My Chinese Year End Review

This year was a fun, hard, challenging, and cooperative year of Chinese Learning. Some units and times were quite hard although as a class and as individual students. We had a total of four units. Our first Unit was HWEO(我们如何表达自己)  ( How We Express Ourselves). In this unit, we had a workbook called “ Internet Friend”. As you can see from the time this was a book that was related to a boy who had the internet as her friend. Which sort of maybe relating to internet addiction. Anyway, we also did this exercise, which was “ My 1-10”, in Chinese -我得一到十. We had to write ten things about us related to the number said. Meaning that If I was on number 2, I would have to write something about me that involves the number two. Like if I had two dogs that is what I would write there. It was like describing what our personality was. That was basically what we learned.

 

In our next Unit, which was HWOO(我们如何组织自己) ( How We Organise Ourselves). In this Unit, we learned about how we can help one and other, including the community. The study book that we had in this period of time was “ I want Buns”. This story was about a boy who wanted to have buns, which you can relate to the title. As I said this story was very related to the community and to of course the Central Idea. In this unit, we had a field trip that taught us a lot about Chinese history.

 

Our third Unit was WWA (我们是谁) (Who We Are). In this unit, we had a workbook called “the shy boy”. This unit was also a lot of responsibility. The book was about a new Zealand boy that went to China. In China, he met a girl, the way they greeted each other was with touching noses. The boy started to like the girl, so he started taking lessons to learn Chinese so he could communicate with each other. This book was interesting and of course, there were other details that I can not remember.

 

In our last Unit, which was STP (Sharing the planet). We learned in this Unit all about human rights. This Unit was one of my favorites because learning all about the issues or abuses going on in the world nowadays. Some of these things had shocked me, although I have been learning about this much before and was very inquired into this certain topic. Anyway, it was nice getting to learn different issues, and especially in a different language. It was a little bit harder to understand the details, but that was fine. It is good to have challenging stuff once in a while.

 

These were all the units that we had this year. During these years of learning, I feel that I had to increase my level of diligence. Meaning at the begin of the year I would have always almost never have done my homework but when I think of myself now I always try to finish all my Chinese homework on time, based on no circumstances. I always feel guilty if I don’t hand in my homework on time. Anyway, during the couple of Chinese lessons that we had throughout this year, I felt that when I learned new things at first I was quite nervous If I had not understood what was shown or said. But then that actually helped me want it more and more practice at home, and study more. When I knew something most of the time I would just leave it and end up forgetting it, which was not very smart. But what I have learned is that just because you know something doesn’t mean it will be stuck with you forever and ever, you need to always practice no matter what. There are actually other reasons why sometimes I may not practice, and one of them is when I come from school in a bad mood due to friend issues. This can affect my learning in different ways such as, does not allow me to think, make me want to be off task and gets me way more frustrated easter. Although now I try my best to leave that aside. How I make myself practice is by, first having one assessment done, that does not have a high score, so I know how it feels adn really don’t want to have to experience this again. On the other had exceeding one and assessment puts me in a position where I just do not want to stop practicing. Anyway, I feel that my learning through the year was meeting the standards that were expected to be met. Thanks for all the support from my Chinese teacher and how she is always helping me improve. When I have encouragement, My way of learning is very different.

 

The attitudes and attributes that I feel I bring to my Chinese based learning are:

I think I shows some confidence towards my learning, as well as quite some curiosity and commitment. I also feel that I bring, independence and integrity. The better I do the better I feel. I feel this year was a great Chinese Year, even though there were some up and downs. Although no ones perfect.

 

One way that I feel I can improve my chinese is by practicing and practicing and more practicing. Even if I have to force myself. I will have to take initiative to doing this, because I would not really choose to do this over drawing or etc… What I could do that will help my chinese is that, instead of just getting something doing to that throwing it away, I can review it over and over again making sure I won’t forget. For an example, I could reveal mini stories or even write my own:

 

Here is an example of an Mini Story:

 

美国大学生Hank足球踢得很棒。他常常代表学校去不同的地方参加比赛。上星期六,Hank 带着心爱的足球去上海参加一个国际学校的足球比赛。下了飞机以后,他想坐机场快线去酒店,可是他的运动包不见了。

Hank 十分着急。他想问队友有没有看见他的运动包,可是队友们都走了。Hank想找警察,所以他打电话给警察局。他打了911,可是打不通。Hank觉得既伤心又难过。

有一个中国女孩走过来,他以为Hank 的电话没电了,所以女孩友好地问:“你需要帮忙吗?” Hank 着急的问:“请问你知道警察局的电话号码吗?是不是911?”女孩说:“不是,你打错了!在上海找警察,你要打110.”

