AIR Fashion Show!!! (Number 2)

Hi guys!

So, like half an hour ago we did the fashion show and my parents came. If you haven’t seen the dress yet here’s a photo:

It started around 1:00 and we got the backseats. 🙁 But we also got a sofa to sit on. We were waiting for the show to start…

The show started and everyone was hooting and cheering, people started coming out and everyone was beautiful. One of the special features was when Ms. Laura’s class walked with special robots with robot clothes. The final dress was ours!!! The model came out and was wearing a flower crown. In the end, we did a group photo and I met my dad to look at the photos. It was really fun. We took a group photo and decided to make a nickname for the model. It was “Bubbles”.

I already said this in my last AIR post but I really like my group. We were very organized and cooperative and this project couldn’t have done better.

Bye!

Fraction and Ratio Math Test

Hi guys!

2 months ago, we had a fraction and ratio math test. I was really nervous not because of the fractions part, but because of the ratios. I knew ratios very little and I don’t have a full understanding of it. When we got the test, there were some easy questions like divide this square into quarters and shade in 1/4. But Mr. Minor told us if you wanted to show your full extent of knowledge, you could make it  2/8 instead of 1/4. The hardest question that I struggle with the most was “If you are baking for 18 people and I am baking for 12 people ad the recipe I am using will bake enough for 12 people, by how much do you need to multiply the ingredients to make enough for 18 people?” This question was so confusing and I had no idea. Another question that was hard was to divide a star into quarters. It may seem easy but it’s really challenging. I didn’t know much about ratios before this unit so I could say that I learned a lot. But I still don’t get the complete meaning so I still have much to learn for ratios. When I got back the corrections, I immediately checked my word problem answers. Mr. Minor said I was on the right track and I knew the answers, it’s just that I didn’t write the answers in a sentence. That got me pretty angry, so next time I’ll definitely remind myself to write the answers in a sentence. For the fraction problems, I got all of them correct, I was really proud of 1 question, it was “Show 3/10 in different ways”. Most people maybe got 3 or 4 different ways but I got a lot. (5) And I was really proud 😁. I also like the number line questions and the 3D cake question, in future tests, I’d like more question like this please.

I’m really proud of the last test and next time, I will make a reminder to tell myself to remember to write sentences for word problems. Overall, I think I know a lot about fractions and I need to work more on ratios.

Bye!

Passion Project!

Hi guys!

This week we started a new project for our unit of inquiry; Who We Are. I chose to be in a group with my friend “____”. (Sorry, can’t say his name) We chose as our topic to inquire further into to be racial stereotyping. We made our BIQ (Big Inquiry Question) and made 5 SIQ (Small Inquiry Questions). We found this really good video and taught us a lot.

This was our first source, Youtube. We then went on to BrainPOP, Research in Context, and books! We spent a long time looking into these websites to find answers for our SIQs:

  1. How have people changed over the years and has people got better?
  2. What causes and affects racial stereotyping?
  3. How do we stop it?
  4.  What are the ways of racial stereotyping others?

5.What is racial stereotyping?

We answered a lot of these questions and started moving on to the presenting part of the inquiry, we found a website called PowToon. It a really cool website where you can put in characters, words, images and they make it into a movie like animation. Me and my friend are not done yet, but we are almost there.

Thanks for reading, bye!

AIR Fashion Show!

Hi guys!

The past 3 weeks, our amazing art teacher invited in graduates from HKU, Poly U, and another university. We got to choose our groups and our task was to make wearable art. In our first lesson, we had to choose a topic for the clothing. There were only a couple choices so we chose “Peer Pressure”. We were planning on putting a picture of butterflies on the dress representing butterflies in my stomach. Our group cooperated really well, on the first day, we had a good time and laughed a lot, but we also did a lot. We planned a lot and sketched some ideas, we talked about what materials we needed and each of our roles. I was the co-leader and the guy who helps in all areas.

The next lesson, we learned how to drape and make decorations for our dress. The graduates also taught us how to make flowers to put on the dress which looked really beautiful.

