Hi! My name is Ashlyn. Welcome to my blog! I am in Grade 6 of the Canadian International School of Hong Kong and I am in 6D. My homeroom teacher is Mr. Brodie.
This unit, we worked on our beam design for CCC. This is my design.
I drew yin and yang pattern and dragon because dragons represent power and yin and yang represent balance. I used red, green, gold, and blue because korean like green and blue and chinese like red and gold. Red represents luck and gold represents nobility. I also drew the Chinese flag’s five stars and the Korean’s flag’s Qian Kun.
This week, we really focused on our HWEO (How We Express Ourselves) unit. We focused on writing our poetry writing and our art forms*. *We had to choose an art form to focus on and explore during our unit and me, Chelsea, Amber and Veronica chose baking. Even though Amber and Veronica already knew how to bake, Chelsea and I was like seriously new to baking because, for me, it was literally the first time to bake. Last week Monday, we baked cupcakes and it was kinda a failure because we weren’t really accurate in measurements and our time management wasn’t that good. Our icings were wayyy too sweet for a human being to eat and it was too melted. So I am going to wrap this up using 2 stars and a wish.
Star 1: I actually made the batter dough successfully.
Star 2: We cleaned the mess well.
Wish: I hope we could care more about the accuracy in measurement.
Hey readers! We just had our 2 exhibition days on May 2nd and 3rd. After the long journey of learning, we finally shared our knowledge to our community.
Our(my BFF Chelsea & me) booth was at the LLAC(Leo Lee Art Centre). We had a cool fancy sign that said “Mental Health” because our topic was related to it because my topic was about Autism Spectrum Disorder and Chelsea’s was about OCD, anxiety and fragile mindedness. We also had pictures of the action we took, some documents and our visualization.
It was really fun but also very exhausting(because we had to stand up for the whole time). But, it was really cool sharing my knowledge to others. I think they found it interesting. We also let them play KaHoot after that. I think my presentation was actually not that boring because they stayed focus and they didn’t seem like they were bored out.
The things I liked about this exhibition was that I could make friends by sharing it to the VSA students and CDNIS students. They were all really nice. Also, it felt nice that you were actually kinda like teaching others about the topic I know well about.
The thing I want to change if I do this again is that I want to be able to share more information because this time I had trouble wrapping my research concisely. So I couldn’t share all the things I knew because then it would be way too long. I also want to be louder because even though I was talking in my loud voice. Since there were lots of other people at the LSSC at the exhibition night when the parents were here, I think they trouble to hear me. Because when I was sharing to the VSA students and CDNIS students, they didn’t have trouble hearing me.
Something interesting is that we actually made a friend from VSA named Monica. It was really cool that you have a friend who is at another school and you also have their Gmail address so you can still talk(?) to them.
In conclusion, I really liked this experience and I don’t think I am that happy that it is over. I still miss it and I will continue learning more about the topic. Thank you, Ms Shelly, Mr Brodie, Ms Ross, Ms Lora, Ms Tan, mom, dad, Chelsea, Veronica, Kimaya, Chloe, Maeve, Lauren, Linn and all the others who received my blue ribbon and bookmark.
Hey, readers! IT IS ALREADY WEEK 22!!! AND THIS WEEK WENT TERRIBLY FAST!!! I really focused on my explanatory writing about energy and my exhibition research. This week, I interviewed Ms Ross on Thursday because she said that she worked on autism for her master degrees. I got a whole lot of information! But I am struggling with my explanatory writing though because I don’t get the energy thingy. I think science is just not my thing. I JUST DON’T GET ITTTT. 🙁 I hope I will eventually be able to understand it. I will summarize with 2 stars and 1 wish.
Star 1: I got a lot of information from the interview.
Star 2: I concentrated when I was researching for my explanatory writing.
Wish: I wish I could work harder writing the explanatory writing because I was very confused and bored.
And wait! One more thing that I forgot to write was that we started learning soccer for P.E(Physical education) and I don’t know how to play soccer. I keep missing the ball. Whenever I try to kick the ball, the ball always runs away!! I hope I could get better. Wish me luck! Byeee!
Hey readers! It is already week 21 and Easter break is coming soon! This week we started a new unit called “HWOO” aka How We Organize Ourselves. We are learning about energy. Our central idea is “Systems that requires energy is created to respond to human demands.’ and our transdisciplinary theme is “An inquiry into the interconnectedness of human-made system and communities.” We were supposed to choose 3 questions that we wanted to learn about and mine was: 1. How does a wind turbine function? 2. How does a battery function? 3. What are the different forms of energy?