十分钟以后,警察来了。警察带Hank去找运动包。他们一起先去机场里面找,然后在机场附近找了三十分钟。最后, 他们在机场外面的一个垃圾桶旁边找到了Hank的运动包。虽然Hank 浪费很多时间找运动包,但是他还是很高兴,因为这是他第一次坐警车。

 

我的一倒十 (My One to Ten)

我的一到十

 

我的名字是Aline,我有一个很可爱的狗。

 

我有两个电脑。一个电脑在学校,一个在家里。我很喜欢用电脑做工作。

 

我的妈妈和爸爸有三个孩子:我,弟弟,和妹妹。我们都喜欢狗。

 

我有一个妹妹。今年她是四岁。

 

我的家里有五口人:爸爸,妈妈,妹妹,弟弟,和我。我们都很喜欢吃瑞士的东西。

 

我有六副耳环,他们都很美丽。

 

我有七件连衣裙,他们都有不一样的颜色。

 

我的弟弟今年八岁,他很高兴。

 

我家里有九只铅笔,他们都有一个不一样的颜色。

 

我今年在五年级,我今年是十岁。

This Piece of Chinese writing was an exercise that everyone had to do.

 

Florence Griffith Joyner

Florence Griffith Joyner:

 

Florence Griffith Joyner was born in Los Angeles, California, December 21, 1959. In the 1984 Olympics, Joyner won a second place medal (Silver medal) in a 200-meter run. She then married an athlete Al Joyner. He was the brother of a very  Famous athlete, Jackie Joyner- Kersee. In the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul, South Korea, Joyner brought back four medals. Three were gold and one was silver. Her coach was Bob Kersee. After the summer Olympics in Seoul, she and her couch started to come under media speculation. Meaning that people were guessing and assuming stuff about her that may or may not have been true. When they came under media speculation, more and more rumors started to spread about Joyner taking drugs that helped her to improve her times and to enhance her performance. In her early life, Olympian Florence Joyner, many people were calling her “Flo Jo,” as a nickname. Technically now known as Flo Jo.

 

Florence delorez Griffith was born on December 21, 1959, in Los Angeles, California, and went on to be a very fast and competitive runner. She was one of the fastest and most competitive runners in the 1980’s. Joyner started to support her running career at a very young age. At age 7 she began running, and her speed while running appeared. At age 14, she won the Jesse Owens national youth Games (a type of games). She then later stated competing for Jordan high school, where she was treated as the anchor on the relay team. Of Course, later on, she went to race at a college level, with was pretty high already. After attending California state university at Northridge, she transferred to a different university, which then was the University of California Los Angeles. At this certain university, she quickly earned a reputation as a track star. Later on, she became a champion, an NCAA champion, in 1982 with a victory in the 200-meter event.

 

She was an Olympic medalist an had six-inch fingernails. Anyway, she then had her husband to serve her as a coach dropping Bob Kersee. She took a break from competing, however, in the 1984 Olympics she had decided to re-enter racing. She again began trains with Bob Kersee, the husband of Jackie Joyner-Kersee.  Joyner’s very hard work paid off at the summer Olympics. The summer Olympics was held in Seoul(again), South Korea. She took home four medals if I am not mistaken. In the 4 by 100-meter race and in the 100- and 200 meter runs, she brought home three gold medals. And in the 4-by-400 meter relay, she brought home a silver medal. Joyner died unexpectedly of an epileptic seizure (heart seizure) on September 21, 1998, in her home. Her home was in Mission Viejo, California. They say that she had suffered a seizure during an aeroplane flight from California to St. Louis. She was being taken care of in the hospital, for quite a long time, her family then requested not to have any details released. Unfortunately, she died at the age of 38 years old, but as help up by her husband and daughter. After thirty years, Florence Griffith Joyner still holds the world records, with incredible times. Her life was as fast as her run, although she still lived life to the fullest.

