Today in math class, we had to make some patterns from a website called Math Playground.
A pattern is a repeated sequence of shapes, numbers, color etc.
The pattern I made had an “ABAC” pattern (trapezoid, hexagon, trapezoid, triangle, then repeat) This pattern is repeated 6 times and 4 different shapes. The trapezoid is red, the hexagon is yellow and the triangle is green
On March 6th, there was an act in the library pit. The show was called Wong’s fantastical Shop of Curiosity. The main part about this story is:
“Every day on her way to school, Jin walks past the same old junk shop, Wong’s Fantastical Shop of CUriosities. She doesn’t pay it much attention until she is given an assignment in school to research a local historical figure who is significant to her. Looking for inspiration, she finds herself in Wong’s, a magical shop with artifacts that, unbeknown to jin, come to life.”
During the show there were alot of props or objects associated with the different historical figures. They were objects inside the shop and they would act out what was the history about this object.
There were a lot of different facts about history that surprised me, for example There was a man that lives on a raft for 133 days until he was rescued. Anyways I really enjoyed the show i hope to see more shows like this.
Today (which is March 6th,2018), It was time to have our Grade 5 Fashion Show! We split into groups of 5 and each group had 5 people. From the 16th of Jan to Now we took our time to make wearable outfits by using random materials. In the beginning, there were 5 boxes that were labeled 1,2,3 etc. of different materials for your outfit and there was a small bad of the same labels for us to pick out. If a group got the label 4 then the group would get box 4.
Anyways during the fashion show, I thought there was a lot of creative styles. I was the DJ so I got to be in front, one part there was a class where they had small robots following them down the runway. They were really slow but that class had replaced their wheels with small metal legs, so I understand how hard it was for them to balance it… After everyone had gone down the runway, allot of the teachers and parents came up to the front to take pictures. I thought making a wearable outfit was really fun and I hope next year grade 4 gets to do the same.
On January 28th, our Chinese new year holiday started. My family had a lot parties where people came and passed out red pockets. We also went to have lunch and dinner with my moms friends. Before the CNY holiday we got to skip 1 week of school because of the flu, so Mr. Roberts Gave us some home learning to do. I printed out the home learning sheet to make sure I did everything. One of the things we had to do was make 5 poems, it could be any type of poem like, Rhyme, Imagery and etc. Then we had to peer asses 3 classmates and give them feedback. When we came back to school we read out a few of our poems and some of us made a flip grid. Anyways I had a really fun time on chinese new year!
On Jan 16th, 2018, A company called Faust which is an International Youth Theatre came into the library pit to show us some examples of poems. They come in every year to CDNIS to perform to a grade. They had showed us different types of poems by performing to us. They used their emotions and body language really well. I think 1 or 2 years ago they had performed the same performance to my grade. I thought that their performance was really funny because they had a lot of sound affects and they allowed some people in our grade to come up and participate. Even though I was not chosen I really liked how the people who were chosen acted like they were really suppose to be in the show/performance.
On the same day the whole class had gone to the Hive (on the 12th floor). There were 2 A.I.Rs (Artist in Residences) that came to the hive with us to set us a challenge. We had to Spit into 5 groups and create a wearable art. We could bring in materials from home, but they already had some there for us to use. We also had to pick a theme in our group and explain why we wanted to choose this theme for our outfit or wearable art, we had until 2 -4 weeks to finish this outfit. They had given us some practices for drawing a simple women or man. We had 1 min to draw an outline or the model in the picture and I thought it was really fun, even though i thought i did pretty bad I still kept my work with me.
Today (Nov. 23)in the Library Pit a community/organization called amnesty presented what they do and how they helped. Before the presentation, the whole class wrote down some things to answer.
Reasons why/How people organise themselves.
How to develop actions that are effective
Interactions between parts & people within organisational structures
1.There is a cycle of what they do. Campaign -> Research -> Publicise -> Mobilise -> Pressure Lobby -> Influence. They are famous around the world and they help a lot of people so when they advertise or show images or messages they always use the same color (yellow), logo, Font. They always make speeches local, so they always have an English and Chinese version so everyone can understand.
2.They have research groups to report and to speak or have meetings with journalists. The journalists write about the topics and try to spread the news.
They debate with different organizations, they arrange meetings to discuss how to help didn’t issues around the world.
It’s been a long summer and it’s time for school! Now i’m in Grade 5E Eggheads! On the first day I was really excited because it was a long time since I have gone to school. I really liked seeing my friends again and seeing how we were going to use our lockers. In my class we got to play 2 Truths 1 Lie, we would pick a partner from the class that we didn’t really know that much, I thought it was a good idea because then we would learn some facts about each other. I was glad that we were able to organise how the class room would look like. Before school started almost everyone was excited of who was going to be in their class and who their teacher was going to be. Overall I think this will be a really good school year, i’m hoping to learn more about the class!
On May 18th, Mr. Grant put a painting on the whiteboard and he said to do a “See, Think, Wonder.” We also hd to write them down on our sketch book so these are some of my answers.
Boats that have been flipped over
A giant ship in the background
Lots of people
I think it is a beautiful piece of art and I also remember a question that Mr. Grant asked us. He asked,” where do writers get their ideas?”
So I think that it’s not only for writers but artists as well, and I think that the person who got the idea was from their past or if It was a dream. I think that some of the people are blue because it’s the artist way of expressing that they are freezing… cold.
Where did this artist get the idea of making this painting?How many people are there?What is happening?
Why are a lot of people on boats?In the left corner of the painting, what are they trying to do? Are they
pulling him in the boat or trying to push him out of the boat?What happened before?Why are their normal people and blue people?Are the blue people suppose to be cold?
Are the blue ghosts?Is this from titanic?Is it like titanic?Is the ship on fire?