Grade 5 Fashion Show!


Today was our fashion show and it was very exciting. I wasn’t the model, but I helped make the dress and help the model get dressed and undressed. I was super excited when they announced that we were putting on a fashion show with Yes Talent! I loved to sew and I also liked to design. I definitely have gotten better at cooperation and time management. One thing that went wrong was that it kept breaking at backstage so I (since I was her helper) had to keep putting tape.

I really think that our dress was really nice and matched our theme (self-image, it looked like the paper bag princess) well. I think the whole show went well because of Ms T’s hard work and organisation skills. We were supporting Kids4Kids charity. We definitely, as a group achieved, or exceeded our expectations.

Everyone really liked our dress and praised us. The model looked really good in the dress. It was so good that Ms T let her start the show! It definitely represents us as a group because we are all strong girls and the paper bag princess is too.

If we did the same thing again I’d probably be more organised because we were always improvising and disagreeing with one and other.

I’d like to thank Ms T, the yes talent people who came and the parents who donated money, without them, it might’ve never happened!

Here are some photos!




Reflection on WWA Math Sumative test

Hello, feathers and friends!

We finished our test about a month ago before we had the closure of school so we couldn’t get our results back. I found the test all right, not too hard, not too easy. I didn’t know too much about the questions on the test, but I managed it pretty well using my prior knowledge. I think I should’ve taken more time to label the number lines and rechecking.

I think I did pretty well because I understood most of the questions and I read through the questions twice so I would understand to the deepest length. I also showed my workings and my thinking. I think I met my standards because I showed my workings (unlike last time) and I got most of them correct or “okay”.

I probably did the same level as most of my classmates but I explained more and wrote more forms and examples. If I were the teacher I would give it a “b plus” because I got understood most of the questions. One of my classmates looked at my test and told me some feedback on how I should improve, the student to told me to challenge myself because I could’ve some equivalent fractions for the first question.

One thing I would like to improve on or do again next time is rechecking because for one of the questions I used two different pattern blocks making it not equivalent. I also should’ve known why I did some things because I multiplied two numbers for no reason on the last question.



Artist in Residence: Yes Talent


During past three weeks we had an artist in residence, called “Yes Talent”, that taught us fashion designing so we can have a fashion show where you’d charge admission. We would then donate the money to a charity called kids4kids. The clothes we made had to be related to our unit in, we made this clothing in groups of 5. It had to be wearable art, not something you’d usually see at a shop.

We had to use the design project to make our clothing. We first had to emphasise on what topic we wanted it to be on. Ours was self image, we were basing it on the book, the paper bag princess. Then we had to ideate, think about how it would look like. Our teacher showed us a video about biomimicry, mimicking nature, for inspiration. We then had to plan our final design, which was a hi-low skirt made out of paper.

We then went to our prototype. I measured our model so the dress could fit. We had to improvise because we realised that making paper feathers for the skirt could take a long time, so we made ruffles.

We were done so we thought about different accessories we could use. We were all ready and so excited for the fashion show until we heard about the closure of the school. We were pretty bummed but we knew that it would move to a different time.

Thank you!



The past few days we were learning about ratios. Ratios are comparing something. Ratios are basically fractions but they are just expressed differently.

For Example:

4/5 Four out of Five cars Busses

4:5 Four to Five cars and Busses

You can also make equivalent ratios by multiplying both of the things you are comparing by the same number, just like fractions!

You can also use ratios to show speed, for example:

4:5 Four miles per 5 hours

I really like ratios and I think they are really cool. If you want to learn more you can watch this video by Math Antics:

I hoped you learn something!




我做了一個小電影叫神奇的黑帽子。我的主題是不要做貪婪的事情,你要做好的事情。我跟李侖娥做一組。我是啊呀,不好的人, 李侖娥是瑪雅,好心的人。我們做的不好因為我們沒有做完。我學到怎麼拖延和怎樣有多多主管。如果下一次做,我會做一個別的話題,也要時間管理。




The 5C Spotlight!

Hey guys,

Today we had our spotlight with 5D and 5E. This was a very different type of spotlight. In this spotlight, we had different stations that students and parents had to go to. You have a piece of paper that one of the ushers gave to you, there are three stations that are mandatory and one free choice station. I did the Splat Station and it was really fun!
I think it was much better than normal spotlights where you present lines to the audience who might not even be listening. But in this spotlight, it was much better since everyone participated. I also liked it since we didn’t have to plan so long for this.

Everyone really enjoyed it and were having a great time. I think the little kids enjoyed it too much that they asked if it was the Splat Station (we shared our space and our two shifts were over so the next group did it).