 

My research links:

https://www.biography.com/people/florence-joyner-9542053

https://www.independent.co.uk/sport/athletics-flo-jos-flamboyant-life-and-times-1199911.html

What Attitudes and Contributions I should bring to the class

Hi Friends,

 

Recently I have just heard that something had happened to our teacher, so in the meantime, we have been having some substitute teachers. Til this week they have always been changing, so it was harder for us to learn. Each teacher had their own way of doing and teaching things in class, so we could not really get used to one way. Anyway, right now we have a teacher in our class that used to teach grade 4. He is really nice and helps us a lot like Ms. Uhlir did. He will be our teacher till Ms. Uhlir (Our real teacher) comes back. Oh, and his name is Mr. Adams. Moving on, since he had come into our classroom, he had started it as a new school year. Not meaning that we learned all the things that we learned at the beginning of the school year, but, meaning that he helped organize the class, and moved our seats based on who was friends with whom and who would get distracted more….. But he also told us to write down 5 things that we would try to bring to the class. And that brings us to what this blog post is meant to be about. We had to write attitudes, attributes, skills and so on. Below are the five things that I will share will you based on what I will try to bring to the class and what an effect it might be if everybody did this. Below are the five things that are the most important things that a class should try to have:

 

Creativity:

Creativity is very important. Not just to help the class but for your personal life. This is so because creativity brings your mind to a whole new world. It changes the way you think that can help you later on in the future. The way you do things from the way you think do the different subjects, all are different compared to someone with no creativity. For an example, someone who doesn’t have creativity would not be able to think out of the blue, which might make them single-minded. Meaning they would only think in one way. On the other hand, someone who is creative would always think of new ideas. Creativity also comes in when you are at home. For an example, with creativity, you would not get bored. You would be able to find out a way to keep you busy instead of having stuff done, bought, made,…for you. Meaning you would every time your parents are not entertaining you-you would have to have a playdate. Make your parents buy or tell you what to do. With creativity, you would find out a way to entertain yourself from scratch. Although, once in a while is good to have a playdate because it helps you learn how to socially and physically interact with other people ( though not in a mean or hurtful way). Anyway, having a class that haves creativity is a good thing. It also shows that they are smart, intelligent, and can look at something from different ways. Meaning they would have different perspectives on one thing.

 

Tolerance:

Tolerance is something that everybody should have to one and other. As a class, we should be able to tolerate other opinions, ideas, thoughts, perspectives, likes/dislikes and so on. Being tolerant of other people is important because, when you are nice to someone they will be nice to you but also because being tolerant of someone shows respect. Everybody has a different way of thinking. It is not like everybody in the world are like twins and may think the same. We all have unique but different ways of seeing, doing, writing, drawing, remembering and so on. If everybody was the same it would just be boring. Anyway, being tolerant is not just to the people that you have known for so long, also to the people that you might have just met. You should be tolerant to your teacher, people that you have just met, friends and more. You can’t expect people to agree or do everything that you do.

 

Commitment:

Commitment is important. It, of course, helps you as a personal learner and as a 5A student. I think that commitment is very important because without a commitment to anything you would just have given up in the first moment. You might have at the beginning said that you love this, but then after two weeks or an amount of time you just give up and basically quit. In my opinion, commitment means that you do not drag things and end up not even finishing it in the end. For an example: if I said that I would finish my work by tomorrow and said that I would do it the day after tomorrow, but still did not finish it. That is not having commitment. Also, it is important for a class to have a commitment, it benefits a lot because if everybody has a commitment to fishing stuff, the class will be able to get a lot of stuff done which will help their learning a lot. You can see that commitment is something very important.

 

Cooperation:

Cooperation basically summarizes everything up. To have a commitment as a class you need to have cooperation so it can actually happen. It is the same for having tolerance and creativity in a class. Everybody has to work together to make things happen in a class. If only one person tries to bring commitment, creativity, and tolerance to a class, it won’t make much of an effect. Having cooperation as a class is something that is very important. Nothing really can get done if there is no cooperation in a class, it will be hard for the teacher to even teach if some people keep on distracting others, or are talking or doing stuff during learning time. Although, on the other hand, if nobody really cares about having a class that cooperates then, it is technically for their own benefit. Because if nobody cooperates with one and other, probably the teacher can’t really teach and would just not care anymore. Teachers have already done their studies and kids in school haven’t so, in the end, they are harming their self in a way. Actually, cooperation comes in in different areas too. During work people have to cooperate otherwise nothing would get done. In anything that includes more than one person, cooperation would then need to be involved.

