Weekly Reflection (Week 11)

Hello, readers! Christmas break is coming soon! This week went really quick and we are learning about economics and it is quite harder and more confusing then I thought. There are a lot of new vocabularies and it is kind of hard to understand. I wonder how my dad knows all of these. My dad’s job is to do something about economic so, I can ask him when I don’t understand something.

Today, we had “Remembrance Day” and we had an assembly on the first period and since I am Korean before I came to CDNIS, my school didn’t do any assembly. I didn’t really know about it but, know I understand and I am very thankful to the brave soldiers who sacrificed themselves for their country so, we can live in peace. I didn’t really know why we wear the poppies before but, the poem that the students read, really helped me understand why we wear the poppies. I learned that poppies were very meaningful. Emily who played the flute while the choir was singing made me wonder if I will be able to be good as her later. I also learn the flute with my sister and my friend. We are all in beginning band so, we just began playing flute so, we are not that good yet. I am still not comfortable at making sounds. My goal is to practice it at least 30 minutes on Saturday and Sunday because I don’t have time to practice on weekdays and I have plenty of times to practice on Saturday and Sunday. I really want to improve on playing flute and I want to be able to play “Jingle Bell” on Christmas for my family. I hope I can achieve my goal.


Hi, I am Ashlyn. On Monday we started a new unit and the transdisciplinary theme is “Where We Are In Place And Time”. Our new unit is about the economy and economic historian. I learned some new vocabularies that are related to the economy.

On Tuesday, we had dance class and we learned how to lift without using a lot of strength. We just had to use some balance to lift a person. 

On Wednesday, we had performing art and we learned how to play “The Lion Sleeps Tonight” with our Ukelele, we are learning how to chuck.

On Thursday, we had visual arts and we finished our indigenous art.

On Friday, we dress up in our Halloween costumes!


Hi, readers!!! As you guys know (or not), I am Ashlyn and I am writing my reflection again because I have to write it every week. Today, this reflection will not be my weekly reflection but, it will be my goal setting reflection. We set some yearly goals for the week so, it is kinda like a weekly reflection but, it is teeny weeny beeny bit different so, yah.

For my first goal, I will improve on my time measurement skill. I think my home learning time measurement skill is ok because I already made a doc for my home learning schedule. I want my time measurement to improve because I am not really good at it. Sometimes, I have to rush at the last minute. When I am working it seems My steps to achieve this goal is being on task. If I am on task, I thought I could be able to finish my work quicker unless it is like a terribly hard one. I also thought that if I make my decision on what to do for my writing or my project a bit faster, that would help enormously. For me and my group’s last PYP exhibition, we spend 2 days choosing what to do for our scientific experiment. It wasn’t only my fault but, I had 2 more friends who were my group members who also had the same problem as me. The third thought of mine is kinda like Plan B or something like that. If  I still don’t make progress on my time measurement skill, I will ask my friend who is sitting next to me to remind me to be on task or be quick in making a decision if I am not on task or not making the decision quickly. I will know I have achieved my goals when I finished my project or my home learning before the deadline without rushing.

For my second goal, I want to improve on not caring what other people think about me. I want to improve on not caring what other people think about me because I am usually worried about other peoples’ opinion and take a long time on doing things. I am also not confident when I am sharing things because I am worried that the audience is going to think I am weird or dumb. To improve on this, I think I could look in the mirror and praise me every day and then I would feel confident. I will also practice speaking out loud by looking in the mirror. I could also show my work to my mom so, she could correct mine and I would feel more confident because I know it is good. I will know that I have achieved my goal by my feeling when I am sharing or doing a project. 

For my third goal, I want to improve on vocabularies. I want to improve on vocabularies because I don’t use any cool vocabularies when I am writing and I don’t know a lot of vocabularies. The steps I will do to achieve my goals are quite simple. The first idea is searching the meaning when I find a word I don’t know. The second is that I could add the meaning to the personal glossary and remember the meaning. The third and the last idea is that I could search for other words that have the same meaning with the word I am trying to write. I will know that I have achieved my goal when I get my glossary full with new words. I will also know when it seems like I am using a lot of vocabularies in the writing. 

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Weekly Reflection (Week 3)

Hi, readers! This week went super quick! (Seriously quickly) because it was so fun!

On Monday, we had Library and we made a mind map about “Reading”, duh. I mean, what else could it be? It is library time. Me and the small group that had 3 people including me, wrote down that we read for entertainment, learning idioms and new vocabularies, and relaxing. We also had Chinese and then our Chinese teacher gave us such a “great” news and the news was about the oral presentation we are going to have on Friday!!! 😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭

On Tuesday,  we went to the 12-floor lab for our U.O.I and guess what?! When we entered the room, I smelled something that I can only smell at heaven. It was so sweet and caramelly. It was almond brittle! Mr. Brodie, our homeroom teacher was cooking it! We had to observe it using 5 ways: Smelling, Tasting, Hearing, Feeling, Looking. After doing it, we got to eat it, FINALLY!!!

On Wednesday, we had Chinese and learned about Wang Mian.


Ashlyn’s Weekly Reflection(2nd Week)

Hi, everyone. I am Ashlyn and as you know I am in Grade 6 now. I am here to reflect my week. BTW, this is the second week of school and I feel like I did so many things in 1 week. So, anyways on Monday, we had a library time and Ms. Williams read us a story named, “The Backpack story” and this book is about the history of backpacks. This book is kind of related to our unit because our unit is about exploration and discovering new things.

