For PYPX (Primary Year Program Exhibition) we have to pick a area of interest, go through a judgement where a “judge” goes through your work and either gets you reviewed or approved and then you move on to researching and making your final product.
For my area of interest I chose to look into Alzheimer’s Disease (which is memory loss) and express the stages and emotions the person with Alzheimer’s is going though dance. After my proposal to the judge was approved I started looking into which resources are useful and wrote down how I can add that into my research.
My next steps are to gather all my information and start choreographing my dance. For this I would have to find out every stage of Alzheimer’s and what happens to the person who has it. I love dance so this project would also help me improve.
HEYYY, SO I just realised I had written a blog post about my G5 Camp but I never posted it… Everything you read from after this sentence is what I wrote 1 year ago…
And… I’m back
From CAMP! Well I was back 2 days back, but I was too tired to write a blog post over the weekends here’s why….
Ok, so to reach there it took us like 45 min, which is pretty good cause the last camp took us like 1 hour 30 min. Anyway I’m not going to tell you the order and the details of camp I’m just gonna tell you what I liked and what could have gone better. On the first day we did survival, which meant building a fire with Flint and Steel. Rhea, Elsa, Calvin, Darren and me were in one group, with Malisa our group leader who showed us how to use Flint and Steel. We started with putting rope, dead leafs and twigs. All of us got sparks put not fire and when we did get fire we got so exited we forgot to feed it so it went of. When we had 10 min left our group teacher Mr. Minor tried it for the first time he got it. We had it on for 5 min and then we had to put it off cause we had to leave.While making the fire I think we could have not screamed for the Flint and Steel. But we encouraged each other to try. Oh and our group name was Camping Minors. Now for tents…. before I went in I thought it would be be a bit hot but I was so wrong, It was burning. Five minutes in the tent and I was already sweating. Rhea (who was in my tent too) was the same, on the other hand, Anika was fine… SOME-HOW! Since we weren’t that sleepy we played some cards before the teacher told us it was lights out. It was an ok night other than the fact that Rhea and me slept for ONE HOUR! It was kind of Anika’s fault cause she took like half the tent (she slept slanted). She got 4-5 hours of sleep. We could have not talked that much and we might have gotten more sleep. The next day we just had our breakfast and went to build rafts. We did raft building last camp so we didn’t take that long. But I was really surprised it survived a throw from the peer (to check if it was stable to ride it) We had to race against another group and….. we won! So we got to jump of the peer! I was kind of scared but it was so fun. Then we went kayaking for 30 minutes or so. I teamed up with Anika cause we had to go in partners. It was pretty easy once we got the hang of it. We could have cooperated a bit better cause if I wanted to go right Anika wanted to go left. After that we were pretty hungry so we went to eat lunch. To be honest the food was really good and I’m a picky eater. When we slept in the dorm that night it was so much better! We had AC and actual beds! Only one of the problems was that the AC was on for the whole night and on the lowest temperature. So the next morning I had a soar throat. That day we did the “Star Challenge”. It was when we had to split our group into two and go and do different challenges and games. I was with Darren, Anika, Rhea and Calvin. I thought the game ” Nose to Bell”was the hardest, it was when there was a bell attached to the tree and none of us could reach it with jumping so since Calvin was the strongest we all stood on his back to reach it. Darren was too short so Calvin Piggy-Backed him and he reached it ( Calvin also piggy backed Rhea because she couldn’t jump on his back). Anika was shorter but really light so she started jumping on his back (she reached it). I stood on his back and since I was tall I could just reach it. For Calvin to reach he climbed on Darren’s and my back. The Star Challenge was really fun but we could have cooperated a bit better cause we were basically screaming in each others ears. Overall I thought camp was really fun and if I had to rate it from 1-10 1 being the worst and 10 being the best it would be a 7! I hope to go back soon!
Here are some pictures from camp….
Its been a long time since I’ve posted, I should probably change my blogs name since i’m not in 4C anymore, I’m in grade 6. I don’t think we will be posting that often but I’ll try to…
Have a nice life!
