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Welcome to my first blog !!! This is the first time I’m using blogs, so don’t mind if I did something wrong accidentally. This blog is for classes that I’m taking in school. It is used mostly to hand in and share homework.

Math Reflection on Unit 3

Q: What activity (ies) un this unit helped you learn new math concept ? Explain the activity, your new learning (be specific !), and provide a snapshot of the work? 

A: We learned Bs=sB and sB=Bs in this unit. We learned this concept through the teacher speaking a explaining it on the whiteboard and giving us examples.

This is a snapshot of what we learned :

 

中文第二单元反思

最近, 我们在中文课上学完了第二单元。 第二单元中, 我们学了《差不多先生》, 《千金买骨》, 《冯谖客孟尝君》和 《桃花心木》 这四篇课文。 除了这四篇课文,我们还学了一些生词, 一些修辞方法,和 一些人物描写。

现在,我们在学习第三单元。

Ifolio Post for P.E

This is a Crit D video for PE, it is on the reflection of the invasion games unit:

Link to video

The score was back, and I think the score was ok (5/8). I think I could improve next time by explaining what I mean more clearer.

 

A skill I use in PE that I find help for in other areas of my life is problem solving, because in life there is a lot of problem, and problem solving is a very important skill. This skill helps me in academic ways and things in life.

Strengths and Weaknesses of My IFolio

The strengths and weaknesses before this assignment of improving my ifolio was :

Weaknesses:

  1. Not all posts are categorized and tagged
  2. Not all subjects have posts

 

Strengths:

  1. There is a welcome post at the top
  2. There is pictures or screen shots in some of the posts

 

For this assignment on improving my ifolio I made this plan to improve on my weaknesses:

  1. Check which subjects have at least 1 post (fine arts counts as one subject)
  2. If a subject does not, then add one to it talking about what we have learned so far in that class
  3. Add tags and categorize all the posts

But later, I found out I had to do step 3 first, because it makes me finding which subjects have at least 1 post.

So I made a change and the plan is like this:

  1. Add tags and categorize all the post
  2. Check which subjects have at least 1 post (fine arts counts as one subject)
  3. If a subject does not, then add one to it talking about what we have learned so far in that class
  4. Check if all post have tags and are categorize, if not, do so.

 

 

What I Learned So Far In P.E

We are currently in the fourth unit of P.E now, which is swim to survive unit. The previous units are  Olympic Ideals, Health and Wellness, and Invasion Games. The unit of Olympic Ideals was really short, we just learned what are the Olympic Ideals (Excellence, Friendship and Respect). The second unit was  Health and Wellness, we learned about things like why is sleep important and how to test how fast your heart is beating. The third unit was Invasion Games. In this unit we learned about how to be a good offence /defence player, how to be more successful in invasion games, how to throw and catch better… For the unit we are learning now, we learned about how to duck dive, tredding water  and survival strokes.

What I Learned So Far In Math

Recently, in math class we have been learning about geometry, but before this unit, there was 2 units before it, unit 1 Number Sense & Numeration and unit 2, patterning / algebra. In the first unit, we learned about how to add, subtract, multiply and divide fractions and decimals, how to convert fractions and decimals, what are integers, the order of operations and what are exponents and roots. In the second unit, we first learned about patterns, then we learned about algebra including what are variables, terms, expression, equation, coefficient, how to simplify algebraic expressions,  how to do a word problem and how to solve an equation. For this unit, we are having a test on Monday, and this unit is mostly about how to find the area and perimeter of circles and polygons.

What I Learned So Far In English

From the start of seventh grade to now, we have learned 2 units, and now we are learning the third unit, poetry. The first unit was novels. We first read a novel called “The Giver” and we answered some reading comprehension questions. Later, when we were done with the novel, we started to write P.E.E.L (point, example, explanation, link) paragraphs, we analysed the novel in P.E.E.L paragraphs. In the second unit, we learned about short stories, we read a lot of short stories, we analysed the stories, we did a fishbowl discussion, and at the end we wrote are own short story. In English class, we also did the wordy wise and wordy wise quizzes.

Working with Xcode in Design Class

In the second unit of design class, we have been learning how to use Xcode so far. This time we are trying to make a “bear app”, it is a app with three pictures of bears. And when you click the picture of the bear, under the picture there would be some text telling you if it is a bear. There is also a clear button on the bottom of the page, if you click it, the text would disappear.

Different than the first 3 apps we made, in this app, we will have to plan it, according to our teacher’s version first.

This is my planning sheet:

This is the main story board and code in Xcode:

When you open the app it looks like this:

When you click on the Panda picture it looks like this:

When you click on the polar bear picture it looks like this:

When you click on the teddy bear picture it looks like this:

And when you click the clear button it looks like this:

What I Learned So Far In Humanities

In humanities, in the past two units we learned about geography and empires.

In the geography unit, we learned about what is geography (the elements  and themes of geography) , what does geographers do, different types of maps (and atlas), BOLTS (elements on a map), scale and spatial relationships.

These knowledge might be useful when we are looking at a map to find directions, analysing maps, using an atlas, making a map, predicting zombie attacks and analysing connections.

In the empire unit, we learned about what is an empire, how does location and resources affect and empire, Julius Caesar and Genghis Khan, Roman military, and a little bit about the Roman empire and the Mongolian empire.

These knowledge might be useful when we are learning about other empires, learning about the Roman and Mongolian empire, learning about leadership in the past, technology in the past and military in the past.

 

So far, in humanities, we learned two units, and now, in humanities, we are learning to think like a historian.