Today my teacher asked me:
How will you prepare for the exam?
I said I will search for websites on the internet so I can read them and write some notes. I will also look at my human body book. The human body book is a book that has all the systems in it and a lot of info. I will also look at my cheat sheet. The cheat sheet is a paper that you can write anything on that you need for the exam. Those are the ways I am going to study. I hope I do well!!!
For better blogging challenge 8# you have to pick a photo and when you pick a photo you have to describe it. I chose this photo
I chose this photo because because i think that lightning is beautiful. I found this on google images and this one really the best out of all of the photo’s to me.
We just came back from a prensentation about your life one Skype,Facebook,Twitter and Youtube. Basically they said that you should not put your private information such as pictures of you or anyone else,where you live and your full name. In our school we get to bring our macbooks home and they told us how to take care of your laptop. They said that you should not eat or drink near your computer and to be very careful with your machine.
In our class and Mr .Machpherson’s class we went to a grade 9 civics class because they had to present a simulation. A simulation is to pretend to be something but you are not. There simulation was on how people in the world are not as lucky as us. For example one of them was when you were blind folded and you could not see anything and you had to try to find the food. another simulation was when we had to sit on the floor and watch two people eat all they want and we had to eat bread. After the simulation we had to do a survey to say what we liked the most, what we did not like etc. I really enjoyed the simulation and I thought it was cool to feel like you are poor and to see how hard it is to be them.
SLLR stands for student led learning review. What happens is your parents come in to school and you show them all the work you have done in school. It was my second SLLR and I really enjoyed it because you get to show your parents how hard you have been working, I like to answer their questions, I like being a leader and it makes me happy to see my parents walk out of the school with a smile on their faces. I cant wait until the next SLLR!
I am here with my parents at school today. They are here to see what I have been learning at school. This is the shortest day of school yet and we have Monday off! Have a good weekend.
In our class we were making artifacts out of clay. The task was to make a old artifact and I made a chinese coin. What we were going to do with these artifacts was go to the beach and dig up other people’s artifacts. What you had to do was to go to a plot that you were assigned to and when you got to your plot you had to dig up other people’s artifacts. Once everyone found someone else’s artifact we went back to the school and we had to glue the artifact back together. Then you had to make a sheet of where you found it, what you thought it was, how old it was, if it was in good condition,how many pieces you found and finally you had to draw it on a paper. After everyone in the grade finished the sheet you were supposed to go to other people’s classrooms and find your artifact. Then you had to find it an bring it back to your class. That was the whole project and I really enjoyed it.
First of all I would like to THANK all of you for taking the time to check out my blog and answering my poll question. For this week’s challenge we had to think of an AWESOME question with at least 5 possible answers. After about a week of receiving responses, we then were asked to write a blog post explaining the challenge and the results we collected. Its been about a week and first of all I was surprised about the number of responses I received, especially from the United States. Its great to have people from different countries viewing my blog. I noticed that a lot of people voted for: “I want to see what Kate is wearing” and “It is an historic event.” Hardly any one voted for “I am not going to watch it.” If anyone is curious how I voted, I chose I will be watching because it is an historic event which ties into our Unit of Inquiry: Where we are in Place in Time. The wedding of Prince William and Kate is an historic event and it will be interesting in the future to see how they are both perceived. Everyone enjoy watching and stay tuned for future blog postings.
Today in our class we went to a website that talks about a Green school that is in Bali. The school building is made of bamboo. The school gets their electricity from this little pool of water that has a whirlpool in it. The school has half foreign kids and the school gives scholarship to the local kids who otherwise could not afford to attend. The Green school teaches the kids how to be enviromental.
