FINAL G4 POST!!!!!!!!

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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Scratching Letters

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

 

 

 

BYE!

Make, Create ,Collaborate

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.IMG_1030

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:

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Phuket!

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!mainimg_residencepool

SLLR’s

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:

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P.S. this is the link to my planning sheet

Performing Arts

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

Scratch😺😺😺

Last week, we started doing coding using SCRATCH

imgreswhich 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:

imgresSee? 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:Screen Shot 2017-05-05 at 12.33.39 PM 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:Screen Shot 2017-05-05 at 12.46.32 PM

BYE

Fractions

For the past few days, we’ve been working on fractions. We’ve also been working on strategies. The first one is the equal denominator which is when the whole number is the same as all the other fractions. for example:

3/4    1/4    2/5        The second one is equal numerator which is when the piece is the same as all the other fractions for example:

2/5   2/7     2/2       The third example is benchmark ‘Of Half which is when you see which fraction is closer to the half example:

3/5          2/8           4/9

more     less           less

 

P.S. Here ‘s the link to- well you’ll see

 

Angles

A few weeks ago, we were learning about angles there are different types of angles for example, the right angle, straight angle…  Our math menu had a task where we had to make a sketch note and this is mineScreen Shot 2017-04-21 at 12.49.50 PMWe also had to do these games and stuff about angles. There are 5 types of angles: Acute, obtuse, right, straight and reflex.

Here’s a table for angles

What are angles?

Angles are two lines that share the same vertex   

Acute Angles
An angle that is less than 90 degrees  
Obtuse Angles
An angle greater than 90 degrees
Right Angle
An angle that is exactly 90 degrees
Straight Angle
An angle that is exactly 180 degrees
Create and label 2 angles of your choice