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

G4 CAMP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

So last week we had G4 camp in Pui O, and it was really fun! I was in a tent group  with Audrey and Steph. Plus I brought a camera! Our counselor’s name was Gerson who looked like this:

DSCF4667Our group name was “the sassy sausages”. We did fun things like play games, surfing, and raft building:

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We also had a BBQ dinner the first night and we had potato, s’mores, corn … … :

DSCF4567 DSCF4575 DSCF4578 That was really good! We also had to set up our tents that a little hard but still fun! The green one was our landmark because I remembered that it was 2 tents away from ours:

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We had camp because it helps improve a attitudes and attributes for example being a risk- taker and a communicator. After camp, I felt really excited to tell my parents all about it. Before camp, I felt a little scared because it was my first time but at  camp, I felt happy.

Can I tell you the story of Billy the DSCF4517 (1) DSCF4517 DSCF4542 DSCF4534 (1)cow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:

Billy was abandoned from a family so he wandered around the place and found Pui O, which is why he just stays there and thinks he’s a buffalo. The story of buffalos in Lantau:

A long time ago farmers grew rice in the fields and the buffalos helped them. But then they found out that in the city the rice was sold for 2 dollars instead of one- which is how much it was in Lantau so they all moved there and left the buffalo behind. Bye Bye buffalo! The buffalo wandered around and Pui O was the closest place so they live there now. There  is one woman who feeds them and takes care of them. You might think both stories are kinda the same, thats because I might of mixed them up a little!

 

 

P.S. Here’s the link to the photos 

 

 

P.P.S. This is the best photo:

 

 

 

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really?

 

 

 

 

 

fine I’m nice

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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P.P.P. S. After we got back from camp, Auntie Grace- Rian’s mom made us a welcome back cake and cupcakes!
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Micro beads experiment

 Yesterday, we did a micro bead experiment with plastic free seas. There was a representative/volunteer and she taught us about micro beads and micro plastics. In the experiment, we had to use something with micro beads. Micro beads are technically really small pieces of plastic.

  I was in a group with Kelson, Trevis and Zada. Our hand gel was called Mango Hibiscus and the type of microbead I had was polyethylene (PE) which was the most common. There were other types like Nylon, Polymethyl Methacrylate (PMMA), Polyethylene terephthalate (PET) and Polypropylene (PP).

  The first step was to put the pouch thingy on the scale and pour the cream- or whatever you have in the pouch until it reaches 10 grams. Then, you wash the “cream” out with water but make sure you get all the “cream” so you can see the microbeads. After that, you use a hair dryer to dry the pouch. Finally, you carefully get the microbeads out and put them in a small jar or something like that but I suggest to put a piece of paper underneath just in case it spills, then you can pick the paper up and pour it carefully.

    The experiment was fun and interesting, at first, we didn’t dry it enough so we tried again until we got it. Before, I didn’t know that microbeads were in the products that we use on our body but now I do! At home after school, yesterday, I decieded to see if I had any microbeads, out of four things, I  had 1 thing with polyethylene. Here are some photo’s of the experiment:

  

Commercial📺📠📻

So last week we were working on making a commercial because it goes along with our UOI so yeah. The first step was to make our groups all the groups had to have at least one girl and one boy so i ended up with  Calum, Trevis, James :), but then Jordan came to my group because he had nobody. Jordan was  the assistant actor and the cameraman, Calum, James 🙂 and Trevis were all actors and I was a actor and a camera person.

Our theme was football boots, CTLJ boots at first we thought of NIKE but it just didn’t work out so we ended up with that. We had to make the commercial on iMovie because we learned how to use iMovie already. The first step was to fill out the planning sheet, then we have to plan the storyboard, after that we had to start filming! In the first scene, I’m the only person without a role so i was the camera person. After a lot of shots, we finally made our iMovie and we were done!

After a few days, we had a ‘premier’ for our commercials and we had cookie and popcorn for a snack while we watched. Our iMovie is about Calum-the main character who tries to shoot in the first scene but hits Jordan-a fan while Trevis- the manager is cheering. Then, Trevis suggests that Calum should see their star player- James play and later James and Calum have a little chat in the changing room  and recommends the boots he wears from a company called CTLJ Boots. Calum goes to the shop and sees me- the shopkeeper and I give him the shoes and he gives me the money and i give him the change and when he gives me the money, I look greedy.

P.S. Here’s the link to ALL the commercials

Sports Day⚽️🏀🏈⚾️🎾🏐🏉 ⛸🏒🏑🏏🏹🎿⛷🏂🏊🏽🚣

So last Tuesday, we had sports day, I was in group #6. At first, we all had to run a half to see who would go in the relay at lunch and I made it! Except that we came last in all the people – bear, orca, raven , mountain lion boy and raven, bear and mountain lion girls in G4. But Orca won the tug of war!C2lzvWfUAAANDK9

Remember I was in group #6? That means that we go around to each activity in that group, I think I was with Zara, Anise, Kavin and a few other people. It was my first year at the CDNIS Sports day and it was totally different from the sports day I had in my old school.

Volume

IMG_0404So we’ve been working on volume for a few days. Volume is like the height of a 3D shape, so technically the formula is:

V=LxWxH(volume equals length times width times height)

Yesterday, we used the help of snap cubes to measure volume. First, we had to make shapes with a certain volume, then after that,  we had to make rectangular prisms with a certain volume, that was hard! At the end, we had to make as many rectangular prisms as we could with the volume of 24, I did 3!

Design Project

We’ve started this project called the design project so we start of by making a blueprint which I’ve finished:

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After, we have to do the blueprint checklist that we and a friend had to check. Then, we have to do the measurements we had to calculate the area and the perimeter, that’s all I’m up to but then we have to do the word problem then MINECRAFT! The only person there is Megan soo.

 

After a while, I finally got to go on minecraft and this is what my house looks like so far but I didn’t put any furniture yet so yeah:

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Later today, we have more time so I can finish the roof and add furniture! I have 12 or 11 rooms, for example the bowling alley, the pool, the bouncy room etc.

How to Calculate the area of composite shapes

We’ve been working on area for the past few days and we’ve been calculating the area of squares, rectangles and composite shapes. There are lots of ways to calculate the area of a composite shape but this is the one I use so for example, let’s use this shape :imgres

So you cut this shape in half so you end up with 2 rectangles then, you calculate the area of those 2 rectangles and aadd them together at the end. How you calculate area though… … so you get the rectangle on the right and name it shape B, then you multiply 4×5 that equals 20 so you keep twenty but you ignore the 7cm at the bottom because it is in both shapes. For shape A you time 1 cm by 3 because 7-4=3. So the concept is:

shape A                 Shape B

A=1×3                   A=4×5

A=3cm      +       A=20cm  = 23cm     sooooooo yeah

 

P.S. Here’s the link to more examples