In our class we are watching a movie called National Treasure. The reason we are watching this movie is because in our current Unit of Inquiry we are learning about is “Where we are in Place in Time” which has to do with people and their history and how we interpret them. The National Treasure movie has to do with our unit because there is a lot of interesting history in it . In our class we have only watched up to the middle part so I don’t no how it ends yet. In this movie there is a group of people looking for a treasure because they want to become rich. In order to find the treasure they have to first find the clues that lead to the treasure. Also at the beginning of the movie all the people seem to be good but then some turn bad because they want the treasure for themselves. Here is a list of five main events in the National Treasure movie that we have watched so far:
1. Benjamin (the smart one) found a boat that had been lost for centuries. This is important because on the boat they thought that there could be a clue to the treasure. When they were on the boat they found a clue which told them that on the back of the Declaration of Independence there is an invisible map which could lead them to the treasure.
2. Benjamin goes to Philidalphia to get the Declaration of Independence. Ian ( bad guy) is also going there too to get the Declaration of Independence. Benjamin gets the Declaration of Independence before Ian can steal it.
3. Benjamin goes to his Dad’s house to find another clue which is in special letters that were written a long long time ago. While at his Dad’s house, Benjamin makea a special liquid. This liquid will reveal what was on the back of the Declaration of Independence. What they see on the back of the Declaration of Independence is a list of numbers.
4. They figured out that the Dad gave the letter’s to a muesem in Philidalphia. On the letter was a bunch of letters that would lead them to the next clue.
5. They figured out from the letters that the next clue was in the liberty bell. When Benjamin found the clue it was a pair of glasses. The glasses were used to see the clue on the back of the Declaration of Independence and they saw a symbol. But before they could figure out what it meant Ian showed up and started chasing them and got the Declaration of Independence but he did not get the glasses which showed where to go next.
And that is where we are in the movie so far. I am so excited to see the rest of the movie!!!
Our new unit is all about history. In this post I am going to be listing 10 ways to learn about the past.
-Talking to people,
-Go to a museum
– Go to places where you can learn about history
-Dig up things
For this challenge my teacher has asked if we can make a widget called shelfari and put it on our blog.Also in our school we have a competetion called spring into reading, spring into reading is when you read to give money to poor children around the world. If you would like to know what other people are reading then you should get this widget.
In our class we have a unit and this unit we are on is Hong Kong’s past. In our class we are playing this game called the artifact game. What the artifact game is our teacher picks an artifact and we have to figure out what it is,where it came from, how old it is and who made it. We are also learning what the difference between guessing and interpretation. I think that interpretation in a lot different because I think it means to look at the facts and interpret what the object means and I think that guessing means just take a random guess. I want you readers to play the artifact game on this picture. When you finish playing the artifact game comment on my blog.
In our class we were looking at this video because our unit is on Hong Kong’s past. We wachted this video because our class want’s to learn more about Hong Kong’s Past. We have also been to a graveyard in this unit. It was really fun because I learned a lot about the past. I want to show you this video cause I liked it. Here is the video
In our class we have this game called Class Community Circle. What we did in C.C.C was we went outside and we passed around a ball . What you do with the ball is when you get it you say something and that is what we did.
In our class we are making P.S.A. A public service announcement is usually trying to tell not to do something or trying to tell you to do something. What my P.S.A is about child right’s each person had to pick from 54 articles. My goal for my P.S.A is to make the people who watch my P.S.A to make them feel something.
Today in our class we went to the cemetery. The reason our class went to the cemetery was because our unit is on history. So we went to the cemetery and I looked at a lot of graves and there was this one area that I found the most interesting was where there was a sign that said there was a fever that killed about one hundred people. At the beginning of this trip I did not know much about Hong Kong’s history but now I know that back in the 18 hundreds there was not much medical help so many people died. I thought I learned a ton of stuff when I went to the cemetery and one of those things was that it is very disrespectful to stand or to laugh at a grave. If you do then you must say sorry. There are also multiple cemeteries in Hong Kong. There is a Chinese cemetery where one of my friends great grand parents. There are other cemeteries that also have people buried from different nationalities.
