The First Week

            The first week in grade 5

This week was the first week in grade 5 and it was packed with learning!  The moment we step  into the classroom our teacher asks us to observe the classroom, all the tables are upside down and nothing in the classroom is set up, it was like that so we can discuss as a community as how we should set it up.  Our teacher teaches us the difference about observing,  judging and making conclusions. The big laugh was when we had to write down something but there were no tables, so we were all like uh, how are we supposed to work like this. In the end we all got creative and did it on clipboards, or on the floor. Now we have lockers, a lot of my friends find it hard but mines broken so i don’t need to add the combination. Believe it or not, our teacher gave us 25 minutes of homework on the second day, which wasn’t that surprising because we didn’t finish the page of brainstorming in class. Our teacher also teaches a lot of math, like three periods per day. One of his goals is to have us work with everyone at least once by the end of the year. We are consistently told that we are role models to the grades below us, so it’s a necessity to demonstrate good behaviour.


Have it being the second week already I feel that there is a giant gap from grade 4 to 5, so i think that I have a great year of learning ahead of me!


It was a bright sunny day, the sun was shining on the overworld. In the cloud god palace, there was argument about the mega bullying problem happening and they meant business. “Blah Blah Blah, that idea is rubbish, how will making another moonbucks help the animals become aquantiness at most, you know that some animals refuse to go to some places because they are afraid that their long lost predators would try to attack again!”Reasoned the lion king, the animal gods, Koalaphinx, Gorillazilla, and Lion king were having a discussion. After the long day of arguing about a reasonable solution, they sent down Koalaphinx to spy and help solve any problems.


Back in the overworld, Koalaphinx was exploring the land, for since he hadn’t ever been here in his entire life as a god. He asked animals for directions, some just stared at his godlike appearance, others were polite and gave him the information. He settled down in the mansion that he summoned and settled down, when night fell he snuggled up in his branch and fell into a deep sleep. When dawn awoke,  he ate some eucalyptus then headed out the door to meet some fellow animals. On the streets everyone avoided him, Koalaphinx gave a puzzled expression then continued. He tried to talk to some animals but they completely ignored him, he heard them trash talking him behind his back. Well I just need to find a way to fit in into this community, they seem very tight, maybe if i scale another neighbourhood they will be friendlier. For the next few months, he tried to meet new animals, branch out his knowledge of animals by being friendly to everyone. Sadly no matter how hard he tried, he changed his appearance, he blew money just to get their approval, but he was constantly rejected.   


Koalaphinx got sick of it, he slowly entered the dark side of him, maybe a year later, if you knock on Koalaphinxes door, you will be either blasted or placed under a harmful spell which gives koalaphinx the power to control you.


The last straw happened when the animals had their annual meeting, they refused to give Koalaphinx entrance to the meeting hall. The next week, he was raging, like he was beyond livid, lost his senses and boom, dead bodies everywhere.


What happened was that he lost all his senses, let his thoughts and will take control. He said,”Summon a tsunami in the ocean, a hurricane and tornado on the mainland, a volcano on peak ever flow, and a earthquake everywhere in the overworld to top it all.” He tried to snap his fingers, giving it a second thought, then finally, bam! The natural disasters are in action.  


He heard screams, animals fleeing in different directions, puzzled animals just wondering is happening. He saw people rushing into their houses, but when they realized it wasn’t safe, they quickly rushed out, but sadly there was no escape and they died at their door steps. Others were rather lucky and had an education on this in school, so they followed the escape procedure, but there were of course casualties, for the survivors, most family was either dead, or missing, either way,  it wasn’t easy for anyone. Sitting casually on a tree like it’s totally safe and nothing is happening, Koalaphinx watched the chaos from above. feeling rather pleased with himself. Everyone started at the tree, which happened to be the last standing in the whole land. Some Kids started to climb it, thinking if another natural disaster came they would least have a much better chance of survival. When the reached the top, they saw koalaphinx just chilling on the top, his scary appearance gave all the children a fright, so remained clutched to the tree but closing their eyes, others just got so frightened and dropped, the adults caught them. Sadly one child fell to the ground, and had a broken paw. When this happened, the grownups told the other children to climb down, it was enough drama for the day.