On Tuesday, we had P.E aka Physical Education and we learned how to play badminton. We also took a test because our P.E teacher wanted to know our knowledge about badminton before we start learning it. I don’t know about badminton because I never played it so, my score was terrible but, it is okay because this doesn’t go on your report card and it was just a knowledge checking test. We also started making our classroom agreements too. We got into groups and made some ideas and then we combined the ideas and made the agreement.

On Wednesday, we had P. A aka Performing Arts and we learned how to play Ukelele which was kind of challenging because your finger gets tingly and sometimes you get some blisters on your fingers.

On Thursday, we had V.A aka Visual Arts and we learned letterings. It was very fun because you could write such a pretty font with a popsicle stick.Image result for question mark gif I know, right? It was so cool! After practicing some letters, we practiced writing our names too.

On Friday, which is today we are doing some personal tasks right now. I think this is why I like Grade 6. We get to have more individual works and responsibility than last year. We can arrange times and get to choose what task we want to do. That was the good news and this is the bad news. Mr. Brodie, my teacher caught us talking when he was talking and he told us that we had to be able to choose a helpful seat where we will not get distracted. I will try not to be too talkative next week and make better choices.

Cool inventions and TURTLE SHIP


Dear readers,

Hi everyone, my name is Ashlyn and I am in 5A. My homeroom teacher is Mr.Adams. I am here to tell you about my favorite invention. It is a Korean invention and it is super duper cool(for me) and I love it. Now, let me begin our great story!!!

During our U.O.I time, we learned and researched a lot of the inventions that were made in the past. I don’t know if you ever heard it but, the invention I’m interested in is the amazing “Turtle Ship”. (??) It kind of sounds funny but the name has a reason why it is called the turtle ship. Actually, in Korean, you call it “Geobukseon” which means the Turtle ship in Korean. The reason why it is called the Geobukseon is……

that you have to wait a bit. If you want to know keep reading.

Now, I will tell you why it is called the turtle ship. It is called like that because the body of the ship looks like a turtle! (interesting) I hope you didn’t think that the turtle ship is like a cruise ship. NOPE!!! It is absolutely NOT a cruise ship. It is a warship! A Korean admiral named Yi Sun Shin made it for the Battle of Myeongnyang which was against Japan. This is like when the famous victory of Korea occurred because he destroyed 31 ships out of 133 ships with only 12 ships. He also didn’t lose any of his ships too. Great, right?

Do you want to know how the turtle ship looks like? You can imagine it in your head first while I describe it and I will show you the image after I am finished explaining but, explaining is first! The turtle is made out of wood and iron. It has a lot of iron spikes on the top for discouraging the enemies to climb on it. It also has some holes for deflecting arrows and a dragon-shaped head that shoots flames and cannons out of it.

Now, I will show you the image of the turtle ship! But, sadly I can only show you the image of it in the museum so, please don’t mind if it is a bit hard to see every detail.

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What do ya think about this? Doesn’t it look marvelous? I hope you liked it. Thank you for reading my blog. Thanks and bye~

🍰🎂The 5 ingredients to bake a delicious classroom!🍰🎂

🍰🎂The 5 ingredients to bake a delicious classroom

Dear readers,

Hi, My name is Ashlyn and I am a student at 5A. My teacher is supposed to be Ms. Uhlir but, we have a sub who is Mr.Adams. He is a wonderful teacher and he is the one who gave us this homework about writing our responsibility as a 5A student.

I think our responsibility is to add the ingredients and bake it to make a good classroom! On April 30, Mr. Adams told us to do this Do-Now called ‘Write the 5 ingredients to make a good classroom’ and I was a bit confused but, I thought if we follow the attitudes and attributes, we could make a perfect class! So, I wrote communicating, cooperating, being polite, having empathy and having enthusiasm and I think my responsibility is to try it out! So, my answer is…


I hope you also try to make your classroom cake by planning the ingredients on your own and bake it! Be a responsible student! Thank you!

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HWOO Unit Reflection

Hi, my name is Ashlyn and I will talk about my unit.(this is about Chinese)

第三单元 HWOO Unit Reflection


Central Idea:

个() 人(rén) 的(de) 需() 要(yào) 和() 社(shè) 区() 有(yǒu) 联(lián) 系()。

Individual needs are connected to the community.  


Lines of Inquiry:


  •  社(shè)区(qū)里(lǐ)有(yǒu)哪(nǎ)些(xiē)组(zǔ)织(zhī)?





  • 社(shè)区(qū)里(lǐ)的(de)组(zǔ)织(zhī)和(hé)个(gè)人(rén)的(de)需(xū)要(yào)有(yǒu)哪(nǎ)些(xiē)联(lián)系(xì)?




Reflection of Learning:

I think I am a learner because I can call myself a risk-taker because I risk myself to share as many ideas as I can. I also think I am principled because I follow the teacher and I don’t get off task or game during class. I am also reflective because I try not to make the same mistakes I made before and I try to learn from my mistakes.

This is all for now. Thank you for reading!😃😃😃

Ashlyn’s STP( Sharing The Planet) Unit Reflection

Hello, my name is Ashlyn and this is my Q & A questions for our unit.
Q: 1. 你有什么权利(rights)?
2. 为什么说环境(circumstance)决定权利?
3. 你觉得(think)行动(action)可以改变(change) 什么?
A: 1。 我有吃东西的权利。我也有穿衣服和上学的权利。

2。 因为如果你出生在非洲这样的国家,你就是穷人。
3。 行动可以使你改善或成功的东西。 它也可以使你失败或失去一些东西,所以你不可以买水和买东西吃。