In our class we read a book called Iqbal. In my opinion it was a good book and it made me see things that I would have never known about and how much harder Iqbal’s life was to mine. I think our class read this book because it was related to our unit and because it was a good book. What I have learnt from this book is that we have to stop poverty and save the children. The most difficult part in this book was understanding the word brawl. I would like to know more about brick factories.
For my Chinese New Years break from CDNIS (Canadian International School of Hong Kong), I relaxed, played with friends, played tennis and went to Disney for a night. It was nice not to get up sooooo early each morning for school. One of the days, I went with my brother and some of his classmates to the movie, Yogi bear and we ate at Pizza Express. While I was with my family at Disney, we went on the Space Mountain ride with my family. It was very cool because it is pitch black when you go on it and there are a lot of quick turns. We also went on this ride called Tea Cup. After that we went to back to our Hotel to go swimming to cool off. Then we went to eat dinner at this Chinese restaurant. I had Pe-king duck. Finally, we went back to our room, watched some tv and fell asleep. For the remainder of the holiday, I basically played on the computer, watched television and played tennis.I thought I had a really fun chinese new year break. Gong Xi Fa Cai, the year of the rabbit!
In our grade there is a contest called the better blogging battle. The better blogging battle is a contest where our teacher gives us writing assignments to do on our blog and if you win you get a very good prize. I am very excited to be in this competition because I think it can improve my writing skills and it will encourage me to write more on my blog and learn more about my blog. I hope that I can win the contest and I will try my hardest to do all the tasks the teacher assigns me. In addition to this battle, I will be increasing the frequency of my reading, because reading and writing go together.
What a busy weekend I had. Friday and Saturday I went to birthday parties that were alot of fun and I played in a soccer tournament for my school on Sunday. It was great to be with friends during all these activities. Our soccer team won two games, tied one and lost one. The other team from our school that played at the same time lost one of the final games in penalty kicks. It was exciting to watch. We missed a couple, just barely, but the team played well. I also played some tennis on Sunday and learned some Chinese and read.
Today my class along with the rest of and the 5th grade went to visit a married couple there names were Sara Holbrook and Michael Salinger in the Library pit. Both are poets . Sara and Michael visit different countries teach Kids about poetry and how to write it. I think that they are very smart people because they write and speak very well in a way I can easily understand. Poems might not be my favorite as I find them difficult to write but I did enjoy learning more about them today.
My reading buddy and I see each other every Tuesday during period 7. She is younger in Prep and says she likes the color purple and I told her I like the color green. We are both very excited for Chinese New Year. Dia is going to india and I will be hanging out with my family in Hong Kong. Some things I have found out about my reading buddy besides the color she likes most are: she wants a “psp” for christmas, she likes to play with dogs and her favorite food is broccoli (not mine). Since she is my reading buddy I guess I should say something about reading…….
We both like to read, although I must admit one of my goals is to read more. Her favorite type of book has animals in them and mine are full of action.
Ok, so the Grade 5 performance was not so “Scary.” The audience clapped and sang along to some of the songs, especially the Earth Song. A big thanks to Mr. Shaw and the Grade 5 teachers for helping us make this performance possible. My Mom said she is going to take the bus more. Also instead of packing water bottles we will keep reusing a water bottle. Might not seem like alot but hopefully we are thinking in the right direction.
There is a really scary performance today January 12 , 2011. I only say its scary for two reasons: 1) to get you to read this blog and 2) some of the students are not as comfortable being up on stage as others, so it can be scary for them. My group 5D, will perform a drama that is really funny any we also have to perform 1 song that is called the Earth song by Michael Jackson. I hope it will go well for us as a class and grade. I am excited as my parents are coming to watch. Grade 5 is hoping that the audience understands how important waste management is and that each one of us can make a difference.
Happy Holidays 2010!!!!
