This week was a busy week. We didn’t have school on Monday because it was a public holiday.I have learnt so much from this week.
On Tuesday the whole class found the most interesting thing was we went down to the lab where the upper school kids stay and study. 2 upper school students thought the class what happens when you had acid into dairy. We had to add lemon juice into a glass of milk and we had a cheese cloth and we checked it’s weight and then we put the acid and milk on the cheese cloth and made it heavier and we found out whats the difference.
On Wednesday we had math rotations and Mr. brodie taught us how to use different ways to solve math problems so we could learn math in a more easier way.
The next was Thursday. We had a map test and it was about math. It was pretty hard but I tried my best and I acomplished pretty much what I wanted to finish. It was a sucess.
On Friday, we had exploration time. Mr.Brodie made us fill out a worksheet about we wanted to do for our exhibition project.
This week did a lot of things. It was really exciting.
The First thing we did was we made almond brittle in the hive for our unit which was really exciting and it was basically caramel on roasted almonds. It was really cool. The brittle tasted like caramel and almond mixed together and it tasted really good and sweet. I enjoyed it. We also added tons of sugar in it.
We also did our own it and the math we did was how to do the divisible by different numbers for example what are the numbers divisible by 2.
This week was the 2nd week of 6th grade. It was really interesting. First on Monday, 6D were working on our math groups to learn aboout new ways to use patterns and math in our daily life. We had to do a mind map about it. Also, we had to do a lot of patterns of numbers and make our own.
Then we had library, we got to borrow books again. We had a great time with Ms. Williams. After that we had the classroom design challenge, we had to get into 5 groups in total and draw the group’s perspective of what they want the classroom to look like if they wanted the classroom to have only one carpet or something like that.
Then we had our student led where we could work on a worksheet on something individualy.
Then on Tuesday we had more interesting things to do. We read a book called Shi-Shi-Etko which was about a girl names Shi-Shi-Etko who had to go to a school where she has to learn about that country’s culture only so it’s like a boarding school and if she doesns’t go there the government will throw her parents in jail. So Shi-Shi-Etko had a memory bag to put everything that she thinks is most special about her culture and she would count how many nights till she has to go back to school.
Then we had the student led and we finished everything we had to do on that day.
On Wendnesday, we had performing arts and Ms. Butler tought the class how to play the ukelele. It was really fun because I’ve never played the ukelele before. Then we were learning about our central idea about Who we are, so the class each made a mind map about the central idea.
Then on Thursday, the class did an activity called ‘Own it’ which was a thing we had to do on our own. Mr. Brodie gave us a time table to put the time and which activity we wanted to do. We could do math our passion and skills worsheet and a few more.
Then we had Visual arts and we were drawing our names for our notebook cover. The writing looked a bit like computer writing. We got a big sheet of paper then we would use a ruler, a pencil and a popsicle stick. It was really cool.
On Friday we did an Exploration time when Mr. Brodie would give pictures of things that we could guess and recive clues so we could understand more about our central idea. Then we did our Weekly reflection. This week was really fun.
This week was the first week of Grade 6. It was really fun. We did a lot of fun activities in my class to get to know each other better. The whole week we went into groups and think about how we can improve on our classroom. We also did locker names to put on our lockers and organise our things in the classroom. Now we also have a class name.
The best thing about this week was that we could get to know each other and doing a fun math activity called the murder activity. You have 4 riddles and there are more than 20 suspects and people were judjing them for multiple murders and there were 4 clues on 4 pieces of paper and they were all riddles to solve. The reason I enjoyed this the most is because the riddles were really diffucult to solve and it’s really challenging it makes it fun.
The challenges of this first week was thinking about organising the classroom since we had to get into groups of 5 and we each had a big sheet of paper and we had to draw on it with a drawing of what the classroom would look like. I liked the fact that we were picked in random groups so we can work together and work with the people you don’t know.
I’m excited about next week and I hope I can also try new things and make new friends.
Today for our new unit we are taking apart our electrical toys to make a new one. The whole class took apart all their toys and we made a piece of paper with a parts, purpose and complexities organisation with it. So when we took apart our toys we wrote what the parts, and what’s the purpose and the complexities in it. We had to unscrew and break the parts of toys then we took a photo of them and make them look really creative. We tried to create our own way of organising the parts and we stuck them to our process journal. We used all sorts of tools like screw drivers and hammers and other things. Some of our toys are big and some of our toys are small. And some of us are in pairs so we could construct a lot of toys together. We are having so much fun.
Today for Math we learnt different types of patterns and we had to use geometric squares to make different patterns. There are so many different types of patterns and my group made a growing pattern and the colours were Red, Green , Yellow and blue. It grows. There are so many different types of patterns like a growing pattern, Repeating pattern, growing pattern, and so many you can think of. You can make patterns out of Numbers, Paper , you can make almost anything out of patterns. It was so much fun.
On March 6 th the whole grade went to the LLAC for a special event which is The 5th grade fashion show where 5 groups in each class picks I person to be a model for the fashion show to wear the costume that the group made. The fashion show was really exciting because the whole grade 5 can see all of the creations of clothes which were all very creative. It was like a real fashion show. The music was loud and it was really lively. Everyone was so excited and a lot of people were screaming and shouting and everyone was so enthusiastic it was so much fun. The designing clothes was really a lot of fun and everyone was so creative. A lot of parents came to watch the show and there was so much lights and music. I had fun.
Today Mr Roberts were teaching the class about patterns and what type of patterns there are. So we learnt that these patterns are the basic part of algebra. We did a activity by using the math materials and making them into different types of patterns and taking a photo on photo booth from our laptops then dropping the pictures in the 5E Eggheads Patterns folder on google drive. We learnt that there are so many various ways to create a pattern. We used different types of shapes for a reference. Like for example if I use it as a alphabetical form the most basic form to create a pattern would be ABABAB. I made a pattern out of cards which was 10 queen 10 queen. We learnt so much about patterns. It was so easy.
This week Grade 5 went to the 10th floor library pit and had a guest speaker and the guest speaker came from the charity named Amnesty. The organisation helps humans through issues they have experienced.
A lot of people have been through bad experienced through presidents, Migrations and Refugees and Amnesty helps a lot of people in need.
Amnesty helps people through people who are imprisoned with a reason is not really acceptable. A lot of people are suffering about these type of issues. Amnesty wants to build world peace within all around the world to make 1 country at a time and then the whole world.
The whole grade had to take jot notes in our process journals and show empathy to all those issues.