I think next time we should have our own separate stations since it got really confusing because we didn’t know how we were going to organise it.

Bye guys!

Morning Meetings

Hello, feathers and friends,

5C has recently started doing morning meetings. I did morning meetings in my previous class. It was very fun. In my previous class, we had to sign up and take a morning meeting planner sheet and fill it in and get teachers approval.

We first do a greeting, then everyone shares something about a topic (you can choose to skip if you want), and then we do a game and finish off with two glows and a grow so the hosters and future hosters know what to do later.

I really like morning meetings. I like how in the morning when everyone’s tired, we can all have a good time by sitting down and saying hello to classmates and by playing awakening games.

When I and my friend hosted earlier this week, I think people really liked our meeting because everyone seemed to really enjoy it.

I think one thing I can improve on is controlling everyone since they seemed to be acting very crazy during the game since it was pretty competitive.

Bye Bye!


Buddy Project

Hey guys!

Today is the day we give our gifts to our buddies. We have recently been working on our math project for our buddies. It was a really fun project using measurement.

I first had to emphasize what my buddy needs and then ideate what might help her. I came up with 3 ideas and then asked her for her opinion. She chose the briefcase so I started to make it.

I am pretty proud of my work but I wish I could’ve put more activities for my buddy because I had a lot of time left. I only put in some stickers so she can decorate the briefcase and stuck on a sheet of animals in the box so she can name them. I could’ve also put in a board game or a little stick puppet.

I think my buddy really enjoyed my gift to her because when she got it she was really happy and kept jumping up and down.

I really like my end product since I worked pretty hard and was creative while doing it. The design project really helps on stuff like these.

Here is my product:

Bye guys!


Asbury Field Trip

Hey guys,

Today 5C went on a field trip with 5E to Asbury. Asbury is a social centre which helps people in harsh living condition.

We first sat down and one of the social workers told us their mission and what our task was today. Our task was to buy veggies, fruits and two packs of toilet rolls with $100. We then have to take a photo of a of a subdivided house bill. Then we had to go to a park to count how many seats there was ( yeah, I didn’t get why we had to do it), then we had to give the food and the toilet tissues to a resident who is living in a partitioned home.

Next, guest speaker ( I am not saying his name because somebody might read this and then report to the police and because I support this person since he really doesn’t have a place to live.) came to talk with us. He lives in a industrial building because he doesn’t like subdivided units. The industrial building he lives in is open 24/7. You aren’t really allowed to live inside there but nobody really cares. He has a sofa bed to make it look less suspicious.

We met our group leader (who was a social worker that works in Asbury) and headed off. We took a picture of a partitioned house bill and went to the market. We first had to decide what we wanted to buy. We looked around the market and saw four apples for eleven dollars. We bought those. We then bought the veggies which were eight tomatoes for fifteen dollars. The stall next door was selling toilet tissues for twenty-four dollars. We bought two of those. I looked at the money and saw that we had twenty-six dollarsMy friend wanted to buy these longans, so we got those for twenty-five dollars. We donated the extra dollar to Asbury.

We went to the park and counted the seats ( nine benches, twenty-seven seats) and went to the partitioned house. The lady was really nice and offered us snacks but I refused because Asbury told us to not accept gifts or money. We asked a lot of questions ( if you want to know the questions and answers it’s down below) and went back to the centre so we could have lunch.

I learned a lot of new information about subdivided houses and I think it was a great experience. I really hope I can come again.

Do you like it?

At first it was seemed so small, but now we are fine with it.

Who lives with you?

My husband and my mother and father in law. We have a fourteen year old son and ten year old daughter.

Where did you use to live?

We used to live in FuJian, China.

Why did you move?

We moved because there were many kidnappers in FuJian. We were worried about our children.

Have you signed up for public housing?

No, because the government doesn’t say we are poor because we receive a little more than the poverty line.

Hope you enjoy!
Bye guys.


My Peace Flag

Hey guys,

I finished my peace flag in art class. I wanted to express that there is a happy and sad side to this world, and together to make it happy. The tie dye was the happy side and the green fabric is the sad one. I used sewing, up cycling fabric, fabric markers. I also made tassels using string. I knew how to sew before so this project was really fun and easy. I already knew how to use a hand sewing machine so it was a challenge for using the stand sewing machine. I think i’d give myself seven out of ten because everything was good until the tassels. It took me two classes to  finish all the tassels, plus it looks pretty bad.

This is my peace flag:

Bye guys!

P.S. It says “Joy to the world”