Weekly Reflection #4

It’s been a month since the first day of school, time flies when you are having fun. This month was very exciting and interesting, especially this week. This week was astonishing! We spent the week we inquiring into scientific inquiry and more into our unit. This week I had a lot of new experiences, some of them were unexpected and some were really interesting. Every week is different, before monday I thought week 3 was the best week. But after the 4th week ended, I now think that this week was better than all the other ones.

 

The thing that was unexpected this week was the Stanley cup and the Keeper coming to CDNIS. On Wednesday, we went to the theater to see the keeper of the cup, Phil Pritchard. He placed the shiny polished big long cup on the stage. Without notice he also brang 2001 hockey champion. The player is called Alex Troughay. Alex Troughay talked about what his team did with the cup when they won it. The keeper also talked about what he does with the cup. It was spellbinding! When the period was done and we were leaving, some people got to touch the cup, sadly I didn’t. But I am glad that I at least saw the cup. 

 

The thing that I thought was interesting was the experiments. This week we did two experiments, but I liked the first experiment better even though it was just observing. We watched the teacher make a almond brittle, we took notes. After the experiment  we got to eat it. It was delicious! I thought this was interesting because we got to learn how to make almond brittle, we also thought of some question. One of my questions that I am really interested in is, how the mixture of butter, sugar and salt become brown? Overall, this week’s experiments made me want to do more. I hope there will be more experiments next week. I am also really looking forward to using my knowledge from the experiment to make almond brittle over the weekends.

 

In conclusion, I thought this week was really exciting and unexpected. After my experience this week I am willing to use my new knowledge in my life inside and outside of school.

 

Weekly Reflection #3

Another week of school just ended. This week we mostly concentrated on own it. Own it is when the teachers let you plan your day, but with a limited amount of choices. Therefore, by the end of the week you should be finished with all the tasks. (you also have to put your time limit and your end result.)For instance, this week our teacher gave us the choices of doing math tasks #2, passion product, reading analysis and classroom design. I think that this week was more interesting and challenging then the last one, every week gets harder and harder.

 

What I thought was interesting this week is the own it and classroom design. Classroom design is when we redesign the classroom in the groups that you were put in. Every group had a different job. For example, class library and material organization. I was put in material organization. In my group we decided to put all the new or unused materials in the closet. Yet, the cabinet didn’t have much levels to put the materials in. So we had to make new ones with the given materials. Me and my partner have not done this before, so we had to study the ones that were already made. Once we understood how to make it, we experimented the different heights. We went through some trial and error. At the end we created 3 levels enough for the stationary. Trial and error is really important when you are trying something new, it helps you reflect on what you did wrong or what what you can do next time. Like walking up and down a staircase, you start in the middle where you know the basics. When you make a mistake you go one step down. When you realize and fix the mistake you will go higher and higher, until you reach your goal.

 

There was one activity in own it that I really enjoyed. It was not only fun, but also interesting at the same time. The activity is Passion product. In this project you have to make a product related to your passion and personality. I did the homeless, because it represents my empathy for others. I worked with my friend, we had an idea for making food for the homeless but it didn’t work out. So we researched a little more and then we thought of making a tiny short chapter of a book about Hong Kong’s homeless. We chose this because it could make the readers care about the homeless. ( Again, trial and error is included.) On Friday, we shared our projects. One of the projects that I really liked, was the horse riding one. I like this one because it shows how much knowledge the classmate had in horse riding. They also showed their improvements since they started.

 

What I thought was challenging was a activity from math tasks #2. I thought this was challenging because the instructions were not very clear. But I eventually finished it. I used more time than I expected.

 

In conclusion, I believe that this week was fun, interesting and challenging. After this weeks experience, I am willing to see what will happen next week.

