On Tuesday, we started PE (not dance) class. It is now HWOO, and in PE we decided to organize ourselves by making a league. The game we are playing for the league is Matball.
I knew that Matball was a game, and I knew how to play it before we started. I have played Matball when I was in grade 4 in the school. One of the problems I encountered was that not everybody was working together. The next time I play Matball, I think I could improve on teamwork.
My standards for this time were to cooperate with others and let them know when I am open, and make the right decision for who to pass to. I met my standards mostly, because I took some time to think before I passed.
I did not do my work the same way as the others, because me and my friends worked out signals for different strategies. I do not think that they did anything like our plan. If I were to grade my work, I would give it a Meeting because we were okay at teamwork, and some teams hardly passed at all.
Next time we play Matball, I think we could take some time to work out more strategies. One goal I would like to set for next time is to pass at least 4 times before we try to score, instead of the minimum of 2 times.
|GRADE FIVE PHYSICAL THEATRE RUBRIC|
|My choreography showed different dance elements (use of body, space, time, energy, relationships)||1-2 elements||3-4 elements||5 elements|
|My choreography showed I used my time effectively and collaboratively (did I work well with my partner improving and developing our choreography for the best outcome? Did I stay focused so that I properly memorised my work?)||At times I focused and collaborated well, improving and developing our choreography||Mostly I focused and collaborated well, improving and developing our choreography||I always focused and collaborated well, improving and developing our choreography|
|My choreography was prepared so that I performed to the best of my ability in front of an audience||I was not prepared||I was partly prepared but could have worked more on my piece with my partner||I was confident and well prepared – I performed well|
|My choreography showed I understood how physical theatre works and I was able to use some of the ideas I viewed (Frantic Assembly style improvisation etc).||I don’t understand Physical Theatre and did not use any idea I viewed.||I kind of understand Physical Theatre and tried an idea that I viewed||I feel really confident about future learning in Physical Theatre and I used lots of the ideas as inspiration for my piece.|
What I did well was that I practised and practised with my group until it was almost as good as we could get it. We were very prepared.
What I could do better next time is to use more of the ideas that I viewed.
In the first two weeks of grade 5, I have learned a lot, but today I would like to share what I have learned in PE (Dance) class.
I have done dance class before, in grade 4. In grade 4 we didn’t do all the fun activities that we did in the first to weeks of grade 5. In grade 4, dance class didn’t take up PE (Physical Education) time but took up PA (Performing Arts). What we did was a hand activity where we created movements in partners. It went really well, and was also naturally very fun.
I met my standards for dance class because I did the best I could, and I cooperated very well. I was satisfied by my work and improvement, but I think I could’ve done better if I practiced some more with my partner. My standards were: Trying my best, cooperate with my partner, and practice until memorized.
I did my work trying not to copy others, but modifying their ideas and making them mine. Mine was different because I tried to make mine unique, along with my partner trying too. But our routines were still kind of similar, because we modified it based of something else. I want people to notice that we are unique, inspired by others, when we present.
A few things I would like to improve on is to do it faster, put more practice and effort into it, and make it longer. The main goal I would try to reach next time is to put more effort into it. I saw balance being used in my classmate’s pieces, so I would like to use that to improve my dance routine.
I did a scavenger hunt with my learning buddy and my group as well. Unfortunately, 2 buddies didn’t come to school and both were in our group, so our group only had 2 buddies (my buddy and another buddy). We searched for some riddles on the web and got our buddies to come up to our classroom and answer them (because they never came up to our classroom, we went to theirs) and get prizes. Of course, we hid the riddles throughout the school, so our buddies had to find them.
What went well was that we didn’t run out of riddles – our booklet was still full of them. We didn’t have time to tell even half of them!!
What we found challenging was to get the other buddy in our group to follow us (my buddy could keep up). My classmate had to practically carry her around!!
I learned that my buddy wouldn’t easily give up, and he will think very widely if you give him a clue.
Make-Create-Collaborate is where we get to go to the LLAC and we go around and make things. The things that we make are very unique, such as a robot made from a toothbrush, and a kazoo made from wood, elastic bands, and straws. I made both of these things, and they both were very fun to make. I liked it that you could hear people singing while you are doing your own activity, and you can actually volunteer to sing if you really want to do it. What could be improved was that we didn’t actually have a lot of time to make the things we wanted to, and some of the activities only had limited space for people.
I used scissors and helped my buddy cut out paper models of coins(HK Dollars). After that I asked my buddy Marco take out the tens, fives, twos, and then the ones. We counted the money after that. There a total of $409( There was really $419 because Marco cut through/ripped two $5 coins)!
I did it because Ms. McNally said that our buddies were starting their money unit next week. I also did it because Ms. McNally said it would be fun if our buddies actually had money they could interact with.
I enjoyed that Marco didn’t talk much today(He usually talks a lot) and stayed on topic.I also enjoyed that he helped me cut out the paper coins.
I found it challenging to convince Marco to stop trying to cut perfectly on the lines. That is why he cut through/ripped through two $5 coins.
I chose this picture because I like robots. It trained my cooperation skills because me and my group had to make sure that everyone had to have a turn to use the screwdriver. It also trained my patience because taking the robot apart took a lot of time. I learned if you work hard, there is a reward. I also learned that if you want that reward, you have to achieve it.