Ms. Jean

Hi Readers,

Recently for the past 2 weeks, I have been working on Literacy with Ms. Jean, mostly focusing on poetry. In poetry, we learned about Rhymes, Similes, Metaphors Hyperboles, alliteration, onomatopoeia and personification. We also read some poems, like the Iron Man. Today, Recently, we learned about personification. Personification is when you use a non-living object to do something that they can’t do, but only people can do. An example is: The drone ran away as fast as Usain Bolt. The drone flies not runs, so that is an example of personification.

Asbury Trip Blog Post – Reflection

Hi Readers,

 

On Friday, we went to this place in Kowloon called Asbury. It is a medical centre to help people in sub divided homes.

 

1. What are the most important furniture for you? (Name three items)

To me, I think the most important furnitures are (Desk, Chair, Bed)

2. What are the most important electrical appliances for you? (Name
three items)

To me, I think the most important electrical appliances are ( Air-Con, Water Boiler, Clock)

3. Is it available to place all the above items in sub-divided unit?

Yes, but there may not be enough money to support every sub-divided home with every single piece of furniture

4. Imagine that if you live in the subdivided unit, how to make use of the space to place those kinds of items? What is your tradeoff?

I would just fence off a space for my bed, next to a wall. Then I may either put some furnitures next or in front of it. Then I will put a desk wherever there is space left. Then I will put the Water Boiler on the desk.

5. What are the differences between your home and the subdivided unit?

The sub-divided homes are just literally one big room that has all the essentials. It is like a helpers room, but a bit bigger and you have to fit everything in it. Thus, the helper doesn’t need to put everything in her room, but you do in your sub-divided home.

6. How do you feel about this visiting experience?

I feel a lot of empathy for the people living in sub-divided homes, because our homes are way bigger and have more resources in them. We take things for granted, as for the sub-divided home I went to, there wasn’t even a shower place.

7. What would you do to serve our community to be a better place?

We can go shopping for some essential needs, not wants. On the field trip, we bought 5 Oranges, 3 Broccoli’s, and 2 rolls of toilet paper

 

Pokfulam Village

Hi Readers,

 

Yesterday, we wet to Pokfulam Village! It was a nice sight, and It’s my first time going to a village. Looking at the circumstances, they don’t have AC, and even if they do, I saw some AC’s broken outside. We also saw the hay dragon, and I took some photos. I encountered some dogs, and they were barking at us. Some classmates made the “woof” sound back at the dog, which I think that it is just intimidating the dog. We also went to the hay silo, it was old and wrapped around netting. We saw the dairy farm 1895 headquarters. The most interesting part, I think is the houses. I saw one that had the door open, and when we looked inside, I saw 2 photos, rusted stairway, peeling paint on the walls and cobwebs everywhere. It looked like a haunted house to me.

 

Reflections:

  1. I don’t necessarily feel bad for those people living in the villages because they look happy and have some modern stuff. One of the houses had a chandelier in it! Our apartment doesn’t even have that. They also have TV, so I think they are just like us, but a less quality house and a bigger community.

Grade 5 CAMP

Hi Readers,

On October 11-13, we did grade 5 camp! We did it at Tai Tam Scout Centre. For the first day, we arrived at 9:00 AM and we organized our group. For group #2, (my group) we had Coach Barry and Coach Tom. The first activity we did was kayaking. Before we did that, Coach Barry told us Coach Tom is a kayaking champion in some activities, (not the Olympics)and he is a great teacher for kayaking. Then we hopped into the kayaks and paddled and paddled! At one point, one of our teammates can jump into the water with our lifejackets. I hopped in first, and I was afraid that the jellyfish will sting me. But then I overcame my fears was just not to go inside the water, just stay on top. After we did kayaking, we walked across the road to the pier. There, we did some raft building.

