Weekly Reflection

This week felt very long.

For PE, we have been doing badminton which is very fun for me. I was able to improve on my hitting and I was able to also be able to hit ummm the smashes.

In PA, we are still working on our ukelele and we are also learning how to play simple songs while singing it

In class at homeroom, we are mostly focusing on the learning “own it”.

Weekly Reflection

In this week, we have done a lot of fun activities.

This week, we met our buddies which we were all waiting for the whole year. I was able to meet my buddy named Tyler. He was very shy though very caring and thoughtful to others. He likes to draw and write and has a brother in Grade 4 or 5. Other students in our class were also able to meet our buddies and it was very fun for our class and also my buddies class too.

This week for our learning, we focused on what I or we were passionate about and made a product that shows what we are passionate about, and relate it to the Central idea and the learning. It was kind of a passion project thing, and it was very fun for me. I and my friends presented about coding because it was very different and unique from others. I also got to look at others presentations too which was also very creative.

Overall, I think that this week was a very exciting week for me with all the project stuff.

Thanks

My Reflection (this week)

This week was a very long week for me. Our class have done a lot of activities and have done things that I have never done before.

On the first two days of the week, me and my group have lead the class to do the Bingo game for the morning meeting. This was to give chances for students in my class to know each other in the class. This has worked well and people in my class have been able to know each others names and know some fun facts about them. Another game that we did in was using a string so we could throw the string to the other person on the other side of the circle and we would be able to make a web. The web turned very well, though I think that we could have done a better job so we could not get the strings tangled.

Throughout the week, our class have been making our essential agreements and signing them. We also read a book named Shi-Shi-Etko. This book was about a girl who was living with a native family. The girl lived in Canada, and as the law was to get native children to boarding school, the girl and the family was going to be away for months and years. There was also a part of the story about a memory bag and putting things that symbolize the native family. We took notes and tried to look at what the author was trying to tell us the readers.

For the unit Who We Are (WWA), we have looked at the central idea, “Exploring issues, interests, and passions inspires change” and looked at the meanings of the central idea and what it is trying to tell us. Our class found out that the central idea and the whole unit was related to our PYP Exhibition.

In our class, Mr.Brodie our teacher told us to own our learning. Our teacher gave us some things that we could do, and we students planned our own schedules per person and we were able to work freely on our schedules. On the program “Own it”, I did a project about my passions, and also a thing about a math pre-assessment too.

In Visual Arts (VA), we learned how to write nice and neat words by using pop sickle sticks, ruler, and a pencil. This was a great learning for me because I could use this technique when making posters and when writing nice words.

In Physical Education (PE), the whole grade is focusing on badminton. We are learning about smashes and types of hitting the shuttle. We are also trying to learn some rules in badminton. Though this week, we are focusing on taking down the nets and taking them up again.

In Performing Arts (PA), our unit is about Ukulele. We are learning how to play cords on the Ukulele and to play the tones. Everyone thought that it was fun, though it was not fun for me because I got a blister afterschool.

Overall, this week was a fun and exciting with new experiences that I made.

FIRST WEEK OF G6

I have completed the first week of GRADE 6!

It is so amazing to see new faces from all parts of the world, especially from Hong Kong. I am in a great class with Mr Brodie with our teacher. I and my classmates had a good time this week planning the classroom design and the class. I am with a group of people who are trying to figure out a way to get to know each other’s names and ages in a fun and unique way, so our group made a bingo sheet where we could know some facts about each student in the class. One big thing that is very different to games like this is that it is very fun to play for everyone, and no one will be left out. People will all be engaged and students who are shy will really good at speaking to others too.

We did activities with Ms Annie, which we wrote down personal favourite things to ready our brains to Chinese because we haven’t done any Chinese work in the summer.

For physical education (PE), in the unit, we are going to focus on badminton. We are learning to put up and down the net and understand how to play badminton and all the rules.

For performing arts (PA), we are going to be doing something a little bit different from last year, and we are going to mainly focus on pieces of music. Our dances will be moved to PE. I am very sad the PE classes may be change to dance classes, though I am very excited about learning how to play the ukulele.