Dear Mr. Roberts, (if you ever read this…)
It’s been the BEST year since I’ve joined CDNIS. It was shocked and sad when you told us you were going to leave us and go to Canada :(. But there’s nothing 5E can do to make you stay. Your the FIRST teacher I had that was interested in sports and I love that about you, also you’re always willing to help out and never get really angry (other than a few times when we were really really loud). We (5E) hope you have an amazing time in Canada (with the girl we met at the ice-rink… jk :)) Hopefully you change your mind last minute and teach grade 6 but that’s pretty unlikely. See!! you taught us probability too!! Anyway, hope you don’t forget us and… have a great life? BYEEEE (but you can stay too).
Hi guys, a week back we had our Inquiry Exhibitions, which is where we showed 5C what we’ve been doing in Inquiry. In Inquiry we had to choose a historical invention, make a prototype and write a two page essay about it. I decided to do the telegraph. The telegraph is a machine that was used to communicate in the olden days. This machine was made by Samuel Morse, who also invented the Morse Code. He invented the code in 1832 – 1835. When the first telegraph was made it had 26 wires, one wire for each letter. Then came along Samuel, he invented it with only one wire, using morse code. It had one wire because you could either hold the button for long and make a dash, or tap it to make a dot. Even though it was really useful it still cost a lot of money. So it wasn’t used that often only for important messages, and it wouldn’t be a long one, it would be like “Ma Die Come” because it would cost a lot for each letter. Learning about different historical events was a great experience, and these are some pictures of a telegraph.
We had a bunch of events planned for this week but sadly we don’t have school till Feb 27, so everything’s getting postponed, like the Fashion Show. We were supposed to have it tomorrow, but we can’t, because of the flu. The Fashion Show is when we get into groups and create a costume out of different fabrics and other material. Then we have to do the Cat Walk to show what we create to the other grades, teachers and parents. I’m in a group with Azzy, Oliver, Takdeer and Shiv. We used Bubble Wrap to create our design, and I’m the model. Azzy was going to be model but she had a race so she couldn’t do it, so I was the next choice. First, we took my measurements and changed it from Azzy’s size (mostly just the hat). Second, we tried everything on to see if it would fit. The only thing we really had some problems were the dress\shirt, because we had to drape it. At the end of the last class we got mostly everything ready, I can’t wait till we have the fashion show.
We FINALY had sports day. It was like the other sports days, but just one different thing. I actually tried this year. We had to choose between 100 and 200 meters. And you could chose between 400 and 800 meters. I chose 200 and 400. Most people did 100 and 400 because those were the easiest ones. First we had our activities, Ball Throw, Capture The Flag, Long Jump and Mat Ball. We played Capture The Flag 2 times against 5D and 5A, we won both times (yay). First we did the 400 meters girls, I came third, which is pretty bad but I tried my best. Then we had the 200 meters girl, I came second, which I’m happy with. I think I’m about the 15th fastest girl in the grade, yay??. At the end we did tug of war, every year the Orcas win because we have the most students so whats different this year. WE WON!!! For grade 5 Tug Of War, but for grade 6 Raven won. Overall. Sports day was a great experience and I cant wait till next year…. BYE!!
We had an really interesting day today. After lunch we went to the Library Pit to learn about poetry, in a… different way. There were 3 members from “Splat” who were going to perform for us. At the beginning they didn’t introduce themselves they ran into the pit and sang a song about splat. They showed us how to perform poetry by actually doing it. It was a whole bunch of poems put together into a performance. A few poems were about Cats and Aliens from Mercury, Family and Ice-Cream. Even though all of the poems don’t link together if you see them performing you’ll understand. At the end we all had a great time and hopefully Splat will come next year too!
On Friday we had our assembly, and was a homeless person. Who was getting kidnapped. Our assembly had three skits, Spoiled kids and Thoughtful kids, Homeless people and kidnappers, and LGBTQ. We took about one and a half weeks to plan the whole thing. There were five homeless people, Declan, Josh, Calum, Azzy and me. The kidnappers ( Takdeer and Veronica) had to kidnap us and take us to child labour. When we started writing our script for the assembly we didn’t do anything, but when we got closer to the deadline we had to write the scripts for the whole day. Altogether at the end our assembly was pretty good.
Here’s the homeless people\kidnappers script….