Mathematics Assessment Reflection

So Yesterday, we did a math assessment on patterns. I think there are some areas of improvement and some places where I did Well.

I think I could’ve done different strategies to test my theories and check if they work or not. I should also double check my Assessment when I finish. I should’ve also made my explanations easier to understand and make my explanations a bit more logical.

Some things i Think i did well was being able to use strategies we learnt and also to understand everything. But there were a few things I understood, I just didn’t know how to explain in better detail. I think I did well in dissecting the questions.

The math test overall was a little easy in some places but difficult in some places. Finding the rule was a bit more difficult but places where we had to continue the pattern was easy, since it was just adding and subtracting.

 

6C Chubby chickens Party

Today, we had a party to celebrate that we’re officially chubby chickens. We even had a ribbon cutting in front of our class door. We had lots of fun this morning with dance parties, eating contests, egg hunt and much more! This experience also helped us bond as a class and I think one thing we all have in common is music! If you watch the video in our class folder you can clearly see that we’re all dancing and screaming lyrics to a song. Officially, we become chubby chickens after finishing one month of school. Maybe we were a little bit reckless at the party but it was maybe because of sugar.

 

6C – A safe, friendly class.

6C A Safe friendly class

My class, 6C is a safe and friendly class. We’re all focused, positive, inclusive, responsible, supportive, successful, respectful and we’re a community.

 

We’re positive, we always look on the bright side even when there’s shade. Even if we have piles and piles of work, we look forward to when we finish. Nobody has complained about any work or anything so I’d like to think we’re positive. When we heard our class party would be moved to next week instead we didn’t say aw or anything like that. We all just look forward to the party next week.

 

We’re focused and successful. We don’t stay off task and we rarely waste our time. We try to be as productive as we can and try our best. But even if we do get off task, we’d get caught. Our class has lots of work completed anyways.

 

We’re Supportive and inclusive. We support each other even through loads of work. When we work in groups, We’re always welcoming others (especially the new students) so they don’t feel left out. We support other’s ideas by trying to improve them. Like our Divisibility rules, we told each other what was right, wrong and what we could improve on.

 

We’re respectful and responsible, we don’t invade each other’s privacy. We know what we should do and what we shouldn’t do. We don’t touch others things without permission and we know the boundaries.  We follow the school guidelines and stay safe.

 

And lastly, We’re a community. Even if we fight at times, we’re still stuck with each other for the rest of the year. We might as well get along if we are staying together for the rest of the year. We do a lot of things together, games, work and other sort of things. When we had a class discussion, everybody contributed and shared their ideas.

 

1st Week of 6C

Summer is over and School has begun! Even though I miss my summer holiday, this is how my first week of school in 6C began.

 

When I walked in, the classroom was neat and organized. All the stationary in the shelves or on the shelves, the tables were big and they were spread around the classroom but in a neat way. The papers and books were neatly stacked in the shelves. The classroom was giving me a cozy/comfy vibe.

 

Then, I met my classmates and teachers. First, I met my teacher. Mr.Mark. He’s a nice teacher and he’s also pretty funny. And he doesn’t make us a lot of unnecessary work :D! And then My classmates, they were all a bit awkward and first but turns out they were all really energetic, encouraging and fun!

 

Things were a bit different from last year but overall, everything is almost the same. The classroom was definitely bigger and more spacious. The Environment also felt very welcoming and comfortable.

 

So far, the good things are that the room is more spacious, the environment is very cozy and everything in this classroom is fun. The not so great thing is that I don’t have many friends in this class. But I still have a few.

 

My thoughts and Feelings so far, I felt a bit nervous when I first walked in since I didn’t have a lot of friends. And the atmosphere at first was awkward. But once I got to know everyone, I’m actually excited to work with everyone!

 

The actual things we did was, we played a game called TV where we had to chase each other with whiteboard erasers on our heads. We also did a placemat to see the variety of our class and turns out the variety was pretty wide.

 

Anyways, that was most of the thoughts, feelings and Activities I experienced on my first week of school.

 

Probability Simple Monty Hall

In math, we talked about SimpleMontyHall. Everyone knows how this game works right? Anyways,  all of them start as 1/3.  if one of the possibilities are crossed out, then one of the possibilities becomes 2/3. If you stay at that door your chances are still 1/3 because you didn’t move so that means the possibility that got ruled out made it when you switch your chances are 2/3.  Which means if you stay at your door your chances will still remain 1/3 but then that means the other door has the chance of 2/3 from the door that got ruled out because if the door you’re staying at is 1/3 then the rest of the chances must be in the other door.

