Reflection of the week (Mon, May Ist/Fri, May 2nd)

Reflection of the week (Mon, May Ist/Fri, May 2nd)

This week was a short week because there was Buddha’s day and Labour’s day, but we did many things.

 

The first thing that I want to show you is coding. On the last post, I think I posted a blog post of the tessellation. I really like coding, because I go to First coding to learn Java. We are using Scratch to code things. The picture on top is my tessellation. We are doing this because it is helping our mathematics and it is fun to use coding to make things. I chose to write about this because I like to do coding. I still knew a lot of Scratch coding, but I still learnt a lot because we don’t usually use so much math in First code.

 

The second thing is in Visual Arts. We learnt about Leonardo Da Vinci. We did it because we are learning about artist. We learnt about the mysteries of Mona Lisa. We also learnt he was an inventor too. I chose to write about this because I like to learn about the paintings that artists and what artist draw. I also like about the history of things, like paintings and invention.

 

Overall I had a great week by learning about these things

 

Hajime:)

Scratch Coding

Scratch Coding

We used scratch to make a tessellation. The tessellation can be made forever but if it touches the edge, it ruins the tessellation. On the first time I just made a shape but I tried and tried and thinked and actually, I made the tessellation. The hardest part was to calculate the degrees and the steps to calculate. I used the clues that Ms Fung told us. I learnt about the codes that makes the code. Because I finished the challenge. I am trying to make arrangements to make it much more creative and much more fun.

 

Hajime:)

Did technology made our life easier? (Persuasive writing)

Did technology made our life easier? (Persuasive writing)

I think the technology like iPhone and Mac made our life easier and better for human to live.

 

Firstly, technology can be used on communicating with other people. People can use Email or phone calls to communicate. These Email and phone calls takes seconds to communicate with other people. It can also be environmentally friendly because you don’t have to buy paper every time. You can also send photos without printing them out.

 

Secondly, you can use computer or technology to make things. For example, you can make a poster, blueprint, drawing, etc. These things may be faster made because you can type the words. It is easier to make because you don’t have to draw every picture or write every word in the poster or whatever you’re trying to make. If you erase and erase again and again, the mark might stay forever and it might not be neat.

 

Lastly, you can do research on technology. It has to be faster than books or other ways to research because for books, you have to look for the right book to research or the appropriate book to research on. Technology is very convenient than other ways to research because there is tons of websites that tells one topic. There are so many that you can get more info in a limited time.

 

Overall, I think people should use technology in their daily life to help them make their life a easier place

 

 

Hajime:)

What we did this week (Wed 18th-Fri 21th)

What we did this week (Wed 18th-Fri 21th)

This week in Visual art, we learnt about a famous painter named Matisse. He started painting when he was very young, but when he got older, he got cancer, meaning he couldn’t paint anymore, but he started making cutouts of pictures. He cut paper and he taped it on his canvas and also on walls of his house. We did this activity because to learn about famous painters and how the painters drew and the type of art he drew. I chose to write about this topic because it was very educational to me and it is fun to learn about other painters. First we watched a video on Youtube about his paintings and his cutouts and then we tried to use his idea and make cutouts of beautiful places or some students made random cutouts. It was very fun to make the cutouts and I felt very creative and enthusiastic about this learning of Matisse.

What we learnt this week(Mar 20/Mar 24)

What we learnt this week(Mar 20/Mar 24)

This week, the thing that I learnt the most is in Visual arts. We learnt about a famous painter, Vincent van Gogh. We learnt what paintings he drew and what was his life. I chose to write about this because I think it was very educational and very fun to learn about his life and his paintings. We watched a video about him and we also read a book about a story based on him. I learnt about his life and his life was very poor. He drew paintings that was very weird like the Starry Night. When he was alive, everybody was into realistic painting and sketches. But because he drew paintings that were different, people in those times didn’t like what he drew. He couldn’t sell most of his paintings, so I learnt that he had a very hard life.

 

Hajime:)

Tundra Mind-Map

Tundra Mind-Map

This picture on the top is a mind-map of the tundra. I used BrainPop to make the mind-map and also used it to research what is tundra. I have one example, and many facts about the different types of tundra. There are three types of tundra on Earth. The Arctic tundra, Antarctic tundra and the Alpine tundra.