For our ideas on “reusable” art, we wanted to use bubble wrap for “stress relief” and we wanted orange candy wrappers since orange is the nervous color for peer pressure. But the orange candy wrappers failed because we couldn’t find any and we didn’t want to eat 100 candies in less than 1 week. We were going to just color the bubble wrap. We got really creative and I had the weird idea of making a box as a hat. We didn’t start making it yet but we may do it.

Right now, it’s looking amazing, we just need to make it so someone can actually wear, paint the bubble wrap orange, and put more decorations. Sadly, our fashion show catwalk got canceled, but at least we have more time to make the dress even better! Overall, I think my group was perfect and couldn’t have been better, something I would change was to work a little quicker, we still need a lot of time to make it look good.

Update: Our catwalk is close by and we are adding our finishing touches, here’s a look!

Thanks! Bye!

中文電影 (看恐布電影)

中文電影:電影在Drive

前幾天,高老師說我們要在兩個星期內做完一部電影。一定要跟不同的角度做部電影。我跟楊家昊和吳榮跫做了一個關看恐怖電影。弟弟和哥哥一起去了看恐怖電影,但是弟弟很害怕。看完後,弟弟睡不到覺,所以他跟了爸爸說他的問題,爸爸就罵哥哥了。我覺得我和我的朋友一起做得很好,也拍得很快。如果我下次再做,我會做一個很清楚的故事因為我現在的不是太清楚。

再見!

 

Ling Ling Ying School Field Trip

Hi guys!

A couple days ago, we went to a school called “Ling Ling Ying”. Once we got there, I thought the school was beautiful. The front of the school has pillars that stand up the ceiling, it was based on the Greek Parthenon.

School:

Inside, there was a garden and huge walls surrounding the garden. The garden huge lake, a bridge, a table in the middle, and a lot of animals. Apparently, at night predators like owls come to the lake to eat the fish or find bugs to eat. The people there let us hold nets and catch some fish. It was my first time seeing a water gliding insect. It moved really quickly and didn’t get hurt by water. It was really cool.

They gave us some desert things that were really yummy. They looked like slime and it was on a leaf. I really enjoyed it.

At the end, we gave our gifts to them as a token of appreciation and left the area to go back home.

Katie Friedman

Hi guys!

Mr. Minor started reading us a book called “Katie Friedman Gives Up Texting, And Lives To Tell It!”. The story is about a girl who loves texting, she texts everywhere. We have estimated that she probably texted 50 times just before breakfast! The first chapter is just Katie Friedman texting her friends, talking about school and home learning. She is struggling with the situation if she should break up with her boyfriend, Nareem. Just when she was going to tell Nareem the situation, Nareem says that he bought tickets to Katie’s favorite band, Plane Jane. This story is very funny because her parents are trying to get her to stop texting. It’s like the books “Middle School” which talks about a boy in middle school. It’s exactly like that, but with more texting. Showing problems in school that the main character has to try to solve.

Thanks for reading everyone! Bye!

 

Charity Project

Hi guys!

A couple weeks ago (it felt like a million weeks) TwoPresents came and talked with the entire grade. They talked about what they did to help and how. TwoPresents is a charity which has other charities inside it. Basically, if it’s someone’s birthday, you can ask for people coming to your party to bring money, then TwoPresents will get the money and use half of the money to buy your gift, and half of the money to donate to the charity of your given choice. When you choose the charity, you can also choose what invitation cards, thank you cards, and games you want in your party. All of that stuff is related to the charity, but because TwoPresents can’t do it, so they’re asking us to make invitation cards, thank you cards, and games!

We got the charity “Children of the Mekong” which helps children in Southeast Asia have a better education, me and my classmates started to make some designs for our products. This is our maze:

We also made this thank you card:

 

We made some other stuff too but they’re not digital. After we designed all these products, we made and interactive board for feedback from other classmates. We got some really good advice to make it look good.

I also thought that our team worked really well together but sometimes we messed around but after we did all of our products really quickly.

I think TwoPresents liked our products. They were my first “client” in my life so I don’t think I’ll ever forget the last couple of weeks while doing this project.