Atoms

Welcome back to my blog. Yesterday, we learnt atoms, neutrons and electrons. We read a book called Eddie the electron. It basically talked about an electrons inside a balloon and he lives alone with another dude but then the balloon pops and he meets a lot of other electrons. We also watched a brainpop video about atoms and how they work.

 

A few interesting things I found out about Atoms were that the nucleus is the middle of the atom. Protons + Neutrons surrounded by electrons = Atom :O! Different amounts of protons and neutrons could  makes significant impacts. Atoms were discovered in ancient greece though, it was just a theory. That theory was proved in the 1800’s. This is what we learnt in the brainpop video.

 

I had a question that brainpop and Eddie the electron didn’t answer. What would happen if there were no electrons? What would be the impact on atoms? I found An article in Quota and this is what I got from it. Earth would explode due to the fact that repulsion between the protons and neutron in the earth’s atoms. Then soon after that, the galaxy would slowly disappear in a black hole. I looked at another site I found that if someone walked into a zone with no electrons then it would cause a nuclear explosion.And one funny thing that stuck in my mind was Mr.Atoms lolol (Mr.Adams) Maybe he secretly is an atom?! DUN DUN DUNNNNNNN!

 

That’s what I learnt from yesterday and today (after researching about atoms). And It was pretty dope. Maybe I could learn more? I’m not sure

What am I interested in?

What I’m interested in? I’m interested in a lot of things but what I’m really somewhat passionate/interested in is coding. Coding is basically just putting things together, designing, thinking, math (sometimes) and a ton of other things. Lots of people think coding is really complex and that most of it is binary and complicated text. But that’s not exactly true. There are many ways to code and many programs that help you code. You’re also secretly coding when you type :D. You’re giving the computer something to do (a signal) and that’s what coding basically is. Coding can also be challenging. If there’s something wrong with your code, you’d have to figure out why it doesn’t work and How can you fix it. But of course, as humans we don’t have the answer to everything. If you can’t figure it out, usually what i do is I ask an expert for help or I go on google and search the code or a guide for the program I’m using (eg: Codecademy(Javascript)).

Some examples of programs or programs that I personally use: Scratch, a very easy coding site but it can only create the simplest of apps. But, people challenge themselves and make things a lot more complex by adding extra files and variables. This is where I started and I think it’s very educational and fun for beginners. AppInventor: It has the same concept as scratch but there’s a lot of more complicated blocks that makes things easier to work with if you are making a really complex app. Also what I like about app inventor is that there’s a design mode! You can add buttons and labels and timers and sliders and much more! Another thing is that with app inventor is that you can actually download your come onto your android phone with a QR code.

 

Another app that i recommend is Python. I’ve never used it but I did some research and it’s a start to javascript but you have all the commands you would have from scratch or app inventor. If you don’t know what a javascript code looks like this is an example → answers = random.randint(1,8);. It is the starter to java script and it’s very simple. The next App ( the last) would be code academy (the school also uses to teach computer science in the upper school). I tried the tutorial and i still haven’t finished but it also uses javascript and it’s a little complicated to me :d but coding is challenging yourself right? There’s a lot of things to remember when you do javascript.

 

Anyways, I think I talked / wrote to much… Oh well. I’ve kinda dropped the coding thing now but I do have a coding ASA every Wednesday. There’s a lot of stuff to do because it is the end of grade 5 after all. And I wanna sleep :3. Maybe in the holidays I’ll start again? I dunno but I hope I do!

 

 

 

My responsibility as a 5a student?

In class, we discussed something about the 5 most important ingredients for a good classroom. Here were my points (they may have changed a little):

Having a positive attitude

Having a positive attitude is very important. Students can have fun learning and teachers can help with whatever the students need. To do this, we must have to think about the bright side. The glass is half full not half empty. Being enthusiastic about learning new things and being a risk taker.

Fair rules and Fairness in the classroom

Fairness is also very important. I think that if teachers respect their students,  students should also respect them. Also fair rules which means that students can show their full potential in learning if the rules are fair and teachers can support them. We can achieve this if students can respect teachers and not interrupt or chat while the teacher is talking and basic manners too. If students can achieve somewhat of this there should be somewhat of a reward.  After all, students do like rewards ;D

Basic school supplies (pens, pencils, paper etc.)