 

Good listeners:

Good listeners are very important in a class community. First of all, because good listeners would always know what to do when the teacher dismiss them. This is also beneficial for the teachers because then they would not have to repeat it like one hundred times to the students that did not listen. Second, when students are good listeners it actually may help them understand much more. For an example, if the teacher was talking about math and was explaining something new, the students should listen. Although let’s say that I knew everything that my teacher was talking about, I would not just ignore the teacher the whole time. Instead, I would try to listen so in case he or she said something I would be able to hear it. Even if you know something it is still good to listen. maybe something that the teacher says is something that you may not know. Anyway, moving on to the last reason why you should be a good listener. Listening to what your teacher says is important to one important reason. Well, actually being a good listener may set an example for somebody that doesn’t listen to anything. What I mean is that maybe one of the good students were listening to what the teacher was saying, and then somebody who was getting distracted by other things may actually realize that getting distracted by something that is relevant is not smart, so may get influenced by people who are listening and start to listen. Being a good listener is important, it can actually change the way that other people think of you. It gets really annoying when someone has to repeat something over and over again.

 

Okay, so these were the five things that are the most important to me that a class should have.

 

Thanks for reading this!

 

BYE!

 

Artist In Residence Project reflection

 

Dear readers,

During our unit, we have done many projects, although one of our projects was to create a wearable piece of art that should raise awareness on your topic. We had to be creative and had to think bold and big so our design could have an actual meaning. We were put into groups of five and as a group, we had to work cooperative an officiant. We got to choose our groups so we had to decide on our on what would be a good choice and what wouldn’t. While making out the design we have to also show what skills we have that we could use to contribute to the group. We individually had to take part in doing our role. It was quiet and experience. Down below I will explain that details.  

 

Empathy paragraphs

Our groups topic is NUTRITION.

During the adolescence period -(puberty) our ways of eating change. This happens due to the hormonal changes that are happening in our body. Our ways of eating change due to different reasons. One of the reasons to why you might get more addicted to types of junk food is because, when you are stressed you tend to want snacks. Although the type of food that you eat is normally junk or unhealthy food. You can’t really think about what you are eating when you are stressed. And when you are eating unhealthy snacks, you are not moving so you would eventually get fat.

All of this is what causes some teenagers to eat unhealthy during there stage of puberty. They eat a lot of bad food most of the time due to their hormonal changes. The types of unhealthy foods that tend to be: fizzy drinks, crisps, cakes, chocolates, donuts, ………ETC. Mostly the foods that they eat contain a lot of sugar and some contain starch. These two types of things that unhealthy foods normally contain are not healthy. Although once in awhile you can have them. When you eat these types of food they not only make you fat and all, but they also do other things to your body. Taking in these types of bad food affect your energy level ( meaning that you most of the time have low energy), you tend to get moody, you think that you have a negative body image, and last you tend not to be concentrated because you want to keep on getting snacks. All of this ends up being caused by your hormonal changes. But not only that, chemicals in the air such as pollution and chemicals in the foods such as farm-raised fish, antibiotic fed food can cause Hormonal imbalance.

On the other hand, some teenagers manage to control what they eat. This is so because maybe they are not as stressed, or they just are very conscious of what they take in. When teenagers are like this they tend to eat healthy foods. The foods that they eat normally contain: starch, proteins, vegetables, minerals, and grains. Eating foods that contain these items are healthy. Although you cannot just eat one at a time, and you need to balance your meals out. Meaning that on your plate you should have a bit of everything such as the items I mentioned before. But not only eating these foods are healthy, but they also they help in other things too. Healthy food can increase your energy level, it can help you have a positive body image, you would probably tend to get fewer mood swings because you are not that moody/tired, and you would be more concentrated ( for some people ) because you would not just be getting snacks every minute due to the fact that you had a healthy meal which keeps your stomach full till the next meal. If people during the adolescent period keep on doing this, they would be more nutritious. Having balanced meals and staying nutritious not only help you be healthy but also means that you won’t have hormonal imbalances. You will be a healthy teenager. Although you have to watch out for what foods you take in because they might have been feed or grown in a way where they have been fed antibiotics.

 

Definition Paragraphs

Our project is supposed to represent Nutrition. But also to be mindful of what you take in because some foods are unhealthy and some are healthy. And whatever types of food you eat affect you in a good or a bad way. Both of them end up affecting you. Having good nutrition helps you have a higher energy level. And having bad nutrition makes you have a lower energy level. Good health and bad health can both affect you in more ways than just this.

