assignment. I made 1 block on the floor plan become 2 blocks in Minecraft. Minecraft is really helpful because it makes big projects like making a huge model much easier and clear. Minecraft also teaches you to correct things on your own without someone having to help you. So it teaches you to problem solve. Minecraft is also very realistic.
Here is the model I made on Minecraft.
We just started a new unit of inquiry about the human body. We are going to learn about body parts, muscles and how the body changes through life. We are going to learn how things we do can change our bodys. We are also going to learn how to take care of our bodys.
We just started this unit and it is very interesting. Here are a few interesting and weird facts: boys have less taste buds then girls,by the age of 60, most people lose half their taste buds,your ears produce more ear wax when you are afraid, etc.
Everyone in the class is going to research a subject in the human body. I chose: What happens during puberty? I will research and make a mini presentation on what I learned. I chose this subject because it is coming soon.
In class we are learning all the bones and muscles. It is really interesting. But I really want to learn how the human body changes. I am also really excited because we are at camp from Mon to Fri and it is going to be lots of fun. Today is such a wet day so I hope it will get better.
This is a creeper I made in Minecraft. Minecraft is an application where everything is blocks. This master piece is geometric because it is made using squares and rectangles.
By Dynamo 20 Date 15 May 2012
I recently made a PSA about children’s rights.A PSA is a Public Service Announcement that encourages people to take action. I made a PSA because I want to change this world and I want people to take action. There is a whole list of children’s rights and I chose article 38. The article is: you have the right to protection and freedom from war. Children under 15 cannot be forced to go into the army or take part in war.
Our Unit Of Inquiry is about children’s rights and it is a very serious subject. We read about lots of children who were in bonded labour and forced to work. This Unit of inquiry was really serious but interesting to me. I found out that there is a lot of bad people out there who still do things that I thought no one would do nowadays.
I think that we really need to change the world and it is our responsibility to do it. Children are stuck in bonded labour and not many people are doing anything about it. So be one of the few who help these children and reward might come in ways you don’t expect.
So watch this video and give it a little thought.
Hope this video convinces you to change this world.
by Dynamo 20
Here it is
This Morning Ms. Cahusac showed us a picture of a man making art out of thousands of Rubix Cubes. I was seriously surprised when I saw that image. It showed that even though it takes a long time anything can become a piece of art. Even the computer or device you are using right now. When it is too broken or too old to be used give the parts to the right person and he could make a magnificent piece of art.
Today we had a Student Led Learning Review. It was fun to go through all the work which has been covered during the last months, to appreciate all the new knowledge we’ve acquired and share it with the parents. It was great to finally get over with it ! My mum was very impressed by my computer knowledge; I think I can start teaching her now !
During the holidays my friend went snorkeling and completely hated it. When he went in the water there were lots of tiny jellyfish hanging around. So it was kind of annoying for him. When he started swimming he tried to breathe through his nose and he started coughing and coughing. While he was coughing he got stung by one of the jellyfish. He started coughing and saying ouch! at the same time.
I have recently read a book called Young Samurai Ring of the Wind. It is the before last book in the young samurai series. It is a great adventure book and it has lots of suspense. The story takes place in the Seto sea (since it isn’t book 1) Japan. The story is about a foreigner Jack Fletcher who is trying to escape from the Shogun (ruler of Japan). So with his friends they try to go to Nagasaki port to find a ship that will bring them back to England.
For those who love adventure books this book will be great.
The first books of the series are:
Young Samurai Way of the Warriour
Young Samurai Way of the sword
Young Samurai Way of the Dragon
Young Samurai Ring of Earth
Young Samurai Ring of Water
Young Samurai Ring of fire
Young Samurai Ring of the wind
Young Samurai Ring of the sky (coming soon)
We are starting a spelling unit and these are the words that I chose.
I just came back from Val d’Isere and I had a great week though right now I am a little jet lagged.. I passed two tests during the week and did great. The tests I did were: the ‘Chamoix*’ and the ’Fleche*’ which means arrow in the ‘Chamoix’ the levels are: Cabri then bronze, silver, vermeil and gold. In the ‘Chamoix’ you have to complete a ‘slalom special’. On the right is a picture of me in the ‘Chamoix’ test. I got the ’chamoix d’argent’ because I did 41.00.