Our Fashion Show

Hello and Happy Chinese New Year (Happy Australia’s Day a bit late for that). Before the CNY break, we had a lot of things to do and one of the most important ones was the AIR (Artists in Residence). We had a Fashion Show and we had to make our own clothes (we had to still wear real clothes under) using recyclable stuff. Our group agreed to make a rugby T-shirt, but they didn’t show us any boys examples, so we had to create it by ourselves.

We made our T-shirt and pants using recycled paper. It was a very bad idea to use paper for the pants because it kept on ripping but the T-shirt was fine and very well looking. We wrote numbers on the back (just like real players) and we also put our company name (it’s not a real name) Hong Kong Rugby Sportswear.

We actually did really good on that project, but days before the fashion show (As you know) the Hong Kong Government shut down all schools because of influenza going on in Hong Kong. Our school is a private school, (I don’t know why) but they shut down our school too and our fashion show was canceled. We were very disappointed because we worked very hard on our clothes. We were still happy too because we had 1 more week added to our CNY holiday. I think this week was a very happy and disappointing week.

Hajime:)

This Weeks Review

This Weeks Review

This is our first week in 2018!!  This week was a very fun week. This week, we put legs on our robots. We put the legs on our robots because we will need it for our fashion show. With our class, we will have our robots in our fashion show and we are going to make a costume for our robots. BIG shout out to the Artists and Residence for helping us to make our clothes for the fashion show.

Hajime:)

Happy Christmas!!

Happy Christmas everyone!! Today, I have finished my first term of my school! I am very excited for my Christmas Break. This break, I am going to Japan and ski there! I have been working a lot this week. We have been doing our maths, literacy and most importantly, our Unit of Inquiry. This last week is kind of a resting week because we have been doing a lot of work. This term was the longest term in our school. We have finished our work faster than any other class! I really like this year’s teacher because our teacher finishes everything fast.

Overall, the term was very fun. HAPPY CHRISTMAS

单元反思问题 Questions for Unit Reflection

单元反思问题 Questions for Unit Reflection  

Refer to your learning materials and story workbooks

  1. 在这个单元里你学了什么?
  • 不同的交流方法
  • 负责任地和别人交流
  1. 你经常用什么方法和别人交流?
  2. 你可以怎么负责任地和别人交流?

 

想一想、写一写:

1.在这个单元里,我学了新词语和别人负责任得说话。

2.当别人交流的时候,我经常用语言,写电邮,打电话和给留言。

3.当别人说话的时候,我应该听他们说话。

The Guest Speaker

The Guest Speaker

This week, we had a guest speaker today. This guest speaker’s name is David Livingstone. He was a child soldier and he has escaped and made a organisation which is helping child soldiers out of their very dangerous circumstances. The organisation’s name is Salt & Light®. He has been a child soldier and had to go through his early days. These circumstances include killing his friends, shooting with guns and walking for one week without a break. This was very hurting for me because I have never knew these very violent things were happening in the world and even to kids. He has said that these kids were not able to go to school and have education. These people will grow up without knowing how to even read or write. This means that child soldiers is a very big problem because they cannot go to school. If these people were able to escape the war zone, they would need to walk to the central city. If they go thought that, they would be arrested because the government will think that you are a spy who is spying on the central city. This would mean going to a war prison. They mostly die in the prison camp because of starvation but this person was very lucky and was let go by a old man in the prison. Now that I have listened to David Livingstone, I have now felt like I would want people to take action into child soldiers. I feel that other people need to know about this act and everyone is going to make actions to help these children escape the war and put them into school to have education have a great future. This blog post is not about telling you about the guest speaker. This blog post is to RAISE AWARENESS in child soldiers. I think this is a very important task to do even before solving other problems. These children has a future.

 

Hajime

Visual Art project

Visual Art project

In our Unit of Inquiry, we are working a project (My project is the picture on the top). This is a peace flag that I have made. It was also my first project to use the sewing machine. I sewed most of my things using my hand. It was really cool to use the sewing machine. The sewing machine was really cool because it all moved my itself. I have only saw my mom using the sewing machine but this time I did it by myself. I have researched a lot of peace signs and other things related to peace. I have used cloth markers and also used felt and clothes. We made our backgrounds by dipping paint in our piece.

 

Hajime:)