When we make our project/wearable art piece, our project is planning to look like this: it will have one red side and one green side. The green side will represent good and healthy foods and the red side will represent unhealthy foods and not nutritious foods. We will be trying to make our project look visible so people can understand what the meaning of this creation was in the first place. We are also trying to work out how we can make our design look unique, bold, and creative.

People should take action to support the well – being in this particular area because not having nutrition or not eating healthy can affect you in different ways. It can cause you to have low energy, negative body image, not concentrated, negative body image……… Although not eating healthy can cause you to have much more than just this. It can cause you to have different types of disease. These are Coronary Heart Disease, High blood pressure, type two diabetes, cancer, and obesity. Coronary heart disease is caused by, if you eat too much animal fat especially saturated fat, you could end up getting Coronary heart disease because narrowing of the blood that block vessels that carry oxygen and blood to the heart. High blood pressure is caused when the strain is being placed in the heart to allow blood throughout the body to pump. Foods that are high in sodium, saturated fat, and lack of hydration can also cause you to have High Blood Pressure. Type two diabetes is often caused by certain diets that are too high in sugars and calories. But also because the blood has too much glucose so the body can not process it. This is what causes Number 2 diabetes. Cancer is often caused by having poor nutrition that then causes the immune system to get weaker. A poor diet, such as not having vitamins and nutrients can stop their body from fighting off cancer and can put it at risk. This is what cancer causes Obesity is caused by having poor diets and people eating too much-saturated fats and sugars which lead up to amounts of diseases which include heart problems and diabetes. All of this is what can be caused form when people do not have a healthy diet or they are not nutritious.

If you are nutritious and are eating healthy none of this will happen to you and instead, you will have a healthy body and will not have or put yourself towards any of these diseases. Also being nutritious means that you will be healthy, concentrated and not distracted by eating junk food, less moody, ………..ETC. Also, that means that you won’t have hormonal imbalances. Due to all of these reasons, this is why you should be nutritious and have healthy meals every single day.

 

Description of project

 

After these four sessions, we have created an amazing dress. The paragraph before explained what is good food and what is bad food. It also explained why you should be more nutritious. All of this is related to your adolescence period. We are making this wearable art piece so we can raise awareness to why people should eat healthily, and if not what will happen to them. All of this was explained before. Below I will explain how our dress looks, and how we made it.

At first, we had the idea of creating a  dress which would be half green and half red, to represent good food and bad food.Later on, our teacher told us that this wearable art should not just e and ordinary dress it should y something that is bolder than life! After she told us that we weren’t really sure about what to do, so we were basically just stuck. But sooner or later we started to brainstorm loads of ideas. Although they were still not that good. When we were at the second last session, Ms. T (our art teacher) was there with us. She gave us an amazing idea. That idea was to, make the bottom of our creation out of magazine pictures that we pulled from magazine books. We had to pull out pictures that were connected to nutrition or pictures that were interesting. We found a lot of interesting pictures but not too much of nutrition pictures because, the magazines were mostly about boring stuff, such as golf, fashion, watches,…etc. In the golf magazine, we basically could not find anything that was related to nutrition, so we just pulled out a bunch of pictures with nice sceneries. After we did all the picking out stuff, we started to tape the magazine together with a tape roll that was neutral colored. We added bits and bobs of tape everywhere to make look symmetrical and nice. Sooner or later we lifted our magazine creation on the floor to see it all the papers were stuck together. We were pretty happy because many of the paper were stuck together and only a few fell off, we did not bother to put the papers that fell off back on again due to the fact that, number one the papers that fell off were the bellow some of the other papers so it would not have been visible, secondly because if we had added too many papers it would have become too heavy and might have flipped, and lastly thirdly due to that fact that we didn’t have that much time left so we just decided to move on. After we finished that, we added something on the front. That meaning that if we put that magazines raped all the way around that fake model’s body, it would have been too hard to take it off and put it on that real model. So instead we added a green piece from a shower curtain in front. It actually ended up looking really very nice. Later on, we started to add extra details, such as bubble wrapped flowers ( that we made), some pieces of food that we found form places, some more tape, and exetra…. That was technically how our dress looked for now. I am saying this like this because one of our designing classes were canceled so we were ‘ ent fully done before I did this blog post.

