We had a guest speaker come in, his name is Jordan Hattar. He works with Syrian refugees.
I was surprised when he said that there were 20,000 families at the refugee camp. I was even more surprised when Alex, a 6-year-old boy wrote a letter to the former U.S president Obama and he replied. I was inspired by Joran’s quotes because they are really meaningful and important. One of his quotes that will remain in my memory forever is “You don’t need a specific skill to make a difference, just a heart.” One message I took away from his presentation is that you are never too small to make a difference. I am motivated to take action in what I’m passionate about.
I watched a video about Hugh Evans. He started a movement about “global citizens.” He went to the Philippines and went to a landfill but with a few families living there. He met a boy named Sonny Boy. He raises awareness for people to become global citizens. A global citizen is someone who wants and takes action to make a difference.
Overall, this week I learned that you are never too young to make a change.
Last week from Wednesday to Friday, we had the opportunity to learn from the Young Americans. The Young Americans are a group of teenagers from America who specialize in dancing and singing. Some of the YA’s are from all over the world like Scottland and Japan.
This experience was very memorable for me because I was given a solo for singing in front of the crowd of parents, classes, and friends. They encouraged me to sing and try my best. They taught the whole grade which is around 125 people. They also gave me a sign language solo which was at the end during the encore. People complimented me for my voice which surprised me. They also gave us the Young American shirts which are a dark blue with their logo in the front and the tour dates at the back.
During the performance, I felt all kinds of emotions. I mostly felt anxious and joyous but I still had a great time and I am grateful for the opportunity.
With all the ups and downs, I had an amazing time with the Young Americans and I am excited for the grade 5’s who get to have the same experience with them.
Hey guys, this week went by really fast.
My favorite part of the week was when my exhibition proposal got approved. The exhibition is about researching your passions and interests. It is a really important thing in grade 6.
The exhibition proposal is basically just sharing your ideas and topic to a teacher. If the teacher checks the box that says “needs revision” then they will give you ways to improve your planning and when you finish adding the ideas to the plan then you have to see the teacher again another time to see if they approve it but if the teacher checks the box that says “is approved” then you can move onto starting your exhibition.
My interest/exhibition topic is pre-teen anxiety and depression. I haven’t done much research about it because my proposal only got approved yesterday but I am pretty sure that I already have a good understanding of the topics. I am thinking of making a poster and a google slides presentation to present my idea but I’m not sure yet.
I can apply my research about anxiety and depression in the future by studying psychology and becoming a psychologist or a therapist.
I want to learn about this because I know friends who have anxiety and I want to be able to help them and other people in the world with anxiety. This is a very serious topic and it affects people in more negative ways than positive.
That was the planning I presented to the teacher.
Today I will be we writing about my week. This week went by really fast.
On Monday, we had to learn a method for solving multiplication problems. The method I chose is called Partial Products. You can find a video on the partial products method on Shelly Gray’s website.
The 9th of November (today) was our remembrance day assembly. Remembrance day is for remembering soldiers that passed away in world war one. This assembly is different from the others because we are not allowed to clap and cheer. The reason we can’t clap or cheer is that this assembly is quite a sensitive topic and we need to respect the soldiers.
Hello, today I will be sharing my 3 goals for until December!
My first goal is to improve my fluency in math facts and using strategies. I want to have this as one of my goals because I feel like my fluency in math facts needs improvement so I want to practice using mathletics and khan academy. The things I will do to achieve this goal is that once a week, I will practice my math skills on mathletics and khan academy, Aim to get 100% of the questions correct, write down my results and at the end of the week I will look back on my result and see if I can improve. I will know I have achieved this goal when I can say math facts really fast without having to think that much. Also, I will be able to think of many strategies to answer word problems or questions really fast.
My second goal is to improve my stamina in reading. I want this as one of my goals because whenever I read I always get tired or bored and want to stop so I want to be able to read for a long time. The things I will do to achieve this goal is that I will pick a book that will keep me interested for a long time, while reading, I will time myself, check and write down how long I have been reading and at the end of the week I will compare all the times and see if I can read for longer next week. I will know I have achieved this goal when I can read for a long time without stopping because of distractions.
