APA G5 CAMP😋

Kamusta readers! (hello in Filipino) Long time no see!! It’s been a very brutal few days at camp, but honestly, I actually really liked it. I might not be my favorite camp, but i made some new friends and new memories.

Let’s start with my group. We are called “TEAM INTENTS”! See what we did there😉? Anyways, our group leader’s name is Prosshant and his assistant Fung. Here is my friend doing the final touches on our team flag.

Food, food, food! The food at camp was not the best, 😵 ranging from spaghetti soup and water milk. my friends and I were ranting about how bad the food was. Luckily I ate a big meal when I got home. The only good food item was the……..FIG BARS! After a tiring afternoon activity, our leader would give us a fig bar. My friend (I won’t name names) saved her day 1 fig bar ’till day 3. EW! At camp we also learned about cleaning up after ourselves. After each meal, we cleaned our bowls until it sparkled. Otherwise we would have to go to the back of the line!!

Activities galore! At camp we had so many activities I was hard to keep track of them. Kayaking, bouldering, star challenge, compass, survival skills, etc.

All in all, my favorite has to be kayaking! It was my first time kayaking, so I thought it was going to be really difficult in a two person kayak, be it really wasn’t! My partener and I cooperated really well💖, and we were also surprisingly fast. at The end, we went the wrong way and another group followed us and then we collided.

My second favorite was the star challenge. The star challenge was basically 3 groups competed against each other, but only in mini-groups of six. It stills comes near the top even though we got 9th place. (second last)

Third, bouldering! Bouldering is kind of like rock climbing but with not harness because the climbing wall is less than 15 feet in height. (pic is below) We played fun games and learnt how to build rafts and cook food!

Ah, yes. THE NOT-SO FOND MEMORIES OF SITTING ON GRASS. WITH BUGS. If you know me, you know I ABSOLUTELY POSITIVELY HATE bugs. So, sitting on grass with hundreds of bugs wasn’t exactly my strong suit. Even so, I did as I was told, and sat on the ground. Slowly, I began to get used to it. ………………Here I am now.

Finally, the sleeping accommodations. FYI, the first night groups 1-6 are in dorms, while groups 7-11 slept in tents. The following night we switched. I personally liked the dorms better because it was more comfortable and cozy. My bunkmates were also very friendly, and one of them was homesick, and cried for most of the night, and I couldn’t sleep. Even that was better than sleep in tents with no air con.

All in all, camp was a great experience for all of G5!!

Type A Community

こんにちは readers! 

        My fellow catatropies and I just got back our summative writing. I worked extremely and on this piece and I’m half-satisfied with the results. Here is my writing: P.S. there is many copies, but the other copies are my previous drafts.

The main idea of my writing is that I want a reading community because the majority of 5C loves reading a lot. I hope you enjoyed my work! You can comment ways to make it better as well.

Shapes Geometry Test

^_^ 안녕하세요 readers! (hello in Korean) ^_^

    I have just received my Geometry Test-September. I worked very hard on it and I will strive to work harder next time. The topics varied from polygons and angles, really intriguing us to inquirer further. Before the test, I had lots of knowledge about polygons, angles, and nets, so I was pretty prepared for this pop quiz. 

    I wasn’t really satisfied with my results in the end, and the reason for that is that I didn’t proofread the instructions carefully and didn’t label. If I could retake the test I would proofread better and keep track of time better as well. Another thing I would like to improve on is being more accurate.

     In this unit, I have learned a lot about easier strategies to round, measure angles and more. My classmate said that she said, “You could do better, I’m sure.” I agree I didn’t really live up to my potential in this test. I hope I can do better next time.

    Overall, my newfound goal would be to get a higher score(full marks) and to develop my understanding of these topics better.

Bye Bye,

Lauren

‘Tri’ Me Art

Hello readers!

We spent the past week or two learning about angles to prepare for this “Triangle Abstract Art”. My fellow 5C Catatrophies and I had to include 2 scalene, isosceles and equilateral triangles, 2 acute, obtuse and right angles in our art piece.  This⬇️ is my art piece.

