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.
I made a poster with 2 of my classmates, and chose the “Vote For Me!!” choice, which is where you have to make a poster to persuade people to vote for a specific person. We chose to vote for 1 of the people in my group, and got to work.
I think what went well was that we co-operated nicely and got everything done in time, as well as sorted out what we needed to do in our presentation. I liked that we only had to use 1 piece of paper, so we didn’t waste paper. The rest of the paper we recycled.
What was challenging was getting things done quickly but neatly. We found this not too challenging, but I think we could still do better.
I learned that the colour red stands out against the colour green. Because the background of our poster was bright green, so I searched the web for what stands out against green.
Yesterday, we had robotics. Robotics was very fun, as usual, but yesterday we found out how to use the RGB Line Follower, so we could do a challenge in MakeX (MakeX is an international competition of mBots). The challenge was to detect if the colour was red, yellow, or green, then move the colour to the designated location. The challenge was called household garbage, and we had to move the rings (or household garbage) to the designated garbage can. The colour we detected had to be sorted into the right garbage bin, or else we would fail the challenge. To run the RGB Line Follower, we had to download an extension, and of course it was very confusing program, so our teacher had to explain it to everyone. Well, not everyone. Just the people who were working on that specific challenge. But once you put it together, it won’t matter which challenge you’re doing because in the end, your robot has to be able to do ALL the challenges automatically.
What did you enjoy about the activities?
I enjoyed that in the activities everyone could participate even though the numbers in the different groups were different in amounts of students.
What did you find challenging?
I found it challenging to remember where all the activities I went to were, because they only told us where they were once.
What did you learn?
I learned that electricity could be made by water out of all the other possible eco-friendly ways like wind power and sun power.
How could the experience be improved?
I think we didn’t have much time this time because it was only one period (one period is only 40 minutes in our school) and we only had about 15 minutes for each session.
BONUS QUESTION: Which line of inquiry does it connect to and why?
I think this one period connects mostly to our line of inquiry of causation (The causes of instability within ecosystems) because it talked mostly about how everybody is harming the ecosystems, for example, deforestation and plastic in the oceans. But some of the activities were more related to our line of inquiry of responsibility (How human action can positively affect the balance of ecosystems) because it talked about how we can make electricity in eco-friendly ways.
Today we did Robotics. My partner was Dylan, and we made a program that had the exact same amount of time. But, I put a song in it, and I still have to help Dylan finish his part that has a lower tone than mine. So, currently our programs don’t take the same amount of time. What went well was that me and Dylan cooperated and all agreed on something before we added it to the code. You can see that we added a lot to our code. What was challenging was making our robots do different things at the same time, because our robots did different things, but they did things that were opposite or were related and the robots relied on each other. The code was really long because we made the robots do a lot of things. The first part is for lights flashing red and green alternating left and right(when the left light is red, the right is green and then it alternates). The second part is for a movement part where our robots dance together. The third part is where our robots sing a bit and spin around in a high speed. The last part is where our robots sing a song. This is where I still need to help Dylan do his part.
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.