Hey everybody, this is a little piece of my thoughts on my first week of school.
today was the last day of school, and I really don’t know what to say, it seems like I just entered those classroom doors yesterday.I remember in the beginning of the year when I would be so eager to go on summer break, but as I got to know the incredible champions in my amazing class, I realised how hard it would be to say goodbye. As I look back at the year, as I reflect on all my actions this year, I realised how much i have changed, how much I have matured. A lot of this is from wonderful role models, I would like to thank my teacher, Mr. Brown, I wish I could give him more than a thank you, I would also like to thank my greatest friends, Audrey, Megan, Kayla, Sarah and Christie, they have changed my life majorly since the day I met them.
The only advice I can give you now, is live the moment you are in, enjoy where you are, and you will grow to love all the people around you, at least I did. Thank and appreciate everybody around you, the second you leave, I guarantee you will miss them.
As I carefully wrote everybody’s notes, I realised how important they are to me. When I walked out those doors, and said goodbye to my friends, the feeling of everything changing is so amazing, barely even being able to believe it was already the end of the year. The last thing I want to say to is love the champions.
today I’m gonna talk to you guys about what kind of learner I am, also my favourite learning strategies!
I don’t know about you, but one of my favourite subjects at school, is definitely Performing Arts, Performing Arts is all about Musical Art, Performing and other fun stuff. This subject is particularly special to me because since I was really little singing and dance was always a favourite of mine.
In Performing Arts, we have been learning about Elements of Dance, It has to do with your dance motions, and your attitude while dancing. This was very interesting t0 learn and it has definitely helped me of what to think about when dancing and how to act. When doing a dance, I feel it is very necessary to learn at least a few of these elements of dance, because there are a lot of them.
We also started a project called the Light Painting Dance, you might be curious as of why this dance has to do with lights, well the concept of the dance is that you will have glow sticks tied to you, with the lights off, and while you dance cameras will be taking photos of the lights. I’m in a group with Caitlyn and Hayden and I think our group is doing fairly well, we cooperate well so that makes it so much easier to come up with dance moves, but I think we could all be a little more open minded to each others ideas.
Link to video of light dance :
Get ready, this is the longest blog post I had ever written,
We just went to G4 CAMP!!!! Our camp was in Treasure Island, Lantau Island and it was AMAZING!!! We did all sorts of things like swimming, playing and other stuff.
First, my counsellor’s name is Wei Wei, she is the most wonderful counsellor in the history of counsellors!!! She is incredibly kind, so she will always help you no matter what. She is clever, and tricky for a little fun. But most importantly, she cares, cares about us, and thats why we love her. Go WEI WEI!!! Our group was called the Rocket Bananas, Our chant went: Rocket bananas shoot to the sky, Rocket bananas We’ll never die!!! lets go RB, lets go RB, lets go RB, Lets go RB, Lets go Rocket bananas HEY!!! Pretty awesome right?
We did amazing activities that we can’t possibly do ourselves. We did things like surfing, building shelters and rafts, we learned survival skills, and played blind folded games that helped us get our other senses alive. It really taught me how to have fun out in the wild like I probably didn’t before. These activities were also amazing and helped us get the animals out of us.
Before camp, I was really scared that I would feel homesick, missing my parents and siblings. And then, when we got to camp, I realised that we were only going to be at camp for two nights, and I should take this opportunity to get messy, sandy muddy and wet. We can’t do those things at home. So my advice is, if you are going to camp, dont be afraid to let your spirit animal fly free. Think about it this way, if you want to look back on camp and have your heart be washed up with sweet ocean waves of beautiful memories, then don’t look at whats gonna happen next, enjoy where you are, because it is all about the journey.
at the beginning of last week we started a individual project called building my clubhouse. We first had to learn how to find Area, Perimeter and Volume. And its safe to say that Volume was definitely the toughest to understand and figure out. I believe this because there are many steps to finding the volume of each shape. In my opinion, finding the perimeter was the easiest because there was the least steps and very little to measure because I only had two shapes on the base.
Here is what my clubhouse looks like!
About a week ago, we started a project connected to our Lines of Inquiry. Many people did researching about food chains and making their own food chain, but my group, Selene, Sarah and I wanted to go a step further……
We decided to make a poster telling you two ways humans are impacting the animals and ecosystems, and that is definitely connected to one of our Lines of Inquiry. We showed you how humans are impacting ecosystems are by cutting down trees, building apartment buildings etc. The other thing we explained on our poster was how makeup testing impacted animals, like killing them since the product testing is dangerous. A certain animal could be endangered if this goes on much longer, and that would effect the entire food chain and ecosystem. Other animals would have nothing to eat, and the ecosystems would not be taken care of because that species is endangered.
Overall, I am pretty proud of the result of the poster, it was a lot of fun, a lot of work, but we learned a lot and had some fun and thats what matters!
Before we went on CNY holiday, our class had a project to create a survey with a partner. The point of this project was to see the different perspectives people gave. Me and my partner Owen ,unfortunately did not have many responses, our total was 4 responses, a few were some piers, others were parents, that were kind enough to fill in the form.
Although, I did ask some friends and relatives a few of these questions, so I am able to kind of anticipate a few of the answers they might give. I asked a couple of my friends some questions and they said that the people causing this don’t exactly care for the environment and only care for the money. my other friends said they are not even aware of the consequences that could or definitely happen. My relatives pretty much said the same thing, except they gave a little bit more detail like why and how they do these things.
Here is the link to the form!
We have been learning about our new unit, first we made a persuasive poster, our poster was about saving plastic at the flower fair. We did this project to show what we know about what advertisers use to target a certain audience.
Firstly, we focused on a target audience,we made our poster to target students, we did this because we feel like students are the ones causing this, and are one of the most effective audiences that is able to help this situation, and are the most flexible with this change. First, we needed to get the audiences attention, to do that we needed to use special techniques. After sharing our posters, we found out that our three main techniques were using facts and things you can help the topic with, we used these because it would get the audiences attention and get them thinking about the topic. We also added beautiful colours and images, as well as a hand drawn images that are really cute. We believe these things are going to get the audience really interested in it. Lastly, we added a really nice slogan that we believe will really motivate the audience to contribute to our actions.
We thought that the audience would feel helpful, anxious, and guilty, and they did feel guilt, but they did not feel the rest. Instead they felt very different.
I have a few questions of my own about advertising,
For example, is there a way to get advertisements more popular?
What are some other ways to persuade the audience to think your way?
If your audience was children to grown ups, how do you persuade them?