The next day, the moment Koalaphinx woke up, he smelt smoke around him, he got up and screamed, livid citizens of all ages were burning his tree. He tried to summon a force field, nothing happened, he tried to break free from the rattan tied around his arms and legs, but no, he was stuck. He tried to fall back asleep, but it wasn’t a dream, it was real. He heard Lion King’s voice and went alert, thinking that he would save him. The Lion King said” Koalaphinx, you brought shame to this society, I shall banish you until I die, which is never happening, and I will take away your powers, Koalaphinx.”

Koalaphinx heard everyone cheer was he was magically transported to the underworld, where all the villains stay.


“That’s why Koalaphinx is now a myth, the story might be true but you never know.” The teacher said then closed the book, and looked at the stunned faces of the children, then said”And that’s why you need to always treat everyone with respect, class dismissed.”


As the children went out there were chorus of little scared voices chatting, the teacher pulled of his masked and let out a cackle.  

Coding Reflection

Coding Reflection

Coding Reflection #2

Yesterday we had our weekly coding class with Ms. Fung , we were continuing our coding the alphabet project,  we had to program “Scratch”to draw our initials. Since my initials are AFVR I first started of with the F.  Since I was figuring out how to program a E for my friend, so I just had to remove some parts and volla! My letter is perfection. So I started drawing the R, R is especially difficult because it’s hard to make the angels work, I basically spent the whole period doing the letter R. It took about 6 attempts, but FINALLY it worked. Since the period ended so I thought ok I will attempt to do V and get the Idea for A next class.

The Guest Speaker

The Guest Speaker

  The Guest Speaker

Today we had a guest speaker who was a ex-police commander, who gave a presentation about natural disasters in Hong Kong and his stories with them. His name was Graeme Still.


Typhoons: Mr. Still talked about the olden day and the typhoon signals, and how they had a humongous plastic sign on top of all the police stations when there were typhoons coming. He also said that if police men really had to, they would go out into the strong wind and rain tied to a sturdy rope to save stranded people. In one case a taxi carrying 2 elderly people accidentally drove into a whirlpool right before a typhoon, so they tried their best to rescue everyone but unfortunately the passengers didn’t survive.


LandSlides: After the talk about typhoons he talked about the horrific landslide that happened in 1978 i believe. It happened somewhere in the mid-levels, the reason why it happened was that the drainage systems were not functional, so the buildings on the mountain slipped. After a few days the mud had moved some low rises crashing it right into a public housing estate, which caused it to topple over, killing about 67 people. I am not exactly sure if it’s like this but if you have any mistakes please comment.


Fires: Then after all the horrific incidents about natural disasters,  he came to the topic I most feared. FIRES!!! He talked about how he was growing up he was never allowed to play with fire, and nor am I. He explained how a little spark of flame can light up a huge fire that can kill everyone in its area. 





       在綠色天台上我想做一個小生態系統。我會把兩隻松鼠放在樹裏面。我們不可以以跟松鼠玩,因應為它們是野生的動物,並且你不知道它們可以攻擊人類。因為綠色天台上有很多樹和害蟲,所以我們不用給它們食物。我做這個生態系統的目的是松鼠可以吃掉毛蟲、螞蟻和不同的害蟲, 而且可以讓學生觀察松鼠的習慣。  


Our Final Dance

Our Final Dance

Our Final Dance

In performing arts we have all completed our final dances as a group, so the final step is to create the light painting. My group is doing a dance called a life of a caterpillar,which we created ourselves. The dance starts of with us marching like a worm so we are crouching stomping our hands and feet on the ground. We will try to get up at the same time and start the caterpillar body shape and movement. Me  and my classmate Eden will be swinging our arms gently while the boys in my group do the head and tail. Me and Eden will take two steps back and First Joe will fall into a criss cross sitting position, then Eden will go on her knees, harry will fall into a kneeling position while i remain standing. Then we will do ten continuous rainbow with our arms. We will fall onto the floor then SCEEN! WE are all very excited to do our light painting!


Our Learning Buddies Spotlights

Our Learning Buddies Spotlights

Today we went to watch our learning buddies spotlight, this was very special, because there were three classes displaying their learning in performing arts by putting on a huge show. This is what I thought about their performance.

What did I like about their performance:

I liked the fact that even for their age they still managed to place on a brilliant performance, it takes a lot of effort to produce such a professional production. I feel that when I was their age I could not even focus in class while they very studiously put on a show without any signs of fear.

How could they improve:

Although they showed all this hard work, I feel they could have had more dancing, singing and student made music. There were already kids using percussion instruments to make music in the background, there were a few songs, but the dancing was nil and the songs already had the singers singing in the background and we could not hear the little kids singing their songs which was a disappointment.

How Did My Buddy Preform:

I mentioned the dancing singing thing because my buddy was dancing and mostly all she did was sit there in a pose without a large roll in the spotlight, I saw her bored expression on her face.

Overall I felt that this was a amazing performance that exceeded my expectations.



How We Organise Our Selves

The new central idea


Next week we are starting a new central idea, the central idea is “How People And Organisations Respond And Prepare For Natural Disasters.”

We were told to list all the natural disasters that we know :


  • Huricans                                                    
  • Tornado
  • Flood
  • Tunami
  • Volcanic eruption
  • Earthquake
  • Blizzard
  • Avalanche
  • Fire Whirls
  • Forest fires
  • Landslides

    Man Made

  • Acid Rain
  • Chemical Spills
  • Nuclear Spills
  • Drought
  • Oil spills

We also were given a challenge, the challenge was we had to come up with responses of survival for natural disasters. I thought for most cases if there is a basement it’s the best place if there is food and water down there, and electricity for the sake of it. Since like if there’s a hurricane it might blow away the house, there is concrete or stone preventing it from harming the people inside.





In class we started coding with Ms. Fung, we are using Scratch to program, for the last 2 weeks we have been learning how to do a tessellation that repeats forever.  

The photo above is my code which lets my Scratch tessellate forever doing triangles, but one cool thing i did is if you press certain keys it will change color, so make it more interesting.

Did Scratch draw what I expected or was I puzzled with the result?

After I figured the basic code that allows me to tessellate forever, I wanted to test out different shapes. At first I made it turn 70 degrees, which produced Hexagons, then i did 25 degrees which just made loops, then i think it was 40 degrees which made it make rhombuses. My only problem was that it didn’t tessellate and kept on overlapping.

What was the most challenging part of the task?

I thought the most challenging part was the calculations of the shapes, since I wanted to change the angles of the shape, i caucused how each side of the shape should be, then tried it out, some of them just became loops, others were proper shapes but didn’t become a tessellation.

What did I learn though this task?

I learnt that professional programmers have to do a lot of hard calculations just to program one tiny thing. I also learnt that a pentagon consist of 70%.


Updates On The Robotics Dance Challenge

Updates On The Robotics Dance Challenge

Updates on the robotics dance challenge

As I said before I will give updates on the robotics dance challenge. Me and my 2 friends robots are quite synchronised and the robots are dancing by a 2 page long programming script. We have picked out the perfect song for them to “dance” to and it’s called time lapse.  Since my robot has this thing where it doesn’t go straight, so it was hard to find the perfect position for three robots. In the end we put them in a triangle shape and for some reason we ended up in the same position as they started in. So we thought that was pretty cool but mostly our dance is repetitive so it’s understandable why it repeats.