My Weekly Reflection #2

Today is the last day of the second week of school, this week we started doing work. But we still did some getting to know you games. This week I learned a lot of new things, some of them were challenging some of them were not. All of them were fun, but I like the math tasks and Shi-Shi-Etko the best. I like the math tasks because I learned new facts. One of the things I learned is that there is no such thing as a math person, they are good at math just because they practice it a lot. Your brain is like the ocean, if you don’t do back and practice or remember that memory. It will wash away like the sea shells on the beach. The wave is like a garbage man, it takes away the memories that are not remembered(the unremembered memories is like the trash bin). The memories that are reviewed often are at the start of the beach, were everything is warm and dry. The wave can also make memories, it takes the new memories from the bottom of the ocean and bring them to the surface, the more it gets used the higher it gets.

 

The next activity I liked is Shi-Shi-Etko. This is a picture book about a girls called Shi-Shi-Etko who spends her last days with her family before she leaves to boarding school. The reason I like this book is because it is unique, it has a variety of analogies and description. I can imagine, what she is hearing and feel. Every page in the book then turns into a movie in my head. I can hear the leaves rustling in the trees, I can hear the water splashing back and forth. I can imagine the voices of the characters, going in to my ears. I can feel the tadpoles between my toes, swimming around with it’s friends. I can feel the strong wind blowing across my face and to my hair. I feel the soft fabric from the memory bag between my fingers. I can feel the hard uneven tree branches on my tip of my finger. I can feel the excitement and fast heartbeat moving up and down when Shi-Shi-Etko saw her family. I can imagine her sad expression when she had to leave.   

 

The thing that I thought was challenging is the math pre-assessment. I thought this was hard because it was complicated. It was harder than I expected. I didn’t finish it on time I ended up using 10 or 20 minutes longer. But I finished it .

 

Overall, I think that this week was much more interesting than last week. I hope next week I can learn more. I also hope we read another book just like Shi-Shi-Etko, descriptive and interesting. I also hope I can learn more facts in class. Now I will try my best to review my work often.

My Weekly Reflection #1

The first week of G6 has just ended, we did a lot of fun and interesting activities. This week was all about getting to know each other, we played games and activities to help us get to know each other. I enjoyed all of the games, but I liked the decoration project the best. I like this activity the best because we had to work in a group to figure out what decorations we could put in the classroom. This project had to include a way to help the class get to know each other better, in my group we thought of a vacation wall and a birthday wall. On the birthday wall there will be everyone’s birthday on it. On the vacation wall students will bring a picture of you on your last vacation. This can help us get to know each other because if other people have the same birthday as you or if you went to the same place as someone over the vacation, it could start a conversation? This can also help get more information about your classmates.

 

In this week I also went through some challenges, what I thought was challenging was the murder mystery. In this game you had to work in a random group and find out who the murderer is using the clues that you have to solve. I thought this was challenging, because it was hard to figure out the clues. For example clue 4, there are no so hints just letters in a 4 straight line, so we had to look in every direction to find out the answer. This game helped us learn each other’s strengths and weaknesses in problem solving. This can help us in the future if we ever work in the same group again. Then we  will know what they are good and not good at. At the end we sort of finished it. When we told the teacher our answer, Jerry is the murderer. It was wrong. After we realised our mistake, it was because we didn’t say the the last name. This game also taught me that little mistakes can be a big problem.

 

Need to know:

-I need to know when we are going to continue the decoration project because I could prepare the materials to bring to school

Excited about:

-I am excited about exhibition because I am really looking forward to doing projects and doing research with my group.

– I am also excited about putting up all the decorations up in the classroom. I wonder what it will look like?

-I am also excited about the projects because I enjoy making the posters and doing research.

 

Worried about:

-I am worried about camp because my G5 experience wasn’t so good. So I hope it doesn’t end up on the same path.