 

 

For raft building, our team came up to make a triangle shape with 3 tires inside, using figure-8’s and square knots. The first team of girls went, and we raced each other in time. The girls got a grand total score of 1:58 seconds, and we got a score of 1:17 seconds. After we celebrated our victory, we ate some Brownie and Fig Bars. I got a fig bar, and I don’t really like fig, so we traded a brownie bar if we had one and a fig bar if we had one too. Like that, everyone got 1 brownie and fig bar! After we did raft building, we met at the yard, and Coach Stig came and sent us to our Dormitories and Tents. The people from groups 1-6 get the dormitories first, and groups 7-11 get the tents first. Our group took the bath first and organized our beds to eat dinner. After we had dinner, Coach Barry gave us a riddle to solve. For one moment, all of us thought the riddle was creepy, and Mischa thought that time stopped in the riddle. It gave us some really serious nightmares to one of our group members. I did not really have nightmares because I was awake the whole time because of some boys that were hyper-energetic in the night. In the night, I couldn’t sleep because my Dorm-mates were making fart sounds and gossiping, so I couldn’t sleep all night. At one point, someone thought I was asleep, so he took my sleeping bag off and stuffed some cheese puffs inside my mouth. But at that point, I had enough, so I spit it out and into his face. He never bothered to pull pranks on me again that night. I just got up at 3:00 not going to sleep, because at that point I had full energy, and we just played some card games and then it was Dawn. I was the last to pack up because someone was yanking my stuff onto the floor and smacking me in the face with pillows. Then they blamed me for making them late for breakfast (revenge) because they were starving all night. After the horrible night with some crazy maniacs, I went to breakfast to eat cereal.

Overall, camp was really fun, and I loved the star challenge. The only thing I didn’t like is because we were the second group to sleep in the tents, it was all dirty and had dead spiders and an Ant hole inside. I just sprayed some mosquito repellent on myself, but it was too strong and it made our tent full of mosquito repellent, so we couldn’t sleep.

 

Sorry to Lachlan and Shiv.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Goal Setting

Hi Readers,

Today, I released a goal setting DOCUMENT, it is going to be in my red binder. For this goal setting document, I discussed with Mrs.Miller and my parents about it and wrote some goals for myself to improve by Christmas or April. I want to work on some patience and Listening skills for my goal to December.

This is Me!

Hi, Readers!

Well, it’s Hayden, your host for today! I’m in grade 5 now and it’s a new school year. For 2 months I had summer vacation. Today I’m going to share what I have done in the past 3 weeks of grade 5. One of them, which is the title of the blog post is, This Is Me. When we started grade 5, we wanted to know more about our community, so we did a presentation. As a hobby and what I do, I like gaming, that’s why I put a gaming computer and some games. I also go to CDNIS, so I put a Canadian flag and CDNIS logo. I use to go to ICA, so I also have a logo of my old school. I also have headphones, which indicates that I like listening to music. I also have dumbells, which I work out daily.

 

Reflection:

Backward-Looking= In what ways do you think you need to improve? #5

Answer:

Inward-Looking=What did/do you find frustrating about it? #11

Answer:

Outward-Looking=What grade would you give it? Why? #25

Answer:

Forward-Looking=What would you change if you had a chance to do this piece again? #32

Answer: If I had a chance to do this piece again, I would find and prepare some pictures, as I did not have any friend or family pictures to present, Because of that, I can’t put my family photos on and it won’t be a This Is Me.

 

我是一個怎樣的學習者?

 

     我是楊政男。 我的肢體動覺智能特強的。有一次,我在運動會 贏了第二名。我覺得我這樣說給你聽是代表我是以個肢體覺的人。

    我都是一個個邏輯數學智能的人。我的肢體動覺能力比我的數智能強。我為什麼這樣說呢?因為我四歲的時候,我學了很多數學,全班第一名。

Child Labour Simulation!

