Culture Unit (Beam Design Reflection)

在中文了,我们有画个设计给个中文课。在我的beam design上,我有很多不同的设计。在两边上有竹子,竹子代表忠诚,所以他们在两边上“保护”个寺庙。寺庙代表信仰,寺庙有红,黄,和黑色。红色代表幸运和黄色代表自由。

In Chinese class we had to design something for a Chinese classroom. I had different drawings on mine like bamboo. In Chinese Culture, bamboo represents loyalty; and a Chinese temple represents religion. On the temple, there were colours like red, yellow, and black. Red represents luck and yellow represents freedom. 

 

Chinese Unit Reflection (WWPT)

大家好,我要跟你们分享我的黄竹行介绍/单元。我们的单元是WWPT,中心思想是“经济活动在不断发展,满足人们的需要”。我学了随着时间,我们的经济活动会变。现在,香港有多银行,可是以前他们没有很多经济活动/银行。我们有面包店,市场,加油站,和更多。我做了个艺术工作室,你可以来学习或者同朋友玩。里面可以画画,拍摄,电脑艺术,和不同的艺术。你可以来学习或者同朋友玩。

我觉得我的组织和我的图片好,可是下次我可以说大声的和更自然。总体,我觉得我做的好。:)

Hi, today I’ll be talking about my Chinese Wong Chuk Hang presentation and our recent unit, which was how the world works. I learnt that over time, the importance of each economic activity will change. For example, a bank before can worth much more than it is now because we’re all use to banks now. We also have way more economic activities than before, Wong Chuk Hang is more developed now. We have bakeries, markets, gas station, and more. My plan for the space was to build an art centre/studio for students to practice all kinds of art, have tutor lessons, and just have fun. It includes painting, filming, digital art and other forms of art.

Something that I did well on is my organization and probably my slides (pictures, examples, visuals). Something that I can improve on is going to be my delivery, which is speaking louder and being more natural. Overall, I think I did pretty good. 🙂

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1y7Vr-545GU6Gz_Oi2E9MxFGtgpYlIcBpROKKRowm-aw/edit#slide=id.g4e6691f822_0_2

Exhibition (UOI)

Hi and welcome! This is my first post back from winter break and in the new year – 2019! Before the break, we had two weeks for our exhibition. This year, our transdisciplinary theme for our exhibition was WWA, aka who we are. In those two weeks before the break, our goal was to have our idea/topic approved from our judges. Mine was DIY/crafts and homeless animals, we had to connect our passion(s) and our issue; so I’m going to make DIYs (toys and treats) for stray dogs in Hong Kong to be specific. Mine is basically, “exploring art and DIYs to spread awareness about homeless dogs in Hong Kong.”

Some of my main key concepts are change, perspective, and responsibility. I chose those three as my main concepts because change, this exhibition is to help take action and inspire our community with our passion and interest. Responsibility because it is our environment that we have to take care of and everyone should be helping, perspective mainly because we have to take opinions from everyone (what they think about stray dogs) so we can collect data and make our exhibition more successful. Some related concepts are opinion, role, system, impact, rights.

We just started on researching so we aren’t that deep into our topics yet. We thought of key and related concepts, our lines of inquiry, and of course our topic and interest. I hope my next exhibition post I will come back with more information; so that’s around it, thanks for reading this far and byeeee 🙂

Dance Reflection

Welcome back 🙂 As you can see from the title, this post is going to be about our dance unit. We created our own choreography and performed it in front of our classmates and teacher. The elements were based on things we learned in grade 5 and includes some new things we learned at the start of the year. Down below is the video of me and my partner’s dance and the rubric I filled out.

https://docs.google.com/document/d/12WarV8iKiqPhu7c3_nW73dxKWBjBvytqEBrqEcYf_Nk/editg

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1KvyppNEm_wQsjVwJi4j_Cnrr0bRgKUwS

Everyone in our class put time and effort into their routine. Overall, I had a good time in Dance!

