What a trip!!! During the trip we did a bunch of great activities, including we kayaking, hiking, Chinese cooking, rock climbing, and many more. Out all of these activities rock-climbing is certainly my highlight. Although I have spent a lot of time climbing on fake rock climbing walls this was the first time that I climbed on a real mountain. Climbing on a real mountain was amazing because there were so many grips and holds compared to the fake rock climbing walls. Also, there was just a more natural and outdoorsy feeling because of the environment of being in the middle of a mountains region without much civilisation.
In mandarin class we had to write a speech about the trip, here it is:
在杨朔我做了很多的活动。但是有两个活动最难忘的。那些活动有攀岩和洞穴探险。 我很喜欢攀岩那是我第一次在一个真的山上攀岩，这个山很陡也很高。虽然攀岩是辛苦的 但是风景最漂亮 。此外因为我们在一座山攀岩上所以 我们可以找到自己的登脚点和路径。我也爱洞穴探险因为我们允许在泥水里玩并把泥巴扔在我们的朋友身上。 我们不但去攀岩而且我们去洞穴探险.洞穴探险也是好玩的在 洞穴里我们也攀登，避开很多的岩石，墙壁，水和其他障碍。我们也学到了很多的洞穴是如何形成的.当我们在山洞里，有一只蝙蝠落在我的肩膀上，咬我的耳朵. 我的一个朋友叫jameson。他也去洞穴探险了但是他现在还在山洞， 因为一个大大的岩石掉下来砸在他头上所以他被困住了。他又没有食物而且他也很饿.除了 jameson以外，evan也被困住了，
Which roughly translates back into English as:
In Yang Shuo I do a lot of activities. But there are two activities most memorable. Those activities have rock climbing and spelunking. I like climbing that was my first time in a real mountain climbing, the mountain is very steep too high. While climbing is hard, but the most beautiful scenery. Also because we have so we can find their registration point and the path on foot of a mountain climbing. I love spelunking because we allowed to play in the mud and the mud thrown at him our friend. Not only do we go rock climbing and we went spelunking. Cave explorers also fun climbing in the cave we have to avoid a lot of rocks, walls, water, and other obstacles. We also learned a lot of caves are formed. When we in the cave, there is a bat landed on my shoulder, biting my ear and I called a friend of Jameson. He also went spelunking but he is still in the cave, because a big rock fell to bash his head so he was trapped. He has no food and he was hungry. Except Jameson, evan have been trapped,
What a trip! . During the trip we did a bunch of activities we kayaked, hiked, shot archery, climbed, cooked Thai food and plenty of other activies.
If I had to describe my self during the trip with two learneer profiles then I would have ben reflective and a risk-taker. I think that I was reflective because everyday before lgihts out I wrote a reflection on the activitirs of the day. I think that I was a risk-taker because I was the firest person in my group who tried to start communicating with the kids that we played with.
One challenge I had during the trip was trying to communicate and play with the kids. I solved this by slowly starting out with basic games that the kids know like duck duck goose and them moved on to more complicated games like checkers, checker was realy fun playing because they played on a reguler checker oard but instead of using chips we used stones. The kids actually had realy good memory because even at the end of the game when all of our stonese were in different parts of the board they could still remember who’s’ rocks where who’s’.
I think this trip helped me grow in a way because that was a whole week with looking at any digital screens It was actually really fun not using computers, but it was weird because I usually spend half the day looking at screens and that was a whole week with out looking at any screens. I think I grew because now since I am back in Hong Knong I don’t think i will be using my computer as much any more.
I do not agree with the jury’s decision because I think we the prosecution clearly proved multiple pints of KMT untrue therefore discrediting the whole theory. My job was a lawyer for the prosecution side. I think that I fulfilled my responsibly as a lawyer because I helped organize our arguements and write the opening speech. No, I would not volunteer for another role because I think lawyer was the only job that you could talk and act about what you thought. I didn’t learn anything ne about KMT. I think I improved as a scientist during the investigation but not the trials. I think this because during the investigation I did about experiments making me much better at following and documenting the proper experiment.
I think our firs experiment of witnesses did not real support our case because there main point was to prove that the die from their M&M did not mix with the water but in the end it did so there argument ended up supporting the opposite team.
Where would you fall on the stress and learning graph? Why?
Around 3 because for most of the unit I would have en at around 2 because I was concerned and I did feel less stress then all of the other units but a week or so before the test I got really stressed because I realized that I had forgotten a lot of things about the relationship between fractions and decimals. So having the two and the four would average my stress level to around four.
What was challenging about this unit? What was easy?
The most chalenging part for m was to learn how to properly divide decimals by making the divivdent a whole number.
The most easy part I think was the fractions because we had learned them before.
How was your effort in class and at home reflected in assessment results?
I think that in the first half of the unit I did not take it seriously as I should have because later in the unit I realized that I did not know most of what I shoukld have known.
What activities did you like in this unit?
My favorite activity was learning about pi because we briefly learned a little about pi in grade five which left me with a lot of questions that I answered in this unit.
Watch this space for my Hong Kong Heritage documentary about St. Andrews Anglican Church. You can watch the movie in progress at my website.
Here is my finished video;
7B St. Andrews Anglican Church from Vincent Allen on Vimeo.
To answer the questions that I talked about below I used 3 main sources that our school suggested the sources were;
Britannica Online School Edition
- Discover Hong Kong
Because my group has 3 members we decided we would each research from one source and then put all of our findings together on our google docs. I wen to News bank which is a sight were users can access every current and past newspapers from all countries I learned that in 2010 the secretary of the Anglican church ordered that the The secretary of Anglican church started to discuss plans to tear down parts of a landmark stone wall. During the development of a new church in Tsim Tsa Tsui.
Sheng Kung Hui disagreed with the Idea and created a petition against the church.
As part of inquiring and analyzing my group have came up with some questions. The questions below are the questions that I think I will need to research during this investigation. These may not necessarily be the questions that I answer because I have found that in the middle of investigations my questions have changed because once I learn more about my topic the areas that I think are important change.
I have learned that habit are very common and that people don’t just have all bad or good habits. Now I get how people can have good habits like studying a lot but then a bad habit of not doing enough sports. After thinking a lot about my habits are I have found that some habits that are good create bad habits. For example someone who excersizing a lot may not necessarily have a lot of time to study. In conclusion habits are really important to think about.
The best thing about this unit is that I have never actually learned this much about Math in a unit. For example making patterns in graphs, input output tables and how to write equations with inputs and outputs. Learning about inputs and outputs can really help us in life because in every single assessment we had where real life questions that we will need to answer in our life. I still want to learn more about solving inputs and outputs that have exponents because I could not answer a few of those type of questions on the final assessment.
Here is an example of a task from the unit