Groups cooperation

Anise, Lauren, James, Ethan, and me were in a group altogether, it was a pretty good group.As a group, I think that we were working pretty efficiently. We all had a role that we planned out. Anise and I had the role of sowing the parts of the creation that needed it. Anise was a little better than me due to that fact that she had practice before, meaning that she probably took lessons. Anyway moving on, Lauren’s role was to sketch out that design, technically meaning that she gave us ideas on what to do so basically she was the idiator, although everybody also gave some ideas. Ethan’s role helped us with helping to put parts and pieces on to the dress, and he would help us with making props and stuff like that. Lastly, James, he was technically that guy who was creating all kinds of creations that were made out of reusable materials. He was really creative in that, in some parts he used pieces that were used like to make electronic items, such as robots and …. In our groWell at the end we all ended up doing more than just our roles, we just sort of started to switch roles and just spread out. We did this because we are not just good and one thing, all of us may have more than just one strength or weakness. Towards the end, we started to work more efficiently due to the amount of time we had left. That meaning that we wanted to make sure that we had enough time to finish our creation on time. I think that we worked pretty well. Although to every good thing there is a bad thing. What I am saying is that we did have a couple of struggles/things that we need to improve on. Sometimes some of us got a little distracted and lost concentration. Occasionally one of us may just waste our time and not be constructive, or irregularly start distracting another team meat. Our last area for improvement was, sometimes we would argue on our group’s creation design. Some of us would say and think that looks ugly, while others may think that it looks beautiful. All of us thought differently so it was hard for us to decide what to do. We actually ended up combining all the ideas into one creation, which worked out pretty well. These were the main parts that we should try to improve individually or as a group. Even if our group may have some things that are not as good as others, I still think that we did a pretty good job!

 

Our Asbury Adventure!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

   Hello readers,

Last Friday we went to the Asbury Methodist Social Service Center (AMSSC). We could experience how some people in Hong Kong have to live nowadays. We also got to see what Asbury centre provides for these people and how it tries to reduce the number of people living in poverty. This experience really affects on how one thinks in life.

Before this experience I knew a bit about the topic. I knew about the problem of low income housing and why some people live in poverty. Some cannot afford to buy resources of to stay in a well payed area, meaning live in a house / apartment / flat that is high quality and that is strongly build. They also should have a job that pays them well. This is what I knew before the experience.

The mission of the Asbury center is to help people in need. More clearly it provide resources for people who have lived in poverty in Hong Kong. They provide them with things that are the most needful such as; WATER , FOOD , SHELTER. They help people to have a sustainable life. They also provide them with toilet paper, fruit, vegetables, and etc…

Also many times, the Asbury center supports people’s lives and living’s, by donating products, such as food, water, vegetables, fruits, clothing, shelter, and etc… They also donate money to some of the people that can not afford to pay the rent of their sub divided flat or their flat. Sometimes they pay for some of the furniture that the poor people can not afford. The Asbury center is a very supportive charity due to the fact that it helps people in need.

The sub divided flats have a high cost / price, up to 4,500 dollars for just a month!. To get a subdivided flat you sometimes have to wait for a year or above. When you think about the price of these sub divided flats and the number of years you have to wait, you can see that it is just a waste. That basically meaning that you pay such a high price and wait for such a long time, when at the end you do not get a high quality flat, or even a flat. Most of these flats are not safe, healthy, and convenient.

During our experience we could see many things. For an example we met a lady with two children and a husband. She lived in a subdivided flat. Her husband was a worker, so she said that he came home late every night and that her children would not go to sleep until they could see their father. She slept with her children on one bed and their father slept on the top of the bunk. They had a washing machine, a fridge, a pan, a gas tank, a tiny shower and toilet, etc…  Their shower was right on top of the toilet, so they made the toilet seat wet every time they took a shower. The flat was very tiny. The mother said that she did not have too much time to herself due to the fact that she was almost the whole time she was with her kids. Every day she would cook their meals. Although she said that if she cooked their meals and later went out, by the time she got back, all of the food was eaten by rats / mice. While she cooked, her children went downstairs to play, after school. They had to walk for fifteen minutes to get to their school. Walking this long could make littles kids pretty tired! Although she said that she liked living here due to the fact there was almost everything. Meaning that there was a market down stairs and other shops with supplies. She said she likes living here and is okay with the habitat. Oh and, upstairs there is a wide space in the ruff for everyone to hang their clothes of other things to dry.

