Last Friday we went to Asbury Community Centar. Friday was actually a Dress Down Day, so we still brought the money and used it to buy things for a family. Unfortunately, the bus driver got a little bit lost on the way over, but we still got there. Once we got there, we were all starving. So we got into our groups and ate our snacks while a lady explained what we would be doing. In my group, there was me, Des, Darren, Aline and Joshua. So we went off and bought peppers, broccoli, tangerines and toilet rolls for a family. It was really fun.
Asbury’s mission is to help people in subdivided units. Asbury offers food and other things to these people because they may not have enough money to buy it themselves.
The Pakistani family that me and my group met was a husband and a mother with two kids, a two year old and a four year old. Their house was kind of nice for a subdivided unit. They had a washing machine and a kitchen stove and a big bunkbed with a bigger bottom bunk than the top bunk. Their bathroom was nice as well. Their house was very clean. The father was at work. He’s a construction worker. The four year old was interested in playing with us and kept throwing toys at us and wanting us to throw them back. He was cute. The two year old didn’t do much. She just crawled around the bottom bunk and played with her toys. The mother explained that before they got married, the husband was already living in Hong Kong, so they moved here. I was very surprised when the mother said that she liked living in that house. I wouldn’t want to live there.
This is my peace flag. We made them for Peace Day. First we tie dyed cloth. I did a spiral design. In the next lesson, we started planning and sewing our designs. We drew on little pieces of cloth and cut them out. We sewed beads and our cloth designs to our flag. I made tassels and sewed them onto my flag. I also used a sewing machine and sewed some things on.
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.