Grade 6 Camp

It’s been a long time (again) but a lot has happened over the past 2 months. We had camp, our class assembly, dance, and much more. As you probably already know, today I’m going to focus on Camp. We traveled all the way to Sai Kung for Outward Bound. Since we’re in grade 6th now, we stayed for 4 days 3 nights. November 27 to November 30th. We had around 10 people in each group, my group was originally named Blyth, but then was changed to Hot Guac. 😄

My favorite part has to be the Jetty Jump, it was scary at first but was so fun once I jumped. When we got up to where we had to basically plunge into the freezing water, we realized how high it actually was. We all encouraged each other and the whole group ends up doing it! I thought this activity was great for people to overcome their fears. Our instructors didn’t push us to do it but respected our choices. The Jetty was such a fun and great experience! 🙃

Besides the Jetty Jump, we did a lot of team activities and games where we had to help one another to complete it. We did LOTS of teamwork stuff like cleaning camp materials as well. The first night, our group was supposed to be camping outside in our tents. When we got to our campsite, it started drizzling. It wasn’t heavy so we continued with our jobs; but after a while, light rain turned to huge gray clouds and POURING rain. 🌧️ We ended up still eating dinner there but under a tent cover. The rain didn’t stop by the time dinner was done, so the best decision was to go back to base and sleep in the main hall. (On the FLOORS by the way – it sounds bad but turns out to be ok) Of course, when we left the campsite the rain stopped. It seemed like a disaster but the night was still fun. Most of the girls ended up staying up cause we couldn’t sleep, including me. Thankfully, the next night in tents was much better. 😊

Outward Bound is a considerable camp for people to overcome their uneasiness about certain activities and for people to get bond with other students (humans if you’re not a student) that they never talk to in hallways and school. This camp teaches you to be responsible and independent. In our group, we all got a chance to cook, set up tents, and carry heavy bags while hiking. 😅 Of course, being more confident and responsible is the whole point of camp!

I would say this year might be the best one out of all the years, each year’s camps had their own special elements which make camp fun! Before camp I was sure it would be horrible, hiking for 4758237858 hours, sleeping in tents with bugs, and horrible tent mates. It ended up being the opposite! I understand why 6th graders last year liked camp so much. Outward Bound has to be one of my highlights since grade 6 started. 😁

 

Inquiry Toy Deconstruction

Hi guys! Welcome back to another blog post. This post is going to be about one of the activities we’re doing for inquiry. Our new unit is HTWO aka how the world works. So we’re deconstructing a toy and building a new one. But this post is only going to be about the deconstruction. For my toy I decided to take one of my brother’s toy (don’t tell him) which is a car. It took me a long time to break it, most of the screws were deformed but at the end I got most things out. After we break the toy, we were to write on a piece of paper about the parts, purpose, and complexities. Next we write a reflection about this. (which I am right now) we also have to take a picture of our parts, but before that we have to organize it. The picture will be down below.

For the last 2 weeks, we got time to deconstruct our toys. Mr. Roberts provide us with toy boxes that include screwdrivers, hammers, and others stuff. It was really fun to see what was actually inside our toys. Most of us brought something car related, they have lots of wires, motherboards, batteries, and much more other interesting things. As I said before, after we take our toy apart we organize our parts on the floor so we can take a picture. We also have to write on a piece of paper about the part, purpose, complexities.

Here’s the picture of the parts that took me so long to organize:

That’s it for now, thanks for reading this post. BYE!

Mini Inquiry Exhibition

Hi guys! Welcome back to another blog post. This one is going to be about our mini exhibition for our end of the inquiry assessment. I work with Sophie for this project, our topic was about Fire. The historical age was Ice Age. We made a prototype for this, it was this huge fire with a pot hanging over it. It was made out of wood. I thought this was very creative, no other group had this big model. Lots of other people agreed, they also liked our prototype. We got lots of good comments, but something that we could work on was explaining clearer. Also citing sources; next time I also think that we could have spend less time on the model and more on the presentation. Overall, I enjoyed presenting and would love to do this again. 😊

SLLR Reflection

Hi guys! Welcome back to another blog post. This post is about our SLLR. (student led learning review) Last Friday, we had our parents come to school with us. SLLR is kind of a meeting with our parents, the purpose of it is to show them what we have done since the last SLLR.

We also share our “Me as a Learner” with them. It’s basically a poster with things that we either work well on, or things that we need to improve on. Each of us also gets a chance to share a bit about every subject. For example, I shared my book club, inquiry presentations, math, and also some others.

I thought my SLLR went really well. My parents liked what I’m doing in class, and was really proud. Even though I think I did well, I could still work on some things. Like being more prepared, I think I could have been more prepared and could have explained more about each piece of work. I think I did well presenting to them, they knew what I was talking about. I was also able to answer there questions. This SLLR went perfect.

That’s it for this blog post! Hope you enjoyed, and BYEEEEEE! 😛