我 All about me

All About Me

       我是一个女孩,出生在伦敦。我的爸爸从芬兰来,妈妈从加拿大来。我会说芬兰语。我的爷爷和奶奶住在芬兰。我的外婆和外公住在加拿大。我喜欢保护环境,所以每个星期二我去学校的绿屋顶。在绿屋顶上,我照顾植物,给它们浇水。我喜欢看哈,利波特书,我看完了整套八本书。我也喜欢跳芭蕾舞,每星期上两次芭蕾课。明年我会参加芭蕾舞考试,有时候我觉得很紧张。我喜欢上英文、体育、美术、音乐课、中文和电脑课。在学校,我最喜欢的课是阅读课,因为我最喜欢看书。

 

Unit Reflection

中心思想 Central Idea:

人们用不同的方法学习。

 

People learn different things in various ways。

探究问题 Lines of Inquiry: I can understand and talk about 。。。

  1. 我怎么学习中文?

我用图画, 字, Quizlet, 电脑和书。

  1. 怎么学得更好?

我可以做功课用 Commitment。

态度 Attitude: I show these attitudes, because。。。

反思 Reflective

I can reflect on my work and make it better and edit my work.

投入 Commitment

I turn in my homework on time and participate in class.

行动 Action: After learning this unit, I will take the action of。。。

学了这个单元以后, 我的行动是。。。。。。

I will learn more on quizlet and try to get higher marks on my assessments.

G4 MSL SMART Goal

二零一六年十月十八日

My Chinese SMART goal: Reading without pinyin is hard for me so I am going to try and read without pinyin.

S: Specific I will use books and cover the pinyin so I have to read without pinyin.

M: Measurable I will practice whenever I can and that is almost everyday.

A: Attainable I will get books and practice and I will practice at least 5 times a week.

R: Realistic I will keep on rereading books without pinyin so will be able to read without pinyin.

T: Timely I will try and achieve this before the end of grade 4.

二零一七年四月二十六日

I can usually read without pinyin so I will still work on it. I am going to ask my mom to buy me books without pinyin so I can practice reading Chinese without pinyin.

About April Hols

Hi guys! This is a post about my April hols. First we went to the rugby sevens on Sunday and it was AWSOME! Then the next day we started tennis camp. The next day our grandparents from Finland came. They brought dominoes (a finnish cookie like Oreos), gingerbread cookie dough (my grandmother makes the best), a puzzle for me, lego for my brother, Sandor and a game. We went to camp until Thursday. On Friday, Sandor went to a Real Madrid Clinic camp. After each camp day we usually went swimming. I got terrifically tanned. Two days before school started my mom left for England to run a marathon. The day after that my grandparents left.

Comparing Fractions

Hi guys!

This post is about comparing fractions. We have been learning of different ways to compare fractions. There are a lot of ways and we have been only learning some of them. I will be sharing my learning with you. One of the ways is equal denominator. It means that the number on the bottom of each fraction is the same so you only need to look at the top number to see which is biggest and smallest. Another way is bench mark of half. It means that if you have fraction’s that don’t have the same denominators and numerators you can figure out which one is smallest or largest by your knowledge of half. 

That’s all for know!

P.S. Here is the link to the doc so you can see all the strategies. Comparing Fractions

Camp! 😃

Hi guys!

This post is about camp. We went to treasure island in Pui O. We had to sleep in tents but it was very fun. My tent mates were Lauren Lee and Teri. It was from march 29th to march 31st.

My counsellor was called Mellisa. She was very good at riddles. Here is one of the hardest riddles. What goes down a chimney up but can’t go up a chimney down? Another of the riddles is, Wednesday, Bob and Kird went to a restaurant. Bob and Kird didn’t pay. Who paid? You can put your answers in the comments.

The activities were very fun and the food was very good. I was in group 2. Our group was called Potato Campers.

On the first day groups 1, 2, 3 and 4 had dinner at Mavricks and we had spaghetti. Groups 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9 had BBQ. They had potatoes, corn on the cob, sausages and smores.

I have a lot of pictures of us and the things we had to use for the activities.

The stuff in the blue bucket is our food waste. We used it to make bokashi. So instead of putting the food scraps in the landfill we reuse them and when they were fully decomposed we would put them back in the soil. The brown stuff on them is the bokashi powder. The bokashi powder helps the food scraps decompose faster. You can actually use bokashi to clean your house!

We saw a lot of water buffalo’s and we also saw one cow. There was a water buffalo there called Bruce and he was the biggest of them all. The cow was called Billy. His story is that he used to eat a lot of rubbish and he had to go away to the vet to get all the rubbish out of his stomach then he came back.

I loved all the activities but I can’t tell you them all because that would take forever. I can’t choose my favourite moments or activities so I’ll just tell you some of it.

I looved the surfing because in the final round they flipped us over and it was really, really, really fun.

The raft building was really fun too. Mellisa showed us how to make a box knot. We came 2nd in the raft relay race. First we had to make the raft then when Mellisa said go we had to row the raft to our teachers. We did this with group one. Mellisa split our group into two groups and group one into two groups.

Mellisa told us that old ladies fight over dried buffalo poop because they use it for fertilizer in their gardens. Buffalo’s only eat grass so it is actually good for plants.

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Understanding Angles

Hi guys!