On the second test the Fleche I got the ‘Fleche d’argent’*. I could have done better on this test because in the middle of the race I almost fell but I managed to stop myself, but I still lost a whole second on that incident. But I am glad that I still managed to get the ’Fleche d’argent’. The top picture is me training for the test.
* ‘Chamoix’ a French ski test special slalom
* ’Fleche’ a French ski test giant slalom
* ’Argent’ Silver
We are now on our Chinese new year holidays! My family is going to go to Val d’isere France skiing. It is going to be the 6th year in a row that we are going there and I am really excited. I hope everyone will have a safe and fun holiday and have a happy new year!
Today we went to the Elements ice rink. The whole of grade 5 went so it was a bit crowded but we dealt with it.
Some people knew how to skate but some don’t. (I know how to skate since I took skating lessons when I was small. It was really fun and exciting. We had a very small lunch (since we all wanted to skate more) so I was a bit hungry after. We all had a great time.
Recently we have watched this movie called National Treasure. It was a really interesting fast-paced and kept you glued to the screen. It is a story about a lost treasure and a man spending his whole life looking for it. At the beginning the man (Ben Gates) has a glue that has been passed down in the family for centuries. No one believes Ben that the treasure even existed! This movie is connected to our unit of inquiry because our unit is about history. In this movie I have learned that you should always believe what you want to believe. My favorite part was when Ben was stealing the declaration of independence it was really intense.
Here is the trailer of the movie National Treasure
This is a video about a race I did and It is an adventure race were you are in teams of 3 or 2, teams of 3 for juniors (under 11) and teams of 2 for the rest.
This is a world cloud and a made it very simply by putting the link of my blog in this website called ‘Wordle‘ It took a few words that I think describes my blog.
Today we went to see this show called ‘SPLAT!’. It is a show where three actors acted out over 30 poems! All the poems were great but one stands out and it is called ‘Max‘, the poem is about a dog that farts a lot, plus in the background sound effects there were fart noises! It was hilarious. Faust is a company that teaches drama to kids, after lots of practice the kids also perform in public.
This is a game where you need 3 or more to people to play. The point of the game is to try to guess the where the artifact is from, how old it is and how it was used. This is how we have been playing in 5D.
How to play
1. Hand out a piece of paper to everyone who wants to play.
2. Find an artifact on the internet or in a book
3. Zoom in on the picture (if on a computer) 0r hang the picture on a wall (if printed out)
4. Make sure NO ONE TALKS.
5. Write down where the artifact is from, how old it is and how it was used.
6. When everyone has finished writing down their answers you may share ideas.
7. If nobody knows for sure what it is research the item on a computer or book.
This game is connected to our unit of inquiry because we have to infer what the artifact is and our unit of inquiry is about history.
For the first try use this artifact. Both pictures are the same artifact.
Please comment what you think the artifact is how old it is and how it was used.
Once we have the time in class we try to go to this site called The Globe And Mail. On this site there is a place where you can see the best pictures in the last 24 hours. Some of the pictures are very interesting and this is the one I thought was the best.
This person is doing a sport called Kite-surfing where you hold a Kite and and the wind goes in the kite and it pulls you. Sometime the wind is so strong you can jump very high. You can also just use this kite on the ground.
Today is remembrance day and it is a day to remember those who died in war. There is a moment of silence to honor the dead who fought for their (and our) freedom. A lot of people died so there is not much laughter in the air.
The BBB is a competition between bloggers and their blog. I have joined the BBB because I thought it would be nice to challenge myself in a thing I like doing, plus I would get to see other people’s blogs. I almost forgot, BBB stands for Better Blogging Battle.
Have you been asking this question? Well it is true because if we didn’t like Halloween so much students and teachers wouldn’t bring in food for parties, nobody would dress up; but we all do these things. I guess that’s why CDNIS loves Halloween so much.
