Refugee Simulation

It all started by the war….

“You have to use these newspaper to make bags!” the guards shouted, throwing the newspaper toward us. We are at a refugee camp with eleven people in one tent. The guards will take all our belongs, including valuables, such as money or jewelry. For the ones who have sickness, disease or injury, have to pay for the medicines.

“You have to make the bags to exchange money to but your food and water, or else you get kick out!” shouted the guards.  Some guards will ask us if we want to buy a newspaper for ten dollars, they were corrupting; that means that they are selling things without permission. I was scared, I was confused, I think it’s unfair.

Good thing that we are in a simulation, not the real world. The guards were the five teachers in Gr.5, and we just pretend that we are in a situation like that. The meaning of this is to let all the students show empathy and put yourself in the refugees’ shoes. For us to understand their feelings and the situation. When our group doesn’t have enough money to buy medicine, I was kind of stressed out, also I felt the same when the market people (teachers) keeps on refusing our bags. So our group tried many times, and finally, we figured out a way! The way we make those paper bags made the market people satisfied, and we earned a lot of money, then we have enough to buy medicines! We saved everyone in our tents, good thing no one suffered.

✰400 Years old Village✰

Hello there🙋

Yesterday, October 24th, we went on a field trip to Pokfulam Village. This Village is about 400 years old, and it is the last village in HK. It has 2,800 residents and the houses are made from bricks, plastic, tin or wood. 

  I See:                      

  • Tin walls with holes
  • Plastic roof
  • Graffiti

I Think:                                                         

  • Tin walls: bugs can go in the house easily
  •  Plastic roof: no protection from rain, hot or cold weathers with a plastic roof
  • Plastic roof: showing spirit, culture, different meanings.

I Wonder:                                                      

  • Did the villagers want to rebuild their community?
  • Did most of the villagers live there for their whole life?

🏕Gr.5 Camp!⛺️

Haro!

Last Friday, October 13th, when I came back from camp, I was so tired and rushed into the bathroom and took a shower, then slept for 3hours. Even though, I got exhausted, but it was worth it. I got a super fun time there at the Asia Pacific Adventure (APA) for camp. We slept one day in dorms and one day in tents, I actually like tents more then dorms, even if tents are super hot and made me sweaty in the evening, but it is very comfortable in the morning, so I even got a better sleep then in dorms! We did kayaking,raft building, survival skills and manny team work activities. My favourite one was jumping off the pier because it was fun and excited.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reflection Questions

Backward-Looking

how much did you know about camp before we started?

I know that this time camp will have hot shower because I searched online, but kayaking is harder than I thought.                                                      

Inward-Looking

Did camp meet my standards?                     

In my opinion what should be changed?

Yes, because the food is better then I thought, and we did a lot of fun activities, but I don’t like sandwiches staying in my bag for too long, so I wish they cold improve that.

Outward-Looking

                                                                In what ways did camp meet my standards?       

I think this year is better that last year camp because there are more water activities and many thing I hadn’t done yet, like kayaking or jumping off the peer.Also I really like this year’s facilitators.

 

Forward-Looking

What do I need to improve on?

                                                              What things did I do that shows a good team member/team?

Needs to Improve On

  1. Not too rushy
  2. stop acting like a crazy koo koo bear              

Shows a good example 

Our group (exploding cheeseballs) are being a good role model to the other groups while playing the activities when everyone is talking and standing up while we were sitting quietly and waiting for instructions.

 

🎯How Can You Be A Risk Taker?🏆

Haro, 

My second project of Gr.5 is about sharing your own using a attribute. I chose Risk Taker as my attribute because I think I need to be a Risk Taker at many things.  I made a poster about being a Risk taker my idea is Everyone can try to play different roles.

 

Backward Looking

What problem did you encounter while you were working on this piece?

I think the biggest problem that I encounter is when wrote something wrong using a marker and can’t figure out how to fix it.

Inward Looking

What did you find frustrating about it?

I think the mist frustrating thing is that when I got too many ideas and I can’t explain it.

Outward Looking

In what ways did you do it differently?

This time the thing I did differently is that I’m not giving out real scientific facts but the facts that I made up in my opinion.

Forward Looking

On thing I would like to improve upon is…

One thing I would like to improve upon is to make my poster less messy and more clear about my main idea.

 

This is Me!

HI there,

Long time no blogging! If you don’t know I am already Gr.5!  I am in 5Dancing Dumplings, in Mrs.Miller’s class.  I just started my first project in Gr.5 called “This is Me”. It is a poster about yourself and what is important to you. 

Backward Looking

In what ways do you think you need to improve?

For this poster I think I need to improve my communicating skills while sharing this piece of work. I don’t think I was clear about what I am trying to say. Next time, I will practise at home or brain storm about what I’m going to say.

Inward Looking 

How do you feel about this piece of  work?

I really like these pictures of me and my friends, because I think they are very memorable photos and shows friendship.

Outward-Looking

If someone else were looking at the piece, what might they learn about you?

They might learn about how I care about my friends and family, and how they are important to me in my life.

Outward-Looking 

What would you change if you had a chance to do this piece over again?

I will add more pictures of my family  and what is my hobby or favourite food or other things that is related to me.

 

 

Bye Gr.4, Hello Gr.5

Dear 4Champions,

It’s been a year, and I’m very lucky to spend my Gr.4 time with you guys. We got arguments, we got disagreements, but I had to say that it was an awesome year. I really want to be with you guys in the same class next year. It seems like the best year ever. It was exciting. It was fun. It was happy.I’ll never forget you guys.You guys always be by my side. I promise I’ll remember you guys till the day I die!  Thank you champions. Thank you Mr.Brown.

All of the best,

Venita Yu

2016-2017