This post is about my understanding of angles. We have recently been learning about angles. There are many types of angles and I have named them all in my sketch note. Many shapes have angles. The types of angles are right, obtuse, straight and acute.Screen Shot 2017-03-24 at 1.47.59 PMSome shapes have no angles like a circle. But other than that almost every shape has an angle. There are 180 degrees in half of a circle and 360 in a whole circle. Right angles are exactly 90 degrees and straight angles are exactly 180 degrees. Acute angles are less than 90 degrees and obtuse angles are more than 90 degrees. Squares have 4 right angles and triangles have 3 acute angles. A pentagon has 5 obtuse angles.

Anyway, that’s all for now!

Interdependence

Hi guys!

This post is about what we learned about interdependence. Interdependence is when two or more things depend on each other to live.Screen Shot 2017-03-17 at 12.55.41 PM In class we have recently read about sparrow girl. It is about an actual war that happened in china. They called it the “sparrow war”. They scared away the sparrows so they wouldn’t eat the grain but that caused more problems because there were no sparrows to eat the bugs which chewed through the stems of the crops and the worms which chewed through the apples. We have also been watching a video called the Great Flood. It is about how animals in Africa hike to a giant water hole and get fresh water. Elephants make big tracks and if a water buffalo sees the tracks he calls for his family to follow them because water buffalo have learned to follow elephant tracks because the tracks lead to water because the leader of the elephant family knows where to find water. If the elephants find a pool of mud they don’t ignore it but they take a mud bath because it has 2 useful properties. It acts as a natural insect repellent and a natural sunscreen. Lots of things depend on each other to live, like us depending on other animals to eat.

That’s all for now!

Microbead Experiment

Hi guys!

This post is about our microbead experiment we did on Wednesday. It was really fun and I have only been in the science labs once before in prep and it was soooooo boring because we learned about colours and didn’t really do any thing. Here are some pictures.Screen Shot 2017-03-16 at 10.42.44 AM Screen Shot 2017-03-16 at 10.43.19 AM Screen Shot 2017-03-16 at 10.43.55 AM Screen Shot 2017-03-16 at 10.43.39 AM

Microbead Experiment

On Wednesday me, my class and a couple of people from 4E went to the 3d floor upper school science labs to do a microbead experiment with Plastic Free Seas. We had to bring in our own soaps or use the ones Plastic Free Seas gave us. We were in groups. The purpose was to learn about the plastics in the soaps. To remove the microbeads you had to first squeeze 10 grams of the soap into a cotton bag and then you wash all the soap out and then you dry it. After that you put it in a tray and the microbeads are the little small white or actually any colour dots. If you want then you can use a microscope to see them up close. I think the success in my group was that we finished the first one and got started on a second one. The challenges in our group was that on the first bottle we couldn’t find the ingredients (probably because it was in Japanese). I felt that we were doing very good when we were doing it. I learned that when I grow up I should never get anything with microbeads.

Anyway, that’s all for now!

Design Project

Hi guys!

This post is about our design project. At the end if we get permission we get to build on mine craft and the boys are STILL going craaaaaaaaaazy about it and there is no stopping them. I have already finished my blueprint and my design checklist. Most people are still doing their blueprint but some people are past that, like me. I am already on the part where you BUILD ON MINE-CRAFT! Here is a picture of my blueprint. There are 7 steps to get to mine craft. The one step is to draw a mini blueprint in your math notebooks. The second step is to do the actual blueprint. The third step is to do the checklist in your notebook and have a friend to do it too. The fourth step is to do the measurements. The fifth step is to do the word problems (the step which I’m on). The sixth step is to go on google forms and put the word problems on there. The seventh step is to GO ON TO MINE CRAFT!!!!!!!!!!!!! I know that I am acting very excited for some reason but it is because I have never played mine craft because my mom and dad has never downloaded on one of their phones or my I-pad. Most people are already on mine-craft but some people aren’t. I have taken some pictures of my house inside and out for you to see. The hole in the ground is the tunnel to my house from Alexa’s house and Vis-Versa. (right now there is an error and I can’t put the photos on, but I will later when there is no “error”)

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Composite Shapes

Hi guys!

This post is about our composite shapes activity. We did it on Feb 23 2017. We are studying area now in math.

                            Area Word Problems

Steps:

  1. Watch the    Dog Destroys Carpet       
  2. Discuss with table groups – See, Think, Wonder
  3. Whole class – what math could there be?
  4. Read and solve word problem(s) below.
  5. Share solutions and strategies with a partner

Questions:     

 

Level 1:

Lucky the dog has destroyed the carpet in his family’s living room and  they need to re-carpet the entire room.  How much carpet (Area) do they need to buy?

 

18m²

 

Level 2:

Lucky went on to rip up the carpet in the master bedroom, so now the family is measuring the room for some new carpeting. The area of  the room is 60m².  The length is shown on the diagram.  What is the width of the room?

 

4m²

 

Level 3:

Lucky has learned to control himself, but unfortunately the family just got a new puppy named Snickers who is not very well trained! Snickers chewed up all the carpet in the basement and now they need to replace it.

 

  1. How much carpet (in m²) do they need to buy?

 

108m²

 

  1.    b) If the carpet costs $50 per m². How much will this renovation cost?

540$

 

  • Extension: Create your own word problem based on Lucky the dog and have a friend try to solve it!

 

Lucky has ripped up a carpet and is in trouble with his owners. The carpet was 60m². The owners have to get another carpet half the size of the old carpet. What is the size of the(in m²) new carpet?

A:30m2     Who solved:TeriScreen Shot 2017-02-24 at 10.33.37 AM Level 1Screen Shot 2017-02-24 at 10.33.47 AMLevel 2 Screen Shot 2017-02-24 at 10.33.55 AMLevel 3

Hope you liked it!