Hi Readers,

 

This time, i’m going to say something about child labour. Child labour is when children work for more than 13 hours to gain less than 20 cents. 4C have been experienced with a child labour simulator today. This simulator involved a tomb and our class working to make string carpets. The masters are very harsh on us. They will complain on us when we are smiling, tell us to heads down, and also put us in the tomb. In the tomb, you have to stay there for 3 days 3 nights without food and water, pitch dark, and also spiders and cockroaches and scorpions. We also have to get tied up on some leg shackles, not able to escape or move. They also served food ( Good quality ) for us and water to drink for lunch. Then we had to continue our work. In real life child labour, they serve very bad quality foods. After the 30 minutes, they said some information about child labour. Some of my friends didn’t feel comfortable, and the tomb we stayed in was filled with fake cockroaches and dust.

Information:

  • Did you know that when you stick a Hershey’s chocolate bar in your mouth while you’re watching a disney movie on your iphone while wearing gap clothes you are supporting child labor because the many large companies use child labor. Many large companies use child labor, such as, H&M, GAP, Apple, Disney, Forever 21 and Hershey’s, only to name a few.
  • Did you know that there was a kid called Iqbal who had experienced child labor but ended up trying to prevent it! Iqbal helped stop child labor for many years until he was killed when he was 13. Iqbal made great progress in stopping child labor and has inspired many others to take action!
  • Did you know 200 million children today are child labourers today. And 73 million kids below your age are in child labor.
  • Did you know that the kids in child labor eat food during work, so all of the food is covered in dust and is Stale, flavourless, the same thing everyday it’s cheap food. They don’t get to spend time with their parents like you do and everything else that is a privilege.
  • Did you know that some child laborers work from 6 in the morning until 7 at night for less than 20 cents a day.
  • Do you realise that everyday 100s of kids are constantly being trafficked to the ivory coast to be put into slavery.

 

Thanks to Mountain Lion LEAP students, we got to experience this simulation!

What Are Wildfires?

Yo Readers,

Hi readers! Sorry I haven’t posted for a long time but last week we started a new unit, The HWOO unit. This means How We Organize Ourselves. For this unit, the topic we are learning are about Natural Disasters. Natural Disasters are Typhoons, Wildfires, Hurricanes, Tornados, Earthquakes, Landslides etc… For this unit, I am doing the Wildfire natural disaster, cooperating with Zara and Owen. With this task, we are researching about wildfires and we will present it to the class in different kinds of ways like Slideshows, Posters, iMovie etc… We did some research and listed down the information we found. Then we shared the information with our group and decided on the MC questions to share with the class.

 

We first wanted to start an iMovie and use green screen for a forest background, but because we recorded the videos before finding out how to do the green screen, we ended up not knowing that it says Green/Blue screen, so instead of the green cloth to become the forest, I became the background and blended in with the green screen forest background, making it impossible for the others to see me. If we actually presented that in front of our class, people will think there is a ghost in the background and maybe  even have nightmares!

 

So in the last 35 minutes, we ditched the iMovie project and started a slideshow for this presentation. For this presentation, we had extra time to put some pictures and backgrounds, changed the font to white, and added page by page until we were satisfied with the slideshow. I’d say we did a decent job on the slideshow we did

 

For the presentation, I’ll  say we did it pretty good because we did present it clearly and meaningfully. After the presentation we reflected and found out some mistakes. There was a mistake that said in slide 4, Australian and out west, that means Australian people ( we changed it ) and some other mistakes is we forgot to change the colour from blue to white, because of the background picture. I also struggled on the slideshow while presenting, changing it on the wrong time. All in all, we did pretty good and I was pleased with our work that we have cooperated. I am most glad that instead of a total fail for our iMovie, we ditched it, because there is no more time and we started a slideshow. When we started the slideshow, we were working like a thunderbolt, because we finished the whole thing without pictures in 10 minutes. We had spare time, so we changed the background and put some GIPHY’s in the slideshow. I really liked how we cooperated as a group of 3 and finished our task.

 

If you want to see my partners blogs, then press on the link in the first paragraph!

 

Slide show below: