I came back from G5 camp on friday.
Before I left for camp, I was really excited and I knew from my experience at G4 camp that it was going to be awesome.It turned out to be fun and unexpected. My camp leaders were Toby and Emma.
My favourite activity was the kayaking. When we were kayaking, we played a game called risk. We had to tap the front of other people’s kayaks 3 times and say your country name, for example, England England England. That means that the person that was tapped is now England. They have to go around and tap other people and turn them into England too.
The frustrating part was moving. If you paddle on one side, the kayak turned TOO much. I was close to capsizing a few times. I learnt that kayaking is a lot harder than it looks, also when we were practicing on land.
One thing I want to improve in kayaking would be to focus on going in a straight line. That would help me not crash into other boats in the future (not that I did) and it would also help me become a better kayaker.
This was our campsite (and a pile of bags). There’s a little red arrow pointing to me.
This is us in the field just taking a break. I was writing AKA drawing, as usual.
I’m in grade 5!! G4 went by SO FAST! I love my new class and mostly everything about G5!
Anyway, This is my writing what I would want change in our classroom community. I would like to change in our classroom community, which was our behaviour in the classroom. This is the link to my writing.
Today we coded our initials in scratch. It was hard but fun. And it turned out pretty good…!
The hardest part was to make the curve on the P, but what I did was I repeated tiny lines and turning. My code looked like this:
I made this shape with different blocks. I used triangles, thin diamonds, diamonds, trapezoids, hexagons and squares. I used a different number of shapes to make it.
These are my weekly goals:
Personal goal: To read more Battle of the Books books
Learning goal: Practice math on Khan Academy
Relationship goal: Spend more time with my brother
I had a lot of fun at G4 camp! The weather was really good,besides the last day where it rained. We did all sorts of fun activities, like surfing, survival skills, beach games and water activities. My group’s counsellor was Claudia. The group teacher was Mr Wah. My favourite activity was orienteering, which is a scavenger hunt where you have to find coordinates. I was really good at finding out coordinates, also at calming people down. Caitlyn had said she wanted to go home, so I cheered her up by telling some jokes. I also liked the barbecue, especially the sausages and s’mores. The food was delicious! The cheese in the sandwiches were nice, and the baked beans in the morning were nice too.
These are some photos of camp:
board with dangerous animals at the beach.
For this week’s home learning, I made a make a map about symbiosis. Symbiosis is two animals that benefit or harm each other. This is my make-a-map:
There are three parts to symbiosis:Parasitism,Mutualism and Commensalism. Parasitism is when one animalharms the other and the other one suffers. Mutualism is when both animals benefit each other, so they help each other. Commensalism is when one animal benefits and the other one is unharmed.
These are my weekly personal, learning and relationship goals:
- My personal goals is to read 20 minutes each night.
- My learning goal is to practice on Mavis Beacon typing more often.
- My relationship goal is to try and spend time with my brother (maybe building blanket forts, having pillow fights or playing Lego
I hope that I can do that in a weekend! 🙂
At the plastic free seas workshop, we learned about microbeads plastics in different soaps. Microbeads are these little plastics that are in the soaps. They can get into plankton and other species. The experiment was to get out the microbeads from the soaps. We got them out by putting a bit of the soap in a cloth bag and washed the soapy part out through the bag. We dried out the bag with a hair dryer and put the microbeads in a petri dish. This experiment was really fun. I had a great time!
Today,our class did persuasive argument role plays. I was in a group with Laurel, Agatha and Helena. We did a persuasive argument about getting a family pet. I was the mother, Helena was the father, Laurel was the kid persuading me and Helena to get a family pet and Agatha was the cameraman and the guinea pig that Laurel wanted. We had a lot of fun making the movie from different angles.
We did this project because it is good to learn how to do persuasive arguments. We can use this skill later in life, when we are debating and arguing.
The action I will take after doing this is that I will be better at persuasive arguments at home and out of school.