 

What we bought for this family:

  • Vegetables
  • Fruit
  • Toilet paper

 

Getting to see how some people were living now adsy was a real adventure. This is so because, I have never got the chance to see what some people might be doing for a living or how some people are living. Also getting to see the limited amount of supplies they get and the limited amount of space. This taught me that, not everybody lives as pleasant as me and has the same opportunities. Also not everybody has not that many circumstances. Last that they might not be treated as they should be. This was a really fun experience.

 

   

Pok Fu Lam Village Experience

Pok fulam village experience

 

We went to pok, fu, lam village on october 24th. There we saw a wide range of things. We also saw the lifestyle of people that live over there. We saw how they kept them self sustainable with food, water, shelter, and much more. We could see things that we have not seen before.

 

The things that we have seen were:

 

  • The Dragon museum (on the roadside)
  • The market stalls
  • Restaurants
  • The dairy farm (covered in green netting)
  • The Bo Gong Shrine
  • The Hay Silo
  • Some wall graffiti
  •  The Li (lee) Ling Pagoda
  • The Silver Dragon head spouting water (at the top of the village) : really creative 
  • The Cartoon exit sign
  • The cultivated crops
  • The metal mailboxes
  • The House numbering method……..

 

 

We have experienced many things, and have seen the lifestyle of many people. We also saw the circumstances that some people had to live in. Although we saw what kinds of opportunities that the people there got from the circumstances. For an example, they have poor education but that means that they don’t have to be out all day and instead they can take care of their health and of their house/home. Many people that live there do not have all rights and many opportunities as us. Last their housing was not that robust so it would probably be destroyed in a typhoon or be something attracted to lightning( because the houses are made out of metal). Also the houses can catch fire and spread. When these types of storms evolve the people their are not happy due to the fact that they might have some really valuable things inside with which the used all their money for.

 

Grade 5 Amazing Camp!!

                                                                   G5 CAMP REFLECTION

 

Hello readers,

Last Wednesday the grade 5 students all went camping, including me. We went camping for three days and two nights. That means on Wednesday the eleventh of October, two thousand seventeen, Thursday the twelfth of October, two thousand seventeen, and Friday the thirteenth of October, two thousand seventeen we were away from school.One night we slept in dorms the other night we slept in tents. We did many activities, such as making fires, raft building, pier jumping, kayaking, learning how to read maps, and so on. Although my favourite activity was kayaking. I enjoyed kayaking in many ways.

 

Before I started kayaking I knew a bit about the activity. I have been kayaking with my family constantly during the holiday/weekend. Although I wasn’t that sure about kayaking because when I went kayaking in the past I normally would have had somebody else in the kayak with me, so I was not quite sure if I could handle to kayak on my own.

 

When I was on the kayak I actually felt really confident about kayaking and I could see that I could handle and control my kayak in a reasonable way. When I kayak I particularly like to like to test myself to the limit basically seeing what I can handle and what not. I do that so that I can where I am at right now, so I can see in which areas I should work on. I dislike kayaking backward because, when you kayak backward you have to rotate your body side to side. Well, that is not really the reason because when you kayak forwards you basically have to do the same. The reason is, for me when I am kayaking backward it just tense to hurts my shoulders more. Kayaking other then that is fun!

 

When I was kayaking I think I did it differently because not many people there have been kayaking before so they did not have as much experience as the people who did. Maybe some kids did it like some not. I learned by building onto whatever I have already learned. When I was kayaking, I compared myself with my friends but in a good way. I was observing what they were doing better than me and how they did it. I did not try to compare myself to see it the best at kayaking because everybody is good at a different skill.

 

Next time when I go kayaking I will try to move on. What that basically means Is that, if I have been stuck on the same thing for a long time I should just move on and come back to it later. Nobody could master it in one day. For an example, when I was kayaking first I couldn’t manage to kayak backward, I was stuck. So my friend said, “Aline you’re behind we are practicing something else now”. So then I thought that many people still could not do it but the just moved on. I moved on and later I came back to it and try again.

 

The camp was fun, especially kayaking. I loved being able to learn new things while kayaking and being able to not be as nerves on going on a kayak all by myself. While kayaking I learned a couple of things such as learning how to kayak backward and how to spin on one. Most of all I learned that all on my one on a single kayak. I loved kayaking at camp.

                                                                 A PICTURE OF CAMP

PS. That is me!!