On my first plan, I didn’t really mind about how it looked, but after I finished my masterpiece I redid it. I was going for a dragon claw but later added and hourglass for the two equilateral triangles. I really like this project because it allows us to create art but with some mathematical guidelines.

Before this project, I didn’t know much about drawing angles or angles triangles for that matter, but now I’m pretty much in the middle of a practitioner and an expert. Over time, I got better and better at recognizing and drawing angles.

This masterpiece took me a day, and one goal I want to focus on is making sure my angles are accurate and easy to see because on my plans the angles and triangles were very unclear.

Numbers, Numbers Everywhere

Hey guys!

Today we’re going to play a game called ‘Numbers, Numbers Everywhere!” The steps are: 1. Say the number, 2. How is it used in real life? 3. How big or small is it?

  1. Say the number: 8,000/eight thousand
  2. How is it used in real life? 8,000 dollars can buy you a lot of things, and I found it in a receipt.
  3. How big is it? /How small is it? Well, considering that the currency can change, in HKD 8,000 you can buy an iphone from apple. In won(korean currency), you could get a creative art kit or a pencil case. 

Mesmerizing Math

These couple weeks we learned about 3D shapes and angles. Firstly, we reviewed or knowledge of faces, vertices, and edges. Then we moved on to curved surfaces and making nets for 3D shapes. Lastly, we learn and how to use and create angles with protractors. I found this a little hard at first, but later I got the hang of everything and it was quite fun. Now we are preparing for a geometric art piece but first the whole class needs to be familiar with 3D shapes and angles.

I’ll get back with you later on the base of my art piece!

Book Club Hub

Do you love reading? If the answer is yes, do you like discussing your ideas with classmates or friends? Then you should start a book club. A book club allows you to bond/interact with friends, build responsibility skills and read your favorite books. This book clubs’ book was “Stargirl” by Jerry Spinelli. At this, I was ecstatic because Jerry Spinelli is my favorite author and his other book “Crash” is one of my favorites.

The book Stargirl is about a girl named Stargirl, who up till now has been homeschooled, starts school at Mica High as a tenth grader, where Leo is started his eleventh-grade year. Stargirl’s entrance to school is a big deal for all the students in this small Arizona town. She immediately starts a stir with her wacky outfits and even more wacky behavior.

Book club helps you build responsibility skills. The reason why is we have to be prepared for book club every time by reading the amount that is assigned, doing 3 visualizations and connections to the book. The evaluator checks and evaluates how prepared you are, how much you participate, etc.

I hope this makes you take initiative to  join or create a book club.

A Taste of Grade 5

Hello readers,

I’ve had a taste of grade 5, and I love it! Some classmates are new, and some are old(not old in age though). It seems so unreal that I have made it so far in my studies and it feels like just yesterday I was typing my first blog post.

This first week we focused on 3D shapes. We did some brainstorming to start out with, analyzing each and every shapes’ vertices, faces and edges. In addition, we went on our laptops to play some shape games. Furthermore, we did some community brainstorming to get fresh ideas for our classrooms.

Lots of things are new, including the name of my blog! 5Catastrophes ROCK!!!!!!!

FAREWELL GRADE 4💜

Hi, readers! 🎨

This is officially the last week of grade 4! My emotions are just a blur of being excited for grade 5, but sad to be leaving grade 4…..even though I’m kind of feeling down because I’m leaving grade 4, the teachers have planned lots of fun activities for us, like the”GRADE 4 QUIZ” which is today, movies, games and more! I’m really going to miss my buddy, teacher, units, and my friends, who I am going to miss the most. The experience in 4C was really incredible, and it was topped off with really great classmates, which slowly became my friends as I got to know them. I would like to thank my friends Christie, Zara, Venita, Mischa, Caitlyn, Alexis, Chloe and Teri for making this year the best it could be. I would also congratulate my homeroom teacher, Mr. Brown for making it through 2016-2017 with the champions, and also would like to thank you on behalf of 4C for teaching and leading us through this tough but fun learning of grade 4! I will really miss all of you!!!☺️

XOXO💤 [LAUREN]