This week was mainly focused on getting our report writing and recommendation for the world economic forum finished. We also drew and made our gift requests for secret santa. I finished my report writing and I think that it’s pretty good because it gives a good amount of detail about the great depression but it’s not boring to read. In math we did our summative assessments and I think I did pretty well. We had some presentations about how to use different forms of media, I chose to do infographic and whiteboard animation but whiteboard animations are hard to make and take a long time so I probably won’t use them that much.
This week our focus was on our UOI which is mainly about economics. We’re starting this trade game and I’m really excited to start playing it even though the card I drew means I start as the lowest ranking. Yesterday we had a field trip to Oxfam and when we were there we did a migrant worker simulation which was really cool and made us realise that sometimes the world is really inequal. I’m also doing research on the great depression with Takdeer, Jessica and Kayla, how the event happened is really interesting and it’s a really fun topic to learn about.
Today is the last day of the sixth week of grade 6. This week we didn’t do much stuff that is special, the special stuff was going to the book fair, doing the MAP test and our science experiments.
For the MAP test, the subject was math and I think I did well but we didn’t get our scores so I don’t know. There were about 50 questions, some of them were easy, some were hard, some were really hard but none were really easy.
We went to the book fair but I didn’t know we were going on Tuesday so I had no money to buy books so all I did was relax on the couches. It was still pretty fun because some of my friends also didn’t bring money so we just sat there played quiet games and talked.
This week we started to do our own scientific experiments on topics related to our UOI. Right now in our UOI we’re learning about matter, my experiment is to see why mentos causes coke to froth up and start spewing out of the bottle. I’m doing the experiment with Josh and Takdeer and we decided that the variable we would have in the experiment would be the flavour of mentos and we said that we’ll also try using sour candy.
That’s it for this post. 👋
This is the last day of week 4 of grade 6, it was a really fun week. The highlight was when we had to make divisibility rules for certain numbers. My group was given the number 7, 7 is really hard to make a divisibility rule because we weren’t allowed to say: “for a number to be divisible by seven it must be a multiple of seven”. At the start we were really struggling but then Mr Brodie came over and gave us some tips, they were confusing but I kind of understood them but the rest of my group thought I was wrong. After my group asked Mr Brodie for another tip he just said the same thing just more simple then we got it and figured out the rule.
Something else we did this week was a HTWW experiment but we got a bit short of time and we couldn’t finish the experiments. The experiment my group did was the different amount of sugar that will dissolve into water depending on the way you use the stirring stick. We were supposed to stir in 3 different ways but we only got to do one. It was fun because for some reason stirring the water was oddly satisfying.
Today is the last day of the third week of Grade 6, it went by really quickly but I got sick on Wednesday. This week the most fun thing was when we got to make a project about our passions and interests, I worked with Rian and Takdeer to make a sitcom/mini movie but we are only a little bit into the script but we might be able to make it really long if all 3 of us want to make it our passion project. Today we also had to present what we had done in our project so we just showed our script so far. This week we also did our second math tasks sheet. I finished it today, it was pretty easy but there was one task that was pretty challenging
Today is the last day of the second week of G6, there are 5 major things this week and in this post, you will get to know what they are and what we did. One of the best things we did this week was what Mr Brodie called “own it!”. It was the first time we were going to do own it, own it is basically when Mr Brodie gives us a couple tasks to do and we can do them in any order but we have to manage our time which is why we had to put what time to what time we will do that task. Later on, we will be able to just choose our own activities but for now, Mr Brodie chooses for us. We are getting closer to finishing our class design, this week we have split into groups about different parts of the class like plants, table organisation, etc, etc. We have also decided on what kind of things we want in the classroom like plants beanbags and other stuff like that. We finally finished our essential agreements and everyone has signed it. That’s it, this week was really fun and I can’t wait for next week.
Today is the end of the first week of Grade 6. It was really fun meeting my new class and getting to know everyone and Mr Brodie. We played some fun games that help us get to know each other. I know everyone’s names now but I still don’t know what everybody’s personality is like. The games we play are really fun and interesting. One of the best things about the week was when Mr Brodie put us into groups for a murder mystery challenge it was really fun because the clues were really hard to decode and figure out but when you finally do figure out a code it feels really good, when we finished the entire mystery and found the murderer it felt extremely good. Some of the challenges of the week were learning everyone’s name and the murder mystery. In grade six I’m excited for the exhibition and for when the Young Americans come to CDNIS to do a performance with the entire Grade 6. I am a little bit worried about the exhibition because I’m not quite sure how it works yet. This week we decided on a class name, we are the 6D DECOYS! Overall this week was really fun and I enjoyed it a lot.
Passion Project: Last week we did our passion project exhibitions. We showed our passion projects to 5B and 2 grade 4 classes. My passion project is with Declan and Josh and it is about basketball shooting form. A passion project is an inquiry into anything that you are passionate about. My Passion Project
Literacy Novel: Today I finished my literacy novel which is supposed to be a story about a significant event in time. The time period I chose was WW2 so 1941-1945, my story’s main character is a man from wolston England called Octavious Godzilla Borkus and the story is about his life as a spy during WW2. My Novel
Buddy Carnival (Probability Games): On Tuesday our buddies from reception A came to our class to play our probability carnival themed games. My game was about llamas and the people in my group were Oliver and Azzy, our game worked like so: First: Roll a dice if it says 2 pick up 2 cards if it says 3 pick up 3 cards. Second: If 2 cards are the same spin the wheel. Third: If the wheel is the same as the two cars you picked up you get a big prize, if it’s different you get a small prize.
Today 5C came into our class to see our inquiries about scientific discoveries during significant times. I was partners with Josh and we did the Luger pistol which was very significant during WW2. Although it wasn’t invented during WW2 it was very important so we were allowed to do it. We made a google slide about it and made a small model to show whoever came to our station.
Yesterday we did google expeditions for the second time. In google expeditions you get to look at pictures of iconic places, you’re probably thinking that it’s just google but in google expeditions you get to look at them with VR goggles. The first time I did it I did the black death and the northern lights, the second time I did what it’s like in a recording studio. They were really fun because you got to see really cool stuff and experience significant events from the past.