This week has been really crazy and today I will be telling you about one thing I like one thing I didn’t like and one thing I that I could have done more of. The thing I like has to be that I was an emcee in our remembrance day assembly. The thing I didn’t like has to be that I now have a dance class, and finally, the thing that I think I could have done more of is PYPX.
How I got the position of emcee was really simple basically my teacher offered me I asked if I could look at the script and I said yes. When I was sitting there in front of hundreds of kids and teachers I was completely nerve wrecked, it was the most frighting moment of my life. For some strange reason, it was also one of the happiest moments that I have had in a long time. When I was speaking I felt so relieved because having that enormous amount of stress was just lifted off was extremely comforting. The subject of what I was talking about was actually very solemn, it was about the fallen soldiers of world war 1 and how we should wear a poppy to remember the fallen soldier.
What I don’t really like about this week is that we have a new subject that completely takes over P.E which is one of my favourite subjects and is replaced by what is now my least favourite subject which is dance and it isn’t one of those fun dance classes like we don’t learn the Fox Trot or the Charleston we learn how to balance your body onto your partners I just think it is a big waste of time for me because I really will be surprised if I have to use this information when I am older. To be honest it just isn’t fun in general and I wish that my dance teacher could have taught how to do the cool dances like the Fox Trot or the Charleston.
Something I think we could have done more of is exhibition because we have to propose to the teacher before the end of November so it is good to get a head start on the research and we didn’t do any exhibition practice this entire week and I am really starting to get worried because exhibition is one of my favourite and most important subjects because it is like the peak of PYP and probably the main thing of grade 6 it is kind of like the defining feature of the grade and so yeah that is the most important subject.
I hope you enjoyed reading my weekly reflection, I know I was a little hard on dancing but it is just my personal opinion that I don’t like it. I am quite nervous because I will be proposing my exhibition idea next week I hope it doesn’t get denied. Finally, I hope you enjoyed reading and come back for more.
This week I have been doing my goals and I will be sharing them with you today. I have 3 goals they are “1. Expand my understanding of my math strategies to do different problems” then there is “To know what I am doing for the exhibition” and finally there is ” To reflect on my work rather than being annoyed that I got it wrong”.
How I will achieve my first goal is to get 70% on Khan Academy (Grade 6), Khan Academy is a website in which you can learn maths for free it is online and I learn a lot and you get a precent if you master a task but as grades go on you have to master multiple tasks so in grade 6 you have to master 3-4 tasks to get a precent. The second way I will achieve this goal is to be getting at least 4 precent a week because I am trying to do this before December break (December 14th 2018) so I really need to hurry up I am currently on 37 percentiles so I only have to get 33 more which should be quite a challenge but I think I can manage! The third and final thing I will do is having a schedule of when I will do it I think this is a really good idea because now I will know what and when I am doing Khan Academy and that is really just amazing!
Ok, the next thing will not be as in-depth but it is by far one of the most important ones it is to know what I am doing for the PYP Exhibition. How I will achieve this goal is that I will think about what I am doing for it and see what I am interested in. This will be quite easy because I have a very active brain, I am really interested in editing videos and entertaining people because it makes me laugh and smile when others do the same and I also really like history so I decided to combine the two together so now I want to create a video about history but I haven’t really decided what it will be about. The second way I will do it is by working really hard on trying to explore what I am doing for the exhibition so that I can get a bit of a head start on the research because that is always good and also that I can start researching and finish my project a little early and then I won’t have to worry so much about as I would or I could just get to starting the project faster which in turn would make me finish earlier. The third and final way I will do this is by over the holidays I will do things I am passionate about like videography and read books on my favourite subject (History) and I will do this because it increases my chances of getting to my project faster.
My third and very last goal is To reflect on my work rather than being annoyed that I got it wrong. I am sure we all have experience with doing this but I just get really angry when I get something wrong because well for example in Khan Academy you cannot get a precent with that exact thing you either have to get everything wrong or everything else right and then you have to do it again and get them all right then you get a precent and that is really annoying some ways that I will stop this is to see what I did wrong because then if I do it again I will know what to do. The reason I don’t usually do this is that I get too annoyed and I just move on to the next question and that is a really bad habit to get into so from now on instead of raging I will look at how you do the question, do it again then move on to the next one. Another way to stop me from getting things wrong and not reflecting on them is that I will find out why then I will just move on and act like nothing happened because in my mind that is the easiest thing to do.
Thank you so much for reading my goals I hope you enjoyed reading them and got inspiration from them and maybe you could try out Khan Academy it is a really good website/ app and you learn a lot. Ok, thank you and goodbye.
This week has been full of tests which I don’t particularly like but it has also been full of excitement and I love that. This week I will be sharing about the pros the cons and the things I would add/change, what I like is that we are doing an experiment about our UOI and the best thing is that we get to chose. The thing I didn’t like is called a MAP test, map tests are tests you do on your laptop in the beginning and end of the year and most of them are quite boring but sometimes they can be kind of fun. The thing I would like to change is our physical education (PE) because we are playing badminton and I really don’t enjoy badminton.