At P.A, we had to make digital music. We had some options: just making new music (Without lyrics) and making a mashup/remix. Me and my friend, Chelsea chose to make a mashup and we are mashing up Mad hatter by Melanie Martinez and Problem by Ariana Grande. This drives me really CRAY CRAY because I think it goes really well together but it is so hard to match the timing. But we will still try!
I will conclude by 2 stars and a wish.
Star 1: My process journal is neat and well organized.
Star 2: I didn’t give up with my PA thingy.
Wish: I think I could do my home learning more quickly!
Hey readers! Last week was our exhibition focus week and we were supposed to focus on our Exhibition. We went to the upper school’s personal project on Friday and we had to choose the booth we were going to and we had to ask questions to them. Anyways, my 2 stars and my wish is:
Star: I researched and I got lots of information.
Star: I sent my email to Ms. Ross and got a reply.
Wish: I think I could have used my time more efficiently and finish all my tasks on time.
Hey readers! This is Ashlyn. This week we finished our sharing our planet and we are going back to our Who We Are so we could really focus on our exhibition because the exhibition is on May 2nd and 3rd. We don’t have much time so we really have to focus. So for our Summative Assessment, we had to do a speech about an issue we are passionate about and I chose Global Warming. We also had to make a google slide with 5 slides without any words and present it to a small group. I think I wasn’t perfect in that video but I think I did quite a good job, I guess. Personally, I think I did a good job on choosing the images for my slide because I put an image of a polar bear with a sad face on standing on the small tiny piece of ice and the audience was like “Aww… Look at that sad face! I feel so bad!” which is a good thing because it means I made the audience have empathy. I also put some statistics in there so I could tell them how serious Global warming is. Next time, I think I could do better when I said it stronger and with more hand gestures. I think I could also have lowered the cue cards so I looked more confident and passionate. The video below is an iMovie I made that shows me presenting.
Hey there! Recently at math class, we learned about probability. Firstly, we learned what probability is by playing games with Mr.Brodie and figuring if it was a fair game or not. A probability is a chance of something happening and it can be shown by words like likely, unlikely, and certain. I felt very confident with that because I learned it before and it was easy to understand because it was demonstrated by playing games. I think that is a very good idea because we can also enjoy it while we are learning.
After that, we learned about theoretical probability and the experimental probability. I found that a bit challenging because I didn’t really know what it was at first but we played other games to understand what they are. Theoretical probability is a theory behind the probability and also a probability written without experiments. Experimental probability is a probability written based on the experiment.
Hey there, this is Ashlyn. This week I learned that there are no age rates for being an activist and that if we are passionate to do something, we should never give up no matter how hard and tough it will be. This week Monday, a guest speaker called Jordan came to talk to us at the library pit. He is an activist and he takes action for the refugees from South Asia like Sudan. He was 18 years old when he first tried to help them and he was trying to contact different charities and asked them if he could join. He asked about 25 charities but they all said that he was too young to join their charity. But there was one man who said they don’t need special skills to inspire people and take action. So Jordan joined him and he went to South Sudan’s refugee camp and there were so many refugees that they needed more caravans. It took him 5 hours to bike the whole camp and he told us that there was a ripple effect. Students from 2 schools fundraised 12000 dollars in total (6000 each because one caravan is 6000). I think it is great how he can inspire people to take action. I can never imagine myself doing that but I hope I could inspire other students in our school and raise awareness on autism when I am sharing my PYPX.
Hey readers, grade 6 just had Young Americans last week on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. They are the most enthusiastic people I ever saw in my life. They are always full of energy and so nice. On the first day, we learned the opening dance and the song. We also split into 3 groups. Our group name was Sushi. We learned the choral position that our group called the fish position. It was still the first day so I didn’t really get the dance. On the second day, we learned the celebration dance and sports dance. We had to act a bit while we were doing the sports dance because we had to act like we are in a golf game, a baseball game, and boxing game. We had to cheer. After that, we made our own song and our group wrote a song about two Lammas and a moose traveling to find fresh grown hay. Although the Lammas names were Jimmie and Timmie, our song was called “Bob”. After songwriting, we had to create our own dance. We split into very small groups. Sushi split into 4 groups. (Su girls, Su boys, Shi girls, Shi boys) Our group made a very dramatic dance and I thought it wasn’t too bad. We also learned the lion king song and on Friday, we had our performance. I was so nervous but I think we all did a great job on it.