For my winter break my Mom, brother and I flew to the United States of America on Delta Airlines to visit family and attend a tennis camp in Florida. For more info. on this camp here is the link imgacademies.com. We went to spend time with family and play tennis at a sleep away camp with some friends. One of my friends is going to a boarding school in England so I figured that this would be one of the last times I would be able to see him. When we got to Florida we immediately went to our hotel because we had been on a 16 hour flight. The next day we went to see our friend at the movie theatre, and saw the new Harry Potter movie. I thought that the movie was great and I can’t wait to see the second part of the movie coming out in June 2011. After we saw that movie we went to dinner at this really good Italian restaurant, I had the meat ravioli and it was the best I’ve ever eaten. We spent the next couple days relaxing and getting adjusted to the time zone before we started tennis camp. Then when we started camp, we met Nick Bolleteri! We were at the tennis camp for two weeks and a typical day’s schedule was from 8 to 11 was drilling training, 11 to 12 was fitness, 12 to 1, lunch and from 1 to 4 was match play, During the first weekend, my mom picked us up and we drove 4 and a half hours to our Aunt and Uncle’s house to celebrate Christmas with them. We had a great time.
During our stay at the tennis camp we made some good friends that we will keep in touch with. We hope to go back but we will have to see.
This week we had an assignment to read a book that was at least 100 pages long. The book I chose was Charlie and The Chocolate Factory , which was 189 pages long. The story is about a little boy, named Charlie. Charlie’s family was very poor, his Dad works at a toothpaste factory where he screws caps on toothpaste tubes all day long. You don’t get paid much working at a toothpaste factory. Everyday when Charlie goes to school he walks by a chocolate factory. This factory sells the best chocolate in the world and it is owned by Mr. Wonka . One day there was an exciting article in the news paper. It said that Mr. Wonka is going to give a special tour of his chocolate factory to the holders of the 5 Golden Tickets. Each of these tickets were hidden in five separate chocolate bars that could be purchased all around the world.
More to follow…………
In our class there is something called Photo of the day,it’s were our teacher pick’s some photos and we have to right about it.Today for photo of the day I wrote about south korean boats protecting there country from the north koreans.
When I look at this photo it makes me feel sad because if the north and south of korea started a war lot’s of people could die in korea. This photo also makes me feel good because I like the way south korea is protecting there country. This picture was at http://www.theglobeandmail.com/multimedia/camera-club/in-photos/best-from-the-past-24-hours/article1816573/
Today in our class we watched a video called “Wasted.” The video showed farmers burning plastic and wasting resources. There was a different group that was more eco friendly which was teaching the farmers how to be more eco freindly. The things they helped them with was to get a new fridge because it was causing them the most money also there garden was not looking pretty so the group helped them plant a brand new garden. At the end of the movie they said that they would pay them back for all the money that they saved using the eco friendly ways so they came back in three weeks and gave them back 5,000 dollars.
In this story I learned many different ways to save the envirorment.
This is a wordle that I made,you can make your own on this website.
In our class we are talking about what is perspective and what is the meaning of the word.
Perspective means a your point of view.Just say you saw two cars crash. It is your perspective on what happened in front of you. There is a word called the Third person,third person means the guy that was standing next to you when the accident occurred.An example of perspective is when you get into a fight with someone you both have a perspective on what happened.this is a picture of perspective.
On Wednesday November 10th our grade went to a class where went to learn about how to be a good cyber citizen and how to take care of cyber bullying.
When we went there we sat down and she started to speak about cyber bullying and how it can effect you. The first task she asked us to do was to write a few things about how to be a good digital citizen. The things that our group wrote about was to be a good cyber citizen is to never ever bully other kids and do not send junk mail to people.
After that task we had to tell our answers to her.After that she gave us homework to do which was a digital footprint a digital foot print is when you post something on the internet and that is part of your digital footprint .
The next day when we went back we handed in our digital footprint . Then we learned about this teenage girl called stacey that got cyber bullied because she commented on some girls boyfriend blog and the girl got really upset. So she brought her friend into the problem and then stacey started to get cyber bullied and stacey got upset and she lost a lot of her friends because of this.After we watched this we finished and said thank you and left.