Now that we are at school we have been working as hard as ever. But on Friday it’s Halloween and we are going to have a party where there will be games,movies, a dancing room etc . On the same day we are going to have a Halloween assembly where there will be a costume contest. But until then we will have to work, work and work.
Game: Put in the comment box what you are going to wear on Halloween and I shall chose the best three!
Our October break has just ended. I had a lot of fun and since my favorite hobby is swimming and swam almost every day. I had my usual training plus a few extra training lessons since we were on holiday. I think I improved a lot; now I can keep on going on like this by telling you what I improved but I will just say it briefly. I improved my diving (even though my backstroke dive still needs to be improved) I improved my butterfly and other few minor details. That’s about it.
On the 27th of September our class went to Art Jam. Art Jam is a studio and you can go paint on canvases using a lot of special tools like sponges, big paint brushes etc. When we went to Art Jam two other classes were there with us but it wasn’t too crowded because the studio was big. When we started painting we had to get the paint but it was tricky because there were so many kids. When I got my paint I took orange because it was my main colour, also because I was going to paint a tropical sunset. So I painted the tropical sunset but it was very hard to paint so it took me a long time to do but I still managed to paint it. That morning was the best I have had this school year.
Le 27 septembre toute la classe est allée a ‘Art Jam’. c”est un studio ou l’on peut peindre sur des toiles avec pleins d’instruments comme des éponges,des gros pinceaux etc. Quand on est allé a ‘Art Jam’ on était avec deux autres classes de mon école mais il y avait encore beaucoup de place parce que le studio était assez grand. Avant que nous commençions a peindre il fallait chercher la peinture mais comme on était tellement nombreux ce n’était pas facile. Quand j’ai enfin pu prendre ma peinture j’ai pris du orange parce que c’était ma couleur principale et aussi parce que j’allais peindre un coucher de soleil tropical. Alors j’ai peint mon coucher de soleil mais c’était tres difficile mais j’y suis quand meme arrivé. Je me suis beaucoup amusé.
I express myself with email,internet,blogging,phone calls,face time and face to face. Normally I prefer expressing myself face to face because I want to see and understand the audience’s reaction but when you are talking on the phone you can only hear the words,so you can never be sure how the other person is feeling. Visual arts is also an other way of expressing myself like painting,sketching and sculpting (choosing the right colour according to my mood). I also express my friendship to others by preparing gifts. My general behaviour is also a way of expressing myself (rendering services, being nice obedient, etc.).
Je m’exprime grace au email, a l”internet, blogging, appels téléphoniques, face time et le face a face. Normalement je préfere le face a face parce que je peux voir la personne a qui je parle et voir ses expréssions faciales; mais quand on parle au téléphone, on n’entend que sa voix alors on ne peut jamais etre sur a quoi la personne pense des mots que l’on vient de dire. Les arts visuels sont aussi une autre façon de m’éxprimer comme la peinture, sculpture et sketches ( choisir la bonne couleur en fonction mon humeur). J’exprime aussi mon amitié en donnant des cadeaux a mes amis. Mon comportement général est aussi une façon de m’éxprimer (en rendant des services, en étant sage,etc).
Recently my class has been learning about poems and we had to write a few.This is my best one.
What is Red?
Red is the sky when the day is waking.
Red is the colour of power and war,
Red is the colour of anger and revenge
but the colour of rasberries and strawberries too,
it is the colour of an angry boy’s face
it is the colour of the king’s crown
the colour of heat and bright red flames.
Red is the colour of a tree on fire,
oh,red can be deadly.
If you like it please comment.
Recently we have found out about a small charity called ‘Building Walls of Wisdom‘.
Right now they are rebuilding a school that got destroyed by a storm, so we are going to raise money to rebuild the school so that the children living there get a proper education.
Récemment, nous avons découvert une petite association appelée «la construction des murs de la Sagesse».
En ce moment elle sponsorise la reconstruction d’une école qui a été détruite par une tempête, alors nous allons aider a recueillir des fonds pour reconstruire l’école et pour que les enfants qui habitent la-bas recoivent une bonne education.