## First Year of G5

On August 1st, we have finished grade 4 and now moving on to grade 5! This blog post is a little bit late because we had to do a lot of things. Now we are on our next unit. This blog post, I am going to talk about a math game that I played online as an extra.

We played this game called Deep Sea Dive on the website called Illuminations. It’s a game where you can choose which grid you have. They have a 16 bubble grid and a 9 it says the target number on the top of the screen., and then you have to match the number so then it adds up to the target number.

I played the game a couple of times and I won a lot of them. Once you won like 4 times, the game gets harder and it can add in decimals and maybe even negative numbers!

The things I learned from this is how to add decimals. It was also very entertaining. Once I got to the decimals, I lost quite a bit. First when I tried it I kept guessing. Sometimes I won and sometimes I didn’t. I mostly didn’t. If you want to see the link, click HERE!

Before this, we had to do a summative test of UOI. This summative was about the first unit. It was about what we needed our classroom community to look like. By that, it meant that we needed to talk about what we wanted everyone to act, or what we actually wanted our classroom community to look like (Arranging tables and changing the design).

I am fast at typing, so I finished it earlier than some people. We also had this paper to correct our work and correct our mistakes. I added a few more ideas because the minimum of paragraphs were at least like 7-11 paragraphs.

This was a summative task, which means we can’t help other people. I helped someone a little bit but then I didn’t know.

I think I was successful with my writing piece. Maybe to improve it, I can add more details. In case you want to read it yourself, just go HERE!

I felt very happy since the start of the year. The only thing is that people kept talking when I was trying to focus.

## Learning Buddies Spotlight Reflection

On May 9th, there was a spotlight. There were 3 classes in the same grade performing the spotlight. The classes that participated were 1B, 1D and 1E. Our buddies were in the class 1E.

The things they all did good on was talking. The microphone wasn’t working so then they had to shout. Sometimes when people shout in a spotlight or assembly, it’s not that loud. I think it’s mostly because they are shy. In this spotlight the people who needed to talk knew when to talk, and I think they did a good job.

The attitudes my buddy displayed changed throughout the spotlight. At the start she was confident because she wasn’t afraid to do anything. In the middle when they were dancing, she wasn’t very confident because she would always run to the back so nobody could see her. I also lost her so I couldn’t keep track of where she ran.

The attitude all the classes displayed was open minded because when they were dancing they needed a new partner and they did not care whether it was a girl or a boy. I think they also showed Enthusiasm because they I saw that they had a lot of fun and they were always smiling.

The spotlight was good. It’s just that there are some things that they needed to work on is maybe  on their transition because they did not listen very carefully on the teacher’s sign whether to go to the spot they need to go next so they got left behind a little bit. Other than that, they did a really good job.

The Different elements of Performing Arts and Visual Arts is that they needed to create a script. They also needed to plan what a head of the big guy looks like. They also needed to know how to do all those dance moves. They also needed to memorise the script and know when they were going to talk without other people reminding them.
I enjoyed watching their spotlight and I hope to see another one soon.

## Eco Packaging Design

In V.A (Visual Arts), we are about to create a packaging for our product. I chose to make a product for an edible tea bag. I am still on folding the package. At first, I was about to make a package for a phone case, but I got put into a group of 4 and they were doing edible spoons, and a tea set. So I had to change my product and change my design for the packaging to make it related.

In order to do this, we had to create a company because we were going to film the advertisement we are going to make. It would be easier in a group rather than doing it alone. First, we needed to name our company. Then, we needed to draw what our package would look like. Next, we had to find a photo that is similar to the drawing that we drew then print it. We had to fold it too. Then we drew how it would look like on the inside. I haven’t gone to that part yet.

We were making scripts for the advertisement. Me and my group have already finished scripting. Now we will start to memorise and film our advertisements. I am very excited!

I wanted to talk about the eco packaging because I thought that it was very creative. I think we did it because we needed to improve our designing skills. From doing that, I learned how companies make their packaging.