Oh! Of course! School supplies!!! What would a school be without them? Without these, students wouldn’t be able to express themselves freely and lots of projects that we can enjoy doing, probably wont be something we’ll be doing again. Therefor, if we keep the supplies and maybe even more supplies, students will feel encouraged to do the things they love.

Fair amounts of work (including homework)

Fair amounts of work is really valuable to students. We don’t want to do something 10 times again and again which trains your brain to do the same thing. Like, your math homework tonight is to figure out what 1+1 is. Your homework for tomorrow is to figure out what 1×1 is. I’m sure you wouldn’t want that day after day if you were a student. Also at school, we don’t want to hear the same old 1+1. Teachers could teach us things REVOLVING 1+1. We can get this by persuading your teacher that this extra work is very unreasonable and give him/her a good reason 😉 or earn their trust so they can trust you to do only a little.

SAFETY (supposed to be safety 1st but meh)

Lastly, Buckle up your seat belts, safety first! Safety is the MOST important out of all.Which is why at school we practice fire drills and shelter drills. But what if there’s more? Bad things could happen to students mentally and physically. If you feel sick start to wash your hands more often and go to the nurse. If the nurse tells you to stay at school, make sure you keep good hygiene so you wont infect anyone else. For safety mentally… If you are having some problems about you, people who are around you or whatever, talk to a teacher or our school counselor Ms.Lora to lend a hand. If not, talk to a trusted adult or just anyone you trust overall.

That was basically what I think are the best ingredients for a classroom and as my responsibility as a 5A student to try my best to make these things happen.

我的電影

在中文課以前的兩個星期,我們在做一部電影,我和Caitlyn在一組。電影裡有一個中心思想,我的組的中心思想是不要放棄。我覺得我的組做得好,因為我們的工作是很公平。我們會一起再看多一次看有沒有不好的地方。還有,我們在一起合作。下次我會編輯好一點還有我也會寫多一點在劇本上因為劇本是Caitlyn做的然後電影是我做的。 這是我們上中文課做的。https://scratch.mit.edu/projects/196518503/#player <– 電影

HWOO Blog post

 HWOO Blog post

In our class, we’re just about to finish our unit How we organize ourselves. The central idea was: Being Organized Empowers us to take action more effectively. Our lines of inquiry is how to develop actions that are effective, reasons why people organize themselves and interactions between parts and people within.  The way an organization empowers itself effectively is by having multiple people working together to make one great thing. With that we need leaders to tell them what to do like the board of executives. Speaking of leaders…

The type of leader I thought I was is the Visioner. Which means I’m imaginative, Passionate and I have the courage to dream. The tasks I would do is projects and proposals, mission statements, long term planning and Media relations. Speaking of that, some of the things I have as a gift is being a good writer because, I’m very creative and I can come up with a plot anytime and write it down. I’m also an artist (in coding) like I can understand lots of components in programs and use them for games. I’m also good listener because in group conversations, I listen to people’s ideas and add my own ideas back onto it. Lastly, I’m bilingual. I often help my friends with things they don’t understand in subjects I’m good at like coding or writing or something like that.

 

In class, we started to do something for this charity called two presents. For our group, our leader was Caitlyn and she was very organised so we finished very quickly. I would do all the techy stuff with the pixels, sizing and printing while Caitlyn and Chloe made a hand drawn one. Chloe would be the assistant and help with paper cutting and finding images or something. When me and Caitlyn had something to do Chloe would help us multitask. Which is why we worked very efficient in our group. When two present came to check our work, they were very pleased but we had a few errors like forgetting to write G5 cdnis and the shape but otherwise we did a good job.  Some difficulties were that our group wasn’t participating and we weren’t committed to make the card but our group was committed to help the charity so that’s why we thought about if we finished the card we would help the charity. So we finished the card and in 2-3 weeks.

 

What I learnt from that unit is about kids who suffer in world problems. Like child labour, human trafficking, poverty and world hunger. I also learnt that we’re really lucky. What we’ve learnt is connected to the central idea because when we learnt about the kids that suffered, it empowered us to help them by helping this charity called two presents. The ways to develop actions that are effective is through the design cycle. Empathise,  Define, Ideate, Prototype and Test. The interactions between parts and people in companies is people is a part of a company, people work to make some of the parts like goals and accomplishing them. The reasons why people organize themselves is so they can focus, get their jobs done and accomplish their goal like maybe their goal is to help people in world hunger so if they organize themselves, they could help the people who suffer in world hunger.