≈≈YOUNG AMERICANS≈≈

This week, we had the Young Americans come and be with us from LA. Throughout the week, we were practicing and learning dance moves for our performance.

At first, I was very nervous about my performance because I had 2 solo’s that we had to do for our performance. Remembering the dance moves and the transitions was hard because we had to learn it using most of the 2 days that we only had.

Being able to perform with friends and other YA members were really fun though. At the end of the first day, some of the YA members were like best friends we knew from a long time ago. I have never thought of the practices to be fun and active but I was sweating every time when we had a break time. It was fun to do other activities not related to our performance such as song making. We also put in some acting parts on our show which we actually were supposed to learn it just for fun. I think that this experience also gave me courage and commitment for my future.

Camp Reflection

This year, the camp was very fun, exciting and energetic. It was a good experience for me and my friends to do a lot of activities that are active and interesting. We were able to learn a lot of facts or hacks for making a bonfire or washing all of the lifeguards after our activities.

Responsibility was one of the biggest things that we have learned to do in camp. We cleaned and did all of our activities ourselves which let us learn more about how responsible we have to be when we are in the social life after university. This makes us be more mature too. Being able to do activities while learning about responsibility was a fun and weird experience for me.

The activities were the most exciting parts of the whole camp. This was because all of the activities were active and it took everyone out of their homes and got them to have an opportunity to have fun outdoor. This fun, outdoor activities have helped students in my group be more interested in nature and being able to go outdoors and do active activities instead of watching tv or playing video games.

In conclusion, I think that being able to have the experience in camp have taught me many facts about the wonder of nature. It also teaches me to be more responsible to clean up or tidy up ourselves after anything we do

Weekly Reflection

I felt that this week was a long and exciting week for me.

My proposal for my exhibition is coming soon next week, and I am getting sorted out of what I am going to share with the teachers. The topic that I am going to present is related to rockets because I have many wonders about the functions, connections and the causation of the rockets.

Our class also went on the field trip to a place called Oxfam, where we learned about inequality and how people living in China who has the farm residence. This is because people who have the farm residence has many limitations to work, home and family. In the presentation, we have heard that the people are treated unfairly and that some people actually suicide because of these problems.

I am also working on my proposal because I am going to have it next week. I am proposing for my exhibition so that I will be able to do this. I have been planning for over a month with information that I am going to share with the teacher. I am really excited.

Weekly Reflection

This week was a very fun week. We are about to have our Halloween party!! I am very excited because we will be able to watch a movie. This is going to be very fun because I am able to see many costumes which are all very creative. The movie is going to be the most exciting part. I am also excited to look at the halloween assembly.

We have also learned using the new applications for the robots to learn how to send and receive messages between robots

Goals until the December Break

Today, I set up 3 goals that I set up until the December break with a lot of learning strategies that I could use when learning at school and at home.

The first goal is to learn more and use advanced and interesting vocabs to make my essays and stories more interesting for readers to read them. Ways to achieve this goal is by finding words that I don’t understand the meaning of. Then I could search up the word on a dictionary or online on websites and I could then record the word on a piece of paper and the meaning near the word. I could use the paper to read and review the word(s) every day to remember it. I will be able to find the words on a book or on an article. I could write the meaning of it in a booklet which is named “Personal Glossary”. I can review it after or before I go to school. I will know that I have achieved this goal when I remember several words every month.

The second goal is the be more reflective by reviewing goals and work that I have done before because I usually don’t review my old work. A way to do this is by looking at notebooks and works that we have done. Next, I can look at the mistakes that I have made and review them. Then I can remember the mistake and make sure not to make the mistake again. I could look at math, Language and process books for reviewing. I could then find a person to help me check my work and then look at the mistakes to review them. I could review the work that I have done every 2 to 3 weeks so I could remember it.

The third goal is to be more creative by doing and writing work using more creative works. This is because I tend to be really simple and not put any creativity into the work. I could do this by first finding any kind of work that I have to do at school or at home. I will then try to figure out a way to do it more creatively. Next, I will hand the work to a teacher, parent or a friend, so I could get feedback comparing from the work that I have done before. I could find the work that I could do at home or at school. I could find a time where I could put a lot more effort into work. Then I can hear the feedback, and try to improve.

I wish these goals will have an impact on me when doing work at home or at school, and that I could be able to reflect, write and understand challenging words, and also be more creative when doing work.

Weekly Reflection 6

This week was a long week because we did a lot of things that were interesting.

The unit is ending very soon, so I and my other friends have planned an experiment about how acids affect dirty rusty metal. We are starting to plan our experiments such as the material and our hypothesis.

We also had our MAP test which was math. I think that I did really well in the test. I somehow had very hard math problems, so it took me 1 and a half hour to finish 52 problems.

Our grade also went to the book fair to buy brand new books. There were many books ranging from comic to fiction.

 

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.