 

Suggestions:

-Maybe if we have time, we could upgrade our class chant

-We could discuss what our door would look like(6Decoys)

 

保護雞蛋活動(日期)

二零一八年五月七日  星期一  晴

           今天是我第一天做保護雞蛋的活動,我的雞蛋叫漢普蒂。我上中文課的時候,我 介紹了我的雞蛋。我的雞蛋也認識了一個新朋友,它叫 Eggerilla。它住在一個盒子裏,裏面有很多粉紅色的棉花和氣泡布。漢普蒂跟了Eggerilla 吃午餐。吃完飯的時候漢普蒂邀請了Eggerilla 看看它的茅屋。Eggerilla 很 喜歡和我玩,它卻要回家了。它說星期三見。我感到很成功,因為我的雞蛋沒有打破。

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Screenagers Movie Reflection

Yesterday, upper school, grade 5 and 6 watched a documentary called Screenagers about phones and how that your addicted to it. It is about how screens can affect kids,teens and parents. Families,doctors and psychiatrist are interviewed and asked about their opinions and connections about technology.They also tell stories about real life problem with families about technology.

 

I have learned that technology can affect your learning and life. It can affect your learning by making your brain not concentrated, for example after you watch a movie before a test and when you do the test it won’t be as good. It can affect your life by changing your personality, for example if you play violent video games, their could be a chance you become a violent person in the future. This could also affect you by being addicted, you will spend less time outside and you will be looking at your phone or computer. You will also not normally do face to face talking with your friends and family.

 

This movie also gives solutions for technology agreements for families, for example a contract and time limits for computers and phones. The advice that they gave really helped and solved their problems about technology. One of their advice is to have talk about their week with technology called tech talk tuesdays.

 

I recommend this movie to children and parents because this could change your perspective about technology and how it can affect you. After you watch the movie you might make some rules that will change you and lead you to a better life path. This movie has also affected me because now I will try my best to not use too much technology in my life.

Yes Talent

On Tuesday, 5D had our 4th section with Yes talent. Yes talent is a small group of graduated Hong Kong university students that studied fashion. In the last few sections we had class with them we were put in groups, so we could make a piece of clothing only using recycled materials. When we were put in our groups we had to make a topic relating to change because change is related to our unit. We also learned how to make different styles on our clothing,for example they taught us the Ruffel. On February the 9th we’ll be putting up a fashion show in CDNIS to show our final products.

 

During that section we brought in our inspiration boards to show our group and continued making our final product. We also decorated the skirt, we decorated it by tie dying it in the color of emotions of our choice. We also started sewing our clothes together so it can be wearable (it is attached on a mannequin)

 

To be continued………

 

反思電影製作

我和我的朋友楊記欣做了一個短片。我覺得我們做得很好因為我們是第一個組做完電影,我們也做到所有的要求。我們的電影要有一個中心思想, 我們的電影的中心思想是“我們要保護動物”。 我們沒有問題,覺的做短片的時候很好玩和非常簡單,因為我們做電影很早。如果我可以改變一個事情在我的電影裏,我會讓電影更實際,因為我覺得我們的電影不太好。

這是我的影片:https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1b5D_Ck3liO9Ff0Y3ZcnP0qaz1Oh7sH4p

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What I did on Christmas day

During the christmas break, me and my family went to Phuket, Thailand. We stayed there for 7 days and each day we did a different fun thing. I think the funnest thing I did on the trip was on christmas because it was not only christmas but also my little sisters birthday.  On christmas day we did lots of stuff, we went zip lining and horse riding.

 

When I first woke I went with my bigger sister to my little sisters room to say happy birthday, then we went out to have a nice family breakfast in the cafe the coffee club. After that we went to a shop that’s for tourist, we went there so we could find a place we could got to after zip lining and we decided to go horse riding, then we went straight to zip lining , we were in the white team, the teams were for the instructor to know what team he/she is. The place we were zip lining was called the flying Hanuman. We had an hour of zip lining in the jungle with my family. There was not only just regular zip lining but we could go straight down a tree with a rope attached to my gear. After zip lining we got some gifts from the instructor, he gave us a bandana and enough t-shirts for each person in my family. Then we said goodbye to our instructor and headed to horse riding.

 

When we went to the horse riding place we went on the horses and went to the beach with our instructors. We went a lap around the beach and it took 1 hour, we saw children with their families playing at the beach. Then we went to a place with beautiful flowers and a lot of wheat.  After that one hour was finished we headed back to the hotel to watch a movie we bought them went to sleep.