Hey guys, we had a fun week at school !
We have been starting to learn more about graphs and interpreting them. The class created a survey on a google form about any topic. Also we’ve been having small activities to learn graphs and data more. I think I’ve done a good job but I need to improve on my time management more during this time.
Our class has also started our new unit related to energy and we are going to pick a question related to it then make a explanation writing. I have started my research and I’m getting a lot of new information about things I didn’t know about energy. I still have to work on researching a bit faster cause I have been taking too long.
We also have been every week sharing our home learning to see how everyone has been doing with home learning. I have been doing my home learning really well . But I think I need to take more time and put more effort in it.
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Hi readers, This week was really fun.
We started a project about data management and we had to use all our graphs knowledge and make a product and make it into a presentation. I think I did worked on it well and I created the product on time but I think I need to improve on putting more information in the presentation.
We also have researched on exhibition. Everyone in the class worked really hard and I think that we have learned a lot more about our exhibition than before. We had to also follow a checklist for exhibition and it had a lot of things to do. So we were really busy. I think I have to work on my time management skills and be more thoughtful for the time and right down more information in researching because we don’t have a lot of time left.
We did learning cohorts where we went to different classes and started to form groups that are most related to each other and do more research. I think I should improve on my researching skills and I have to find a expert to email and interview them.
This week we mostly worked on our exhibition and I have to write a exhibition reflection on my performance.
I think one of my stars ,are that I have done a lot of research and I have worked on my exhibition very well. Also, I have learned a lot about medicinal plants and how it can help people and become a natural remedy.
My second star is that I have tried to keep in contact with a medicinal doctor through email and I think that would help me with my research.
But I think a wish would be to put more of my research and write down more information in my exhibition journal to look back on it.
When I finished my speech I think I put as much effort as I could and I’m pretty proud of myself.
What I think my glow is that I feel like I was really organised through my persuasive writing and putting it in flash cards and memorising it.
But I think my grows are to next time put more information down on my persuasive writing because I think that I just put in more of the surface things for my topic.
Recently, our class has been learning about probability in math class. Everyone had to do an activity where you learn more about theoretical and experimental probability. It’s when there are 4 section and for each section there is a problem related to probability and you have to write the experimental probability and theoretical probability.
I have learned how to use the theoretical and experimental probability better. Before I didn’t know what those 2 words were but now I know.
I felt the thing that was challenging was how to find the theoretical probability on all the activities because I wasn’t sure what might the answer would be.
Now I have learned a lot more of the key elements for the whole topic about probability. And learning some of the key words for it.
I have found out about myself as a learner with this activity that using and writing the theoretical and experimental probability that it can help with showing my working in a better and organised way.
What I could’ve done better and improve on is that I could right down more information in the activity next time and make it more detailed.
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On Monday the class started to do the trade game. It’s when everyone gets a random card and depends on the card number like Ace to 5 you have less advantages than 6 to 10 and the queen, king and jack. The Aces have to sit on the carpet when we work and they can only use their Laptops for 15 minutes. The other numbers can sit on the desk for work but the king gets to choose. But the disadvantage is that the 2 to 5 can only use 2 markers for the week and the 4 markers and the King queen and jack can use as many coloured markers as they want. And depends on the card we get that number of uni fix cubes to trade. So we think that those uni fix cubes are like money. Then we can trade those things for snacks and items that our classmates bring. Mr. Brodie made us have a challenge which was if the person has the most uni fix cubes is the winner. The thing about this activity is that we created 2 reflections of this activity.
On Wednesday we started our economic research report. Where Mr. Brodie made us split into groups into fives then we made a chart in our literacy journals. The first half of the chart was the form of what we need in a report. Then the second half was the connection which means how is the topic connected to other types of things. Then we started to type our report about our economic research. So right now some people are in the planning and drafting stage for our reports.
Then on Friday we had a guess speaker who was talking about climate change and his experience with the mountains and I think that inspired people to follow their passion just like the guest speaker did. Then we started to share our home learning with first a partner then we share with another partner group.
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This week Mr. Brodie told us to write our goals to work on and improve from now till Christmas break. We are supposed to have 3 goals and they have to be SMART goals.
My first goal is to work on understanding big concepts in math. I have 3 steps, my first step is trying to create different ways to solve a problem, because if I solve a problem in different types of ways it would be easier to understand the bigger concept in math. My second step is to find the main idea of that math problem. It’s easier to solve the math problem by understanding the main idea of the math problem to find it out. My last step is to check back when I’m finished the equation and next time think how can I improve and make it easier.
To make these steps easier, I will practice this at home everyday for 20 minutes. And if I’m at school I will ask my teachers for help. I will know when I finished my goal when I understand the the bigger concepts of math and I understand it really well. And I also can show math in a lot of different ways on each math equation.
My second goal is to work on is my comprehension when I’m reading. The reason is because I need to work on my reading skills because when I read and I have to answer a question about the book i cant really answer. My steps are first I have to try understanding the book while reading with detail so it would be easier to comprehend the book. My second step is to read everyday for 40 minutes to improve on my comprehension skills. My last step is to writing down what I understand from the book so I can understand the whole idea of that page.I will know I improved on this goal when I’m reading I understand each sentence properly. And also I can answer.
My last goal is to work on my time management for my work. I want to improve this goal because when I need to finish what I worked on I don’t really pay attention to my time management . My first step is to write down on a paper to remind me how much time I have for each activity. So I can remember how many minutes I need to work on my first activity.My second step is to make sure to remind myself to stay focused on each task for my time management to be better. I need to work on this goal at home and at school to make a habit all the time. I know when I finish this goal When my time management is good at school and I get everything done faster than before.
Those are all of my goals till Christmas break.
Weekly Reflection 5
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.
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Hello again, another week of grade 6 !
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.
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Weekly Reflection 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.