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Weekly Reflection week 10

We just started a new unit Where We Are in Place and Time, so far I’ve learnt about Adam Smith the economist, and also about trading and the past events related to economic. talking about past events, I’m now researching about the stock market crash in 1987, and my task is to analyse the informations so I can make recommendations in the future.

For this reflection, I chose to reflect on one specific work I’ve done over the week, and it’s about the first opium war. That was my first time using the cornell note taking format, it was kind of confusing at first because the left column had a word called ‘ Cue’ and I didn’t get it. I actually learnt a lot just by researching about the war, one of the main ideas of the opium war is that British wanted to trade opium with China because they wanted silver for tea. A lot of Chinese people got addicted to opium and so Emperor Jiaqing made opium illegal to be traded with other countries by 1796. But people still did it illegally so he had to make opium illegal, people can’t smoke it or sell it.

I really liked how I knew much more about the opium war by taking notes in the right column, I summarized the informations I had in the bottom column


This goal setting took me so long to do, and here they are.

The first one is to be open minded and work with everyone not just my best friends, I chose this because I don’t feel comfortable with some people just yet but not only that, if I get to choose I will always go with my friends. To reach that goal, I’ll need to be comfortable to work with everyone because the teacher might assign the groups. But when I get to choose, I will choose to go with others and get used to it. I will know that I achieved my goal if I am more comfortable to work with some people than before, or maybe I’ll even know them better.

The second goal I set is I will manage my time better, like finish my works before the deadline. The reason I chose this is because I’m a lazy person and I use a lot of time to relax, I always forget about the works and left it to the last minute. I’ll need to do my work when I have time, I need to use it wisely. The bad thing is that I can only relax after I finished my work because I know I’ll forget it later.

Being a risk taker, my third and last goal. This is the most important goal because I don’t usually answer questions if I am not asked to, but then I won’t be able to learn more things. For example, the teacher talked about something that I didn’t understand at all, though I didn’t have the courage to ask because I cared about what others think. I should answer a question when no one wants to but I actually know the answer, I also should raise my hand when I have a problem or question. I know I ask questions when no one is paying attention to me or when we’re not sitting around the carpet. But still, I need to achieve it. I know I succeed when I feel like I can just raise up my hands without anyone telling me to.  

I never took this long to set three goals but I find that the ‘thinking about my goals’ document is quite useful for me to write this piece of writing.

weekly reflection 6

It’s more than a month of grade 6 year now, sometimes classes were a little boring and I even have Chinese homework on weekends. But still, most classes were fun especially for planning the experiment. By experiment I mean for the unit summative, it has to conclude an experiment writing and a way to show the experiment. I’m doing fruit loops in milk experiment with my friend/ classmate, I’m really looking forward to work on the experiment at her house.

Something positive this week was obviously working on the experiment, and also spending time with two grade elevens. We were also doing an experiment about protein and acid mixing together, and pour the mixture on a cheesecloth to separate the liquid and solid.

I don’t have many negative things that happened this week but the only one was the time management for math. We were doing math tasks and my group were reading books and solving math problems with clues. But we didn’t manage our time well because we were always talking something not related to math.

It was a nice week and I really like my improvement for organizing. I knew it would be fun.


我開學以來最喜歡的事情是在課堂上玩有關課文的遊戲。 因為一來又可以學到多點課文的知識,又可以開開心心地上中文課,不會覺得悶。我沒有什麼大目標,我只想要學好中文,沒壞處。我有一個理由,學多一個語言不好嗎?將來長大後可以用中文來跟別人溝通,要說的流利,就要認真學中文。



weekly reflection 4

It’s been a whole month of grade and so far I’m having lots of fun. There’s nothing really special happened this week but still, I’m happy every day.

There’s a lot of fun activities this week, my favourite one is to use our five senses while Mr. Brodie is making almond brittle. Though the fun part is not here, it was when we were eating,  it was super sweet and tasty.

Last week we worked on the unit Who we are but now we changed our unit to How the world works, we dug deeper and deeper into our unit throughout the week. The things I learnt about the unit is the process of scientific inquiry and matter. I never heard of matter and dark matter before and now I understand them well.