I thought that I learned a lot.I also had a lot of fun.
Our class just started a new unit of inquiry which is about garbage waste management. Our new unit is about how we can try to stop polluting the earth and how we can solve this problem with solutions.
The things I already know about garbage are the 3r’s: reduce, reuse and recycle. I also know that garbage is a big problem because a lot of people just don’t care if they throw away something that can be recycled. Once you throw the garbage away it goes to a dump and gets burned or put in a land fill. The concern with burning garbage that is plastic it gives off toxic fumes and causes global warming to occur. Global warming is when too much carbon dioxide gets in the air and makes holes in the ozone layer. Too much global warming will make the Artic melt.
The things that I think are going to happen in this unit are we are going to do and think about lots of things that help the earth such as recycle and try to not waste anything such as plastic bags. We will also learn more about garbage waste management.
I am excited about this unit because we get to learn about a problem that the whole world needs to solve. I am also excited because myself and other students can learn about all the things we can do to solve solid waste management.
On Monday , November 1st, our class went on our first field trip which was to Art JamaLama. Art JamaLama is a place where you do portraits of yourself in a unique way. When we went there we had to leave our bags, socks and shoes outside because the paint is permanent and if you get the paint on your shoes and socks It will never come off. Once we dropped our stuff outside we went inside and the instructor showed us to the colors and how to make a painting. Then we went to our blank canvas and the fun began. First, we needed to decide our background color, and I picked light green. Second, we starting making our portrait. Third, once we finished our portraits we had to clean our hands and organize our stations. Fourth, we went outside and put on our socks and shoes and start eating your lunch. Finally, after we all ate lunch we got on our bus we went back to our school.
I enjoyed Art JamaLama because we got to paint and be messy while trying at the same time to be creative and make a portrait of ourselves.
On my October break I played tennis almost everyday. In addition to tennis, I went to Ocean Park, watched television and played with friends. The highlight of my october break was going to Ocean Park with my chinese tutor and my brother. The reason we went with our Chinese tutor was we were going to try and have the experience in Chinese. We tried speaking with her in Chinese while we were there. When we went to Ocean park we played lot’s and lot’s of games. We also went on many rides like the Pirate Boat and the space wheel. After the rides we ate at McDonald’s, not my Mom’s favorite place for us to eat :).
As I mentioned I played alot of tennis. I have been playing in some tournaments. The tournament during break was especially fun because it was doubles vs. singles, so I had a partner who I am also friends with. We lost 8 to 4, but I felt it was a good tennis match.
Otherwise I played with friends and relaxed by watching television. I enjoy school breaks because you do not have to worry about school work.
Did you know that there are over 4200 people are dying every week because they do not have clean water. That is why you should go to http://blogactionday.change.org/. When ever you drink water do you ever think about the people that do not have any water. Think about if you ever waste water. The way you can preserve water is not taking long showers. When you brush your teeth you have to turn off the water when you brush your teeth
This week we started a new unit. We are studying matter and material in this unit of inquiry. I am going to tell you what I already know about the unit, what I don’t know and how I feel about the unit.
The things I already know are that matter is everything. I also know the states of matter are gas, liquid, solid and plasma.I also know that matter can not be destroyed. An example of why matter not being destroyed is after you burn wood there is still ash.
The things I do not know are what properties or particles are.
So far in this unit I feel happy because I am getting to learn chemistry learn and new things. Overall I have a feeling that this is going to be a good unit.
This is a Couplet poem that I made :
In the night,
The moon is bright.
For our Unit of Inquiry, we created presentations using PREZI.
Every DJ invented a communication technology of the future.
Click HERE to see my PREZI
I like macoroni and cheese
I’ve been to camboutia
I am a grade five student
I like to play tennis
My favorite color is green