First, the Arctic tundra is a cold desert formed 10,000 years ago when it was the ice age. Glaciers covered most of the North America, and when the Earth got hotter by the sun, glaciers  backed away leaving the flattened tundra. It is on the top of North pole where there is Greenland, Alaska, Canada, Europe and Russia. There is no trees so it is a flat land. Tundra in Russian means treeless plain. This depends on where you are in the Arctic tundra,

Temperatures vary, but it is usually cold all the time. At winter, the average temperature is below zero and, it can go to minus 90s. In the summer, you will mostly not find the temperature above 50 degrees. When the temperature goes up, the snow melts and turns into water pools and the ground gets very spongy. With the water, these plants like bushes, grass and flowers grow. Under the spongy ground, it is permafrost that is cold and frozen all year around. But in these weathers, many kind of animal still make home.

The Antarctic tundra is the same thing as the Arctic tundra but instead of flowers and bushes, they grow Lichens, mosses and and algae.

The Alpine tundra is everywhere around, not like the Arctic and Antarctic tundra. You can find it on top of mountains above the tree line. In the Alpine tundra, the weather is very harsh, it has heavy snowfall and high, strong winds. But still in these conditions and the weather, animals and plants still survive.

The tundra is also connected the environment. Tracks made by transportation like cars, trucks and buses can be there for 30 years or more. These means every tundra is very fragile.

Hajime:)

Things that I learnt this week (Feb/12 to Feb/17)

Things that I learnt this week (Feb/12 to Feb/17)

On the week, we did the project for visual arts. We are all making different products and we have to make a Eco Friendly Packaging for the product. My product is a Bamboo water bottle and I want to make a simple packaging for the product.

 

I chose to talk about this project because I think it was very educational for me and it teached me a lot of things. The teacher also talked about the colours that represent the meaning of ECO. We have to make the packaging for the product. We also have to make your company’s name and the logo for it. The teacher teached us about how these packaging for the product affects our world and the pollution.
Hajime:)

Comparing Advertisement

Comparing Advertisement

Last week, we made a poster about iPod advertisements. We had two advertisements (poster) and we wrote persuasive techniques on the poster under each pictures. On the bottom, we compared which one was better and why was it bad.

 

This picture on the top is our poster. The one on the left used colour and words that pops out. One of the sentence is bold because it’s the most important thing that they want to tell to people who buy their products. It is very simple so it’s very easy for people to see. It also tells us more info(name of the product). You can tell that it is new because it says “Get your groove on. In four new colours.”

 

On the right one, it has the logo on the top so it tells what company made this product. The person on the advertisement is happy, so it tells us if you buy the product, you can be happy and excited. The background also stands out because the colour is is green. It is also big so it is easier for people to see. It also says the description of the iPod on the bottom. The iPod also stands out because the it’s white.

 

Our group thought that the left advertisement is better because it’s more neat. It is also clear to for other people to understand the product they’re trying to sell. There is more info than the right one. There is more colour so everything stands out. Our group thought the right one is too plane because they didn’t write anything. It used less colour than the left advertisement. We also agreed that the words on the bottom is too small.
Hajime:)

Things that we learnt this week (Feb/6-10)

Things that we learnt this week (Feb/6-10)

I think that the most important things that we learnt this week is the filming techniques. We made a video (commercial) and we also used iMovie to rearranged the video. We also used some different kinds of shots. We made this video because we are going to make a commercial by a iPad and iMovie by ourselves. I chose to write this because it was related to our Unit of Inquiry and I am also a Digital Ambassadors so I should also remember these things to help other people in my class. We learnt about how to take care of these equipment, and how to use the equipment like the iPad’s and how to use iMovie. We also learnt about the Camera angles and when the camera angle is used (what feelings does it have).
Hajime:)

Newton’s Laws of Motion Mind Map

Newton’s Laws of Motion Mind Map

This Mind Map on the top is all about the Newton’s 3 Laws of Motion.

The first law is an object in motion will stay in motion, and an object at rest will stay at rest unless an unbalanced force acts on it. For example, if you are driving a car, when it stops suddenly, the things on the car will fall off. That is when the unbalanced force acts. Friction is a resistance caused by any two objects in contact and it always act in the opposite direction of that force.

The second law is when an object that has an unbalanced force acting on it will accelerate in the direction of that force. Every time, Gravity pulls the mass toward the centre of the Earth. The upward normal force of the ground is pushing up against Gravity(two forces cancel out) so that means that you will not move. When you go on a slide, Gravity wins because of the angle. Gravity wins and you accelerate. In this example, There was net force always acting and making it accelerate is a combination of the normal force and the Gravity.

The third law is force always occur in equal and opposite pairs. If you push a door, it pushes right back at in with equal force. The door was on the one that moved because friction between a person’s feet and the normal force and the gravity.

Hajime:)