My third and final goal is to inquire more into topics about what’s going on around the world. I want this as one of my goals because I want to get more knowledge about things going on in the world. The things I will do to achieve this goal is that once or twice a week pick a topic about something going on in the world, research about it and take notes and remember the facts and share the information with my friends and family. I will know I have achieved this goal when I am able to say facts about a certain topic fast if I get asked.
This week was a very short week because on Monday we had a public holiday.
We went to the upper school lab because we needed to do an experiment on how acid (lemon juice) affects the molecules in protein. I feel like we weren’t listening to the presenters that well because of some people who kept on talking but overall we got a lot of stuff done and it was really fun. The ingredients we used were milk, lemon juice, and a cheesecloth.
If I could redo anything in the week, I would redo my Chinese test because I didn’t really study and I want to get a good grade.
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This week, we started a new Own it and I did the math patterns first.
My teacher taught me which numbers are divisible by 2,4 and 8 and he taught me an easier way to find out if a number is divisible by 2,4 and 8. If the last numbers are factors of 2,4 or 8 then the number will most likely be divisible by 2, 4 or 8.
We also made almond and caramel brittle. It tasted really good but it was really sticky. It is made out of butter, sugar, and almonds.
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Today, I will be writing about this week.
On Tuesday, we did badminton again because our unit is about badminton. I did 2 on 2 with my friends. We didn’t keep points because it was just a friendly game. I also worked on my serving which worked really out in the end. We also did the warm up that we did last time. The warm-up is to start jogging, cross-foot, skipping, backward jogging then we sprinted. It was really fun. The warm-up is to start jogging, cross-foot, skipping, backward jogging then we sprinted.
During Chinese, we had a test about matching jobs with the picture. I think I did pretty well because I recognize the Chinese characters and matched them with the picture that represents it.
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Today, I will be writing about what I did over the week.
On Tuesday, we had P.E. and we are learning about badminton. I was partnered with my best friend and we practiced using the racket to hit the shuttle around. Then, we used the net to block us and we had a lot of fun. We also did a pre-assessment to test our prior knowledge of badminton. I think I did ok on the test because I used to play badminton but I stopped. We also learned how to do the warm-up that professional athletes do. The warm-up is to start jogging, cross-foot, skipping, backward jogging then we sprinted. It was really fun.
During Chinese, we learned about different jobs like 音乐家 which translates to Musician. We also had to write about ourselves because some of us don’t know each other. We also got to know the teacher and her likes and dislikes. What I liked most about Chinese was that we had to fill out a paper that asks us questions about ourselves like what is your name, information about your family and your likes and dislikes. What I didn’t like about Chinese was that we had a test on Friday but surprisingly, it was easy.
During Math, we learned about patterns and how to represent the same pattern in different ways. We were put into different groups to complete different tasks. My favorite task was finding out which numbers are divisible by 6 and 9 because we got to use a calculator and it was really fun.
During P.A. on Thursday, we learned how to hold and use a ukulele. I really liked learning how to play the ukulele because it was really fun and I was trying something new. It was hard at first and it hurt my fingers but I learned a technique which doesn’t hurt my fingers.
On Thursday, we were doing “Own It” where we owned our learning. We had to do projects and we got to choose when we have to do it and it was really fun. We did Passions and Interests, Math tasks and more.
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I have just started grade 6, I am in the class 6D and I am going to tell you about my first week in grade 6.
One of the best parts of this week was starting school and seeing all my friends and asking them what they did over the summer. Another best part about this week was getting to know people I didn’t talk to last year.
Some challenges of this week were memorizing the names of people I just met. Another challenge was making new friends because on the first day of school I didn’t talk to many people other than my best friends and we had to walk around and socialize with each other but I found it hard because I am kind of an introvert and I don’t talk very often so it was really awkward.
Some things I am looking forward to in grade 6 are PYP Exhibition, Young Americans. Some things I am worried about are tests and math. Some suggestions I have for the future are playing games, for example, we could play games that are related to a certain subject because that would be more fun.
Thanks for reading, Bye!