We had camp.
A few days ago, we started Grade 5 camp! This year it wasn’t super far away like last year (in Pui O), this year camp was at Tai Tam Scout Centre. Camp was organised by A.P.A. (Asia Pacific Adventure) and they were the facilitators for each group but there were mostly two facilitators for each group (1-11).
My favourite activity was kayaking.
I liked it because it was fun and you got to work with a friend because we were in two people kayak. To prepare for kayaking, we had to change into our swimwear because we had to get wet and we had raft building after too. We also had to change into our water shoes. Before we got to kayak we had to learn how to use the paddle on the ground so we knew what to do. Then, we could go in the water me and Moo were in a kayak together.
I think that if I got a do-over I would improve by … … I think we would need to work on our teamwork because sometimes we would have a tiny fight because one of us wanted to go left but the other person wanted to go right.
If I could choose if I could have the one person kayak or the two person kayak I would still pick the two person kayak because you can have company and if you flip the boat you can blame it on your partner (J.K.).
We went swimming.
Since we were in the two person kayak we got to go swimming one at a time. For example, if there were 2 people on the boat called Joe and Bob, Bob left the boat to go swimming and because Bob left, Joe has to stay so when you try to get back on, it doesn’t flip. When Moo was swimming and it was time, I went to go get her at the opposite side and she was going to where I was before. Apparently she was calling my name but I couldn’t hear her so at the end, she hitchhiked on another kayak that brought her back to our kayak.
So that’s all so bye!
This is my Red binder’s link
Hi everyone!!! This is my last post of G4 because it’s almost summer vacation!!!!!!!!!! That means we’re going to G5 next year so I can’t post anymore things on this blog anymore. I think I really liked playing SPLAT which is a game where you get in a circle, then when somebody says your name, you duck then the people next to you will face each other, then say spat whoever says it first wins and the other person goes down. I also enjoyed G4 camp, we went to Pui O and we stayed there for 3 days, 2 nights.
At camp, we did a lot of things like make rafts, shelter… … I was in a tent with Audrey and Stephanie and my activity group was with Audrey, Stephanie, Danica, Sophie, Jasper… … We also got to make our own commercial earlier this year and ours was about football boots. I also liked Class Community Building where we made sculptures out of toothpicks and marshmallows, that was fun although my group couldn’t make the tallest sculpture.
I also enjoyed making/performing our assembly and our spotlight because it was very fun. Our assembly had a lot of skits in it and I was part of the back in time skit where 4 kids go back in time. I was one of those 4 kids and the time machine was basically cardboard. Our spotlight was about Music King land where Teri the main character has a dream about Music king land and she meets other people on the way that teach her how to use the recorder.
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So for the past few weeks, we’ve been using scratch to make letters. So far, I’ve made the letters from A-P. I used 2 strategies to make those letters. The first one was to use specific blocks to make it move a make the letter. The second one was to use the same block and change the coordinates, I made my name (L.T) it was really easy.
I think the hard letters were like the first letters and K. The biggest challenge was figuring out the angles and fitting 2 letter on 1 canvas to make a word.
Something I learned after coding was how to use scratch a little better . So far, we’ve had about 3 coding lessons with Ms.Vivian Fung and we have it every Wednesday.
P.S. These are my fav. Letters!
This is HI
This is L
This is B
and this is O
So Yesterday and Today, we had/have this program called make, create, collaborate. There were different stations like 3-D pen doodling a knitting. I wanted to do 2 things there. Yesterday, I played with the 3-D doodling pen and a made a letter L. Today, I went with my learning buddy, Uma and I used the 3-D doodling pen and I drew U M A in 3-D. This is a picture of when I was using the pen yesterday.
Today, At recess, I went back and I started to ‘finger knit’ with my friend Danica and at lunch, I got more string to make it longer.My string color is black and red.This is me learning to knit:
For easter break, I went to Phuket in Thailand for a week. Last Thursday which was Songkran. Songkran is a water festival to celebrate Thai New Year. It was really fun and I went in the pool lot. I went to the mini pool so I could shoot people with water using my water gun! The last day (not really last day but last day at the Marriot), We visited disabled turtles and fed them, we also went on this HUGE and LONG swing.
After, we went to a different hotel on the other side of Phuket called the Movenpick. On Thursday we were there, it was Songkran. And we sat by the pool and sprayed people on the sidewalk and it was really funny!
A few weeks ago, we had our SLLR A.K.A. Student Led Learning Review which is when us- students showed our parents what we’re learning about.
Firstly, we had to plan our SLLR’s what we were going to share and say about it. I decided to talk about the design project, fraction strategies etc. We also had to do that for other classes like Chinese, art etc. After that, we had to practice to each other to make sure it sounded right. In P.E. we had to pair up with another kid and do two activities. After a few days, we went to P.A. and brought our computers so we could jot down what to say.
Finally, it was the day of the SLLR’s and I was in the earliest session which was at like 7:50~9:00 I explained my learning and stuff like that… … I think what made it successful was that I was prepared.
This is my pic:
P.S. this is the link to my planning sheet
So in PA we are learning about Dance. The elements of dance are Body, Action, Energy, Space and Time. After that, we did a sports dance. First we had to get into our groups then close our eyes and think about a sport, after that we had to think of a move in that sport and do it. Finally, we had to combine our moves to make a dance. A few weeks ago, we did the wake up dance which is a dance full of everyday movements. Next week, we are making a Light Painting which is basically a painting made with light. Our central idea is Patterns can be represented through a combination of art form, so our light painting needs pattern.
During this activity, we need to be a communicator because we need to communicate with our group to form a dance/ light painting. We also have to be a Risk-Taker because we have to try new dances or new movements we don’t want to do. A hard part was when we had to try to make our dance work. We also had to draw our light painting and draw a storyboard for our dance. We had to draw sausage people for the storyboard and it had to be clear. I really hope my dance/ painting works out.
P.S. My group was Me, Trevis and amber
P.P.S. Here’s the video link to what we’re going to do
Last week, we started doing coding using SCRATCH
which is a coding programme for kids. It’s really easy to use and there are blocks like clear and repeat plus it’s all in easy language so it’s perfect for kids. In class we had to make a tessellation which is like a shape repeated but not overlapped. So it’s like this:
See? It overlaps! So we had to use code to make a tessellation with a little bit of help. Luckily for me, my code work and I successfully made a tessellation! This was my code: I think the most challenging part of the task was to find out how to tessellate the shape and figuring out how to make the shape. Something new I learned from this task was to tessellate and to use scratch a little better. Yeah that’s pretty much it so yeah… …
P.S. This is my tessellation:
Earlier today, we did a activity called fraction patterns. Basically we made a shape or picture, then we took a photo and sent it to our computer. After that we had to write about it and the fraction. This is the link