Something I thought was interesting is that I actually saw the famous Stanley Cup! It was so big and precious, I didn’t expect Phil Pritchard, the cup keeper along with Alex Troughay to come to CDNIS. Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to touch the Stanley Cup because I’m far away.

It’s important to be happy every day, nothing makes me sad even if I have Chinese home learning on Fridays. But I’m still happy. 🙂


Weekly reflection 3

We have lots of own it times during this week and I spent most for passion product because it is the first time I really enjoyed doing home learning, we also get to play with our buddies and we reorganized our classroom.


I did photography with my classmate for passion product, it was really fun designing and decorating it. Although we worked together, I clearly explained who I am and why it is my passion. The other Own it times, I worked on the math patterns, though I changed my mind to doing passion product at school because I wouldn’t be able to work with my partner. So I ended up doing part of the math as home learning and finished the rest of them at school. We also had buddies this week and the whole class were doing those get to know each other activities. Now, I knew some facts about my learning buddy.


This was a great week and I’m starting to have more home learning, we swiched tables but it’s not balanced. Also, I think the classroom looked a bit unorganized and squishy, I like it better before.

Weekly Reflection 2

a few days ago, I listed some of my goals and now these one and a half goals are the goals that I’ve succeeded. Greet classmates and teachers that I see every morning, I didn’t greet everyone in the morning but I did greet teachers and friends that I’m close to, so maybe I need to work on that. The second one is Listening to others, making the right decisions when working with groups.

On Wednesday, Mr.Brodie read us a story called Shi Shi Etko. There’s this girl named  Shi Shi Etko who needed to leave her parents after five more days so she wanted to spend these days with her family, she was sad and happy at the same time. Shi Shi Etko had a memory bag which she puts things inside that she never want to forget, she even puts interesting plants inside. I really liked the story even though at first it was complicated. But after all those discussions and teacher’s explanations, I understand the story and made my own memory bad in my language book.

Since now my classmates and I were all getting o know each other, there’s a group of classmates made a game which you write people’s names in the question box. for example, the question is ‘ Have a dog’, then you write a person the class who owns a dog. It was a fun game and at the same time, we get to know each other better.

This week was fun and awesome because yesterday we get to plan our own day, and also the book Shi Shi Etko and some math work. I hope next week would be even better.



Weekly Reflection

This is my first week of grade 6, and I’m actually nervous and excited for the first day. I am happy to see my friends again, and I also met a new friend.

These few days my group and I were working on the plan for some classroom decorations, we are now working on a birthday wall. Unfortunately, we didn’t finish it before three classmate’s birthday. I’m worried about will my group and I cannot finish the birthday wall and other decoration because we didn’t have a lot of time to put our plans into action for the past few days. I suggest that we should have more time to do our group things.

I’m also worried about camp because I usually wear contact lenses at night and I will not be able to do it during camp. The place we will go might not be clean and there could be a lot of insects and bugs.

The best thing of the week is to do the murderer mystery challenge. It’s quite challenging at first but after we eliminated lots of people, we managed to find out the real murderer. I think it was so fun because I really like solving riddles or coded clues, I want to do another mystery again someday.

The time passed faster than I expected this week, everything was super fun and so far I enjoyed classes, it’s a happy week!


五月十日                           星期四                           雨

我一開始以為今天是帶雞蛋的最後一天, 已經放下了心來了。但是突然老師說明天中文課才是最後一天,我又緊張起來了。




Screenagers movie

Yesterday, grade 5s to grade 9s went to watch a movie called Screenagers. It is all about adult’s perspective for teenagers who always use their cell phones to play games or go on social media. Some parents don’t think it is a problem to have a phone for 12 or 13 years old teenagers, and they would even let them use it as long as they want to. I don’t think it is a good idea to do this because screens can affect human’s brain, especially for kids and teenagers.

One of the reasons that teenagers always use their cell phones is because their parents do that too, if their parents change this bad attitude, maybe their kids will too.

This movie tells us the bad things about using cell phones oftenly,  I agree on this because I also use my cell phone oftenly without knowing that it will affect my brain.