Now I will tell you about the experiment and why I like it, I like to so much because you get to chose what you will do and you can do it with your friend which is the best. I and my friends Luca and Nate are doing something called a bouncy egg which is an egg you put in vinegar, leave it overnight and then you wash it and it becomes bouncy. If you bounce it from higher up and then it explodes my friends and I are trying to see if we can reinforce it by putting it in the freezer overnight. We will make two of these eggs to put one in the freezer and one in the fridge and a normal egg in the freezer to see the difference and see which one is best to drop from high up, I find it really interesting.
I don’t like the MAP test because it is quite boring but I will explain in detail to you now. Map test is basically a test in three subjects math, language and finally, there is reading. We did the math one yesterday and that one was really boring because you don’t know whether you got something right or wrong and also you don’t know how many questions there are which can be extremely irritating because you don’t know how long it will take to do it so then you could go into overtime and miss your break or lunch and that is very annoying. Also, the question can be really boring with things you might have no idea about and that you have never heard of but then there are questions that you know from inside and out.
I wish we did more of the experiment because if we did more of it last week we could have gotten more things done and that would be perfect. It is due next week on Friday which is really soon since we have only started on Tuesday and that is really hard because we have less than two weeks since we started.
This week I will be structuring my weekly reflection a bit differently I will be writing one pro one con and of course one thing that I think I should have done. The pro will be getting a lot of time to read, the con will be having so much own it that I got quite tired of it and the thing I could have done, well I guess you will have to read on to find out!
You may be wondering why reading would be a pro, well I guess there are a lot of reasons but the main one is that I found a new book that I love called “The One And Only Ivan”. It is about a gorilla trapped in his domain and about his friends in the other domain, it is very entertaining and tells me about his past and the present. There has been a bit of drama lately because a new animal has entered the group and it is a baby elephant taken from her home, her name is ruby. I think it was an extremely good choice for picking up this book and reading it I am happy I did not just skim past it like I do with so many other books.
First I will tell you what own it is, it is basically a subject where we can do whatever we want from a list of chosen things including Literacy and Mathematics. I didn’t like this week’s own it because there was so much of it at once but I also didn’t really like the things we got to choose from that might be because there was no big project and I love doing a big project. Especially when there is a deadline racing towards you like a car on a green light, that may sound weird but I work a lot better under pressure because I do not get as distracted as I would with no deadline.
I think I what I would have done differently is I would have done more math and less of read theory, read theory is a website that you can do random quizzes it is really very fun. I would do that because today I was completely rushing the math trying to get it down. In the end, I did finish it but I did a little bit of a sloppy job doing it. I really hate that feeling of non-self accomplishment I don’t really know if anyone else has that well I really don’t like it.
Thank you so much for reading my reflection I hope you enjoyed it more than the other ones I have made and please comment if this way of organizing okay goodbye.
This week I did lots of things, I mean it is the first week of grade 6! Mainly there are 4 things that I did I think we can start with what I think is the least important.
This week I started playing the ukelele in the performing arts, it was the first time I had ever played so I was definitely not too amazing. One of the more irritating things that happen after you play the ukulele is that you get calluses on the side of your fingers because we weren’t allowed to play with a pick which was as I said earlier it was very annoying!
Something else that we did is that in physical education we are learning how to play badminton and this week I learned how to serve! It took a while for me to learn because I usually play tennis and I am used to having a shorter racket so I decided to try holding the birdie (badminton ball) right above the face of my racket and then letting go and swing right when I let go and that is how I learned how to swing a badminton racket.
This week I also completed the week 1 math one day early, we did patterning in the math this week and probably what the hardest thing was that we had to have a blank piece of paper and write down numbers 1-20 and do a pattern for each number and lets say if it was pattern 8 it would somehow have to relate to 8 so 8 would have to be the key or the solution.
The final important thing I think I did this week is starting our personalized work which is basically where we get a list of things that we can do and chose what out of the list we do and when. I wanted to finish the week one math for one of the things I would do for two periods (80 mins) and that is also how I finished the week one math.
I hope you enjoyed reading my weekly reflection and didn’t think it was too much of a bore to read it all and please give me feedback in the comment section below! Once again thank you for reading!
Yesterday the whole lower school and middle school watched a movie called Screenagers in the Auditorium. Screenagers is a documentary about how kids in some schools use cell phones way too much and it is also about how it affects the children. The school system about cell phones was different from our school because they could use their cell phones inside the school but in our school, we cannot.
I think the screenagers movie was very interesting one of the things it taught me and that was that an average child spends around 6.5 hours a day
This week I started my personal inquiry, so what is a Personal Inquiry well an personal inquiry is a subject of your choice that you can start to study into. I chose evolution because I have always been interested in it but never known the real full picture. In a week and a half our class will sum up all the reasearch we be making an infographic. So Iam really excited about that!
On Monday I had a basement for Chinese and now I will reflect on it. Here is the link to it.
I have to do a star and a wish for how I did. I think that I would get a star for my voice projection because I think I projected my voice so that everyone could hear me. My wish is that I practised more on the script and I wish that I practised more and didn’t make such a big script.