A few days ago, I started Grade 5. When I got there (I was a little late) and I was so excited to see my new TEACHER, there were new students too! My Schedule was a VERY different to last years schedule, because my PE classes (Physical Education), Visual Art, Chinese and Performing Arts has changed to a different time. 😅 Also, I get to have a locker instead of a cubby, in order to open it I was given a lock code and a lock (obviously). First, I was VERY CONFUSED on how to open it, but a few tries of practice I understood and got used to it! 😛 💖 We played lots of games too, like Broken Telephone, 2 Truths 1 Lie and for a cool BONUS we did a math activity, we made a 3D shape out of paper and used those shapes to make an animal! 🐰🐷
I am very happy in Chinese class! My favorite essay in Chinese class
is Chinese New Year poster because there are many colors
I feel very beautiful. I think the hardest essay is flat bones sitting
because I think there will be very difficult, I am very worried
I'll be wrong. I think this year is the most difficult, there are many
challenges, but there are many success!
I’m really sad, cause Gr.4 is over 🙁 But I’m getting older and I’m so excited to go to Gr.5! One of my proudest moments in Gr.4 was when I win a game in morning meeting. A Morning Meeting is where you gather up in a group and decide a greeting, then a sharing, at the end there’s a GAME!! My favorite game is SPLAT because it’s so much fun and also there’s so much enthusiasm and I’m so happy that I’m very alert in this game. I think I’m pretty good at this game, I encourage myself to win the game. What I will most remember is that how I and my cute little buddy with come together and play and how when we’re doing class work then we like to sing together, this makes me always want to go to school so I can play with my friends and sing together. My favorite game is obviously the game I was talking about earlier…..SPLAT. Some things I thing about this class is the fact that it’s full of energy and fun, our teacher is the most open-minded, funniest and the nicest teacher in the WORLD!!!!
So today we did CODING!! (the picture above is my final Product) It was extremely challenging because I wasn’t very good at coding. I first needed to change my boring old scratch to a TACO NYAN CATT!!! then I changed my background to a Tumblr pattern. I don’t know how to say this but I’ll show you the picture of my code…
Then I went to look at others projects and I figured how easy it looks, but then I tried to do it myself. But when I did it I got SOOOO confused and stressed, so then I told my teacher about it and then she taught me how to do it and she made me confident that it was possible to do it! So soon I worked it out and I did it and I was so proud!
So, a few days ago I was at performing Arts class (PA), learning about light painting. Light painting is where you use light in the pitch black dark and take a camera, there is an app you can use and what it will do is take a short video of doing the action you have chosen to do. Then after it will look like the whole video formed into a picture which looks amazing!
I first got put into a group or three, I was with LiWen and Calum. We first thought of the actions. The first action was the robot, the robot is where your legs and arms move side to side which makes you look like a robot. The second move was the jump, the jump is where you put your arms and legs straight together and you jump up and down. The third action was the wave, the wave is where you bend down and make your arms look like waves. The last action is the “walk”, it’s where you walk forwards and backward but in a jumpy type of style. We all had to do the actions for 4 seconds, so the whole dance was 12 seconds. After we finally worked out our dance and it looked perfect! We had glow sticks to make sure that the light was clear and easy to use, but we didn’t use too much because we didn’t want to waste too much plastic. The final product looked great unlike any other!
A few days ago my parents got an opportunity to see what I’ve been learning in class so far. I was so happy to be able to show my parents the great things that I did/learned!!!
I first prepared by making a Document and typing what I’m going to show my parents. First, I put Design project because I like that one not only because it includes Minecraft, but how I can design my structure and also can make little word problems!
Then I put my UOI poster because I did it with one of my BFFs Kayla and Charlotte they are so funny and cool! I added lots of detail on that poster and did flower and animal sketches. we put lots of colors and also researched a lot!
I want to say all of them but I wouldn’t have time because you would need to read ALLLLL of it! but I did lots of other subjects like Chinese, Art, PA and PE. My favorite part was showing my Rocket Writing because I was able to make my parents do writing!!!!
Today we did a coding project, the challenge was to make a tessellation, a tessellation means a simple shape that duplicates on each side, make sure to not overlap. The source we used was called scratch. We were first taught to make simple shapes, and THEN form it into a tessellation. I thought it was hard because the coding looked really complicated, but at the end, it was pretty simple. At the end, I was really satisfied with my work, I started with a simple square and now its a cool looking grid!
Recently, we had Easter Break! And I would like to tell you what I did. I want to make this quick so I will be telling you about my favorite day!
We went to Macau and the first day was the best, we first got off the ferry and rode to our hotel which is called Studio City 8! When we got there I saw a 4D batman movie and it felt SOOOOOOO REALLLL!!!!!! Then we went to a really cool magic show, which had 3 rooms and we went to each one at a time. The coolest thing was that the 2nd room that magician chose ME as their assistant!!!!!!!! Then we had lunch and also had a magician come in and do magic with us AGAIN! Later we decided to walk around and went to an area in the hotel which is called Sweet Life Market and there they had looooodddessss of sweets and treats. (this is my hotel)
Yesterday and today I learned about comparing fractions, the strategies are Equal Numerator, This is when the numerator is the same but the denominator is different each time. Then we learned Equal Denominator, This is when the denominator is the same but the numerator is different, basically the same as the other definition. After we learned Benchmark of Half, this is when you look at the denominator and think of the numerator of if it’s exactly half, less or more. We also learned Benchmark of 1, this is a strategy where you need to look at the Numerator and denominator and tell which one is smaller and which one bigger. Lastly, we learned Missing Piece, this is when you have a denominator and the numerator is one less than the denominator. My favorite Strategy is Equal Denominator not because it’s easy but you can tell that there is obviously a less and more.