This week we went to the Hive (which is also called the innovation lab). the first time we went, Mr. Brodie made almond brittle while we recorded observations using the five senses. We also wrote questions related to the key concepts.
How did the sugar, butter and salt change colour and consistency? Why it smelled so good?
This week, we went to the library and read the Backpack story. It is about the history of backpacks.
We also went to PE and Mr Steiner Badminton rackets and birdies to practice. After, we learned how to take down the nets. Mr Brodie read a book called Shi-Shi-Etko. She is a girl living in Canada and loves nature. She is spending as much time as she can with her family, because the government wants children to go to boarding so that they learn to be “Canadian”. Her grandmother tell her to make a memory bag before she goes to not forget where she comes from. She puts things in her bag from nature, her grandma says “where ever you go, what ever you do, never forget who you are”. We made a memory bag like Shi-Shi-Etko.
In Performing Arts, We learned some of the basics of playing the ukulele like how to hold the instrument correctly, the parts of the ukulele and some of the notes.
Mr Brodie let us plan our own afternoon. We brainstormed the central idea. In Visual arts, we were given a popsicle stick to make letters, it was really fun.
Today, we brainstormed what the unit elements were.
Hi there! Yesterday, 5th grade all the way to grade 9 were all at the LLAC/Theatre to watch a Documentary about kids growing up with electronics like phones, laptops and Ipads. In the video, there were some families who had problems with their children being addicted to their electronics, as well as taking them to school.
I knew that entertainment was different from our parents, But I didn’t know
Today, 5D was full of lessons about nutrition, body systems and plans connected to healthy eating.
First off, we went to a guest speaker in the library pit, she was a nutritionist and talked about healthy eating. She said our bodies don’t need sugar at all! 95% of chronic disease is caused by our food choice, healthy food is natural with little processing. Micronutrients include protein, carbohydrates and fats. Processed foods are foods that have been altered in some way and are added with fats, sugar or salt to keep from going bad.
After, Ms Miller told us the day before CNY holiday, we would be going to the supermarket and buy ingredients to make what we think is a healthy meal. In class
This week was the first day back from winter break, we started our new unit called Who We Are. The central idea is “throughout life people experience change for different reasons.” We did a lot of inquiring and learning about our body. We also learnt about topic sentences and how to find the topic and controlling ideas in sentences, paragraphs or articles.
I hope you had a great christmas and new year with your friends and family!
On Friday, a few classes, including mine went to Asbury for a field trip. Asbury is an organisation that helps people that are living in subdivided homes in Hong Kong. When we got there, a man talked about subdivided homes, He new a lot about it because he was actually living in a industrial building. He said, there were no toilets and a space to cook his meals, so he ate outside and walked to public toilets. After that, we were in groups and had a instructor each to guide us where to go, to buy toilet paper and food and lead us to the apartments where the poor families lived. When we got to their home, we gave the mother all the stuff from the market. She was very thankful, we saw one of her children, he was a five year old boy that was playing a game on her phone. She had 3 more children who were at school, the home was very small.
1. What are the most important furniture for you? (Name three items)
– Table 2. What are the most important electrical appliances for you? (Name
– Air con 3. Is it available to place all the above items in subdivided unit?
– no, because the electrical appliances might explode 4. Imagine that if you live in the subdivided unit, how to make use of the space to place those kinds of items? What is your tradeoff?
– I would only buy the most needed items and make things out of hand, like pillows, blankets and clothes
5. What are the differences between your home and the subdivided unit?
-There is little space to put things and you could hurt yourself easily, compared to normal apartments 6. How do you feel about this visiting experience?
– I think it was a really fun field trip to experience to have 7. What would you do to serve our community to be a better place?
– I would take action and go to other subdivided units and do the samething
Hi, this is my peace flag I made in Visual arts. I expressed my message, by shaping the branches into a peace symbol to represent hope in plants. the techniques I used are sewed on fabric and felt, tie dyed cloth, a hot glue gun, a sewing machine and fabric markers.
Hi, Yesterday we went to Pok Fu lam Village to learn about how people live in a small community. We saw market stalls, Restaurants, The dairy farm staff quarters (which is covered in green netting), Wall graffiti, Cartoon exit signage, cultivated crops, metal boxes and the house numbering method. If you ever go there keep a look out for The Dragon’s museum (on the roadside), The Bo gong Shrine, the hay silo, Li (ling) Pagoda and the silver dragon head spouting water (at the top of the village). I think that it is really cool that they have their own little village there. The government wants to knock it down but it is the last village