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單元一 P 42 說話練習
Alan Dick Memorial Walk
我選擇的圖片是圖片 C。我是新來的，所以沒有參加 Alan Dick Memorial Walk。因為我沒有參加，所以不知道我從 Alan Dick Memorial Walk，可是我可以告訴你我從這個說話練習學到的東西。我學到了自我認識和反思是個很總要的東西。
This week, we started a new unit in UOI – Where We Are in Place and Time.
On Monday, we did a pre-assessment on the new UOI unit, and also, in Maths started working on decimals. I found out that working on decimals is harder than I thought.
Tuesday: Today, we compared our old journals and thought of what we could do better. We worked on money and budgets for Maths.
On Wednesday, we presented a presentation about a newspaper article we worked on yesterday. I went up to the Green Roof for the first time and read books as well as played with our buddies. The morning class’s students were easier to interact with than the afternoon class’s children.
On Thursday, we worked on the Central Idea of the unit.
Thank god it’s Friday! Today, we worked on Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs.
This week is not very busy, but we never know, maybe we’ll have to sleep at 10:00 in the next week!
Where We Are In Place And Time is a UOI unit. We have just started it and had to write a blog post about what we know.
This unit is mostly about economics, something I am not very familiar with. I know that the stock market is related to trading things. Here, production and consumption are very important. Also, money is only a way to calculate how much you have. There are lots of ways to buy things, like cash, credit card, Octopus Card, etc.
This is all I know. I am looking forward to this unit.
In an IB school, there are 6 units in UOI. My class has just finished How We Organize Ourselves, a unit in Unit Of Inquiry. In every unit, we all have to write a summative, just like this time, but we also have to make a prototype.
We had to create an object that can harnesses, stores and distributes energy as our summative.
Me and my group were not always focusing, and took a few days to finally think of and agree on making an electric car that uses sun’s energy.
Despite the fact that we could work very fast, we were still behind, mostly because we did not plan. We soon came up with a good method of doing it and started to have much progress.
I learnt that we should always collaborate and communicate when doing teamwork and that we should always have a plan first.
During Digitime class, we learnt how to use Google Drawings. We had to create a poster of a few systems.
I think that I did well on finding systems-I had six, but I do think that I should find an easier topic next time.
Today, we did some difficult maths questions on the computer. Here are my results.
I got 5/6 correct.
Please go to the link below to see the questions and my answers.
Hello again! We have just started writing weekly posts.
This week, we have just started “Book Club”. I had chose a Morris Gleitzman book. During our “Book Club” meeting, we also had a party to celebrate our Assembly (Please see blog post “Medieval Fair”).
We brought some food to school to celebrate
We also did the MAP test. It was a bit hard in a few parts. It was an awesome but tough week. Please read on for a more detailed review.
We did the MAP testing during the week. I found the Language test a b it hard, but I think my result will be alright. Me myself is very excited to know the results of the test. Ms Lee also came in to teach us about the brain.
In Maths, we learnt about Algebra and patterns. I found Algebra quite easy except a worksheet with an unknown number on both sides of the equation. I also found our patterns’ worksheets quite easy. I was a bit careless so I got some easy questions incorrect.
In UOI (Unit Of Inquiry), we focused on self-awareness. It was very hard for me because I wasn’t very self-aware before. It took me a while to finish the homework, reflections and even the worksheets so please don’t blame me if my blog posts aren’t very good. I found out that my time management skills weren’t very good. I should really work on these.
In Literacy, we worked on writing memoirs. As said, I’m not very self-aware and couldn’t think of anything to write.
To tell the truth, it was very hard to write this post, and I’m quite sure that this piece
“Developing self-awareness can build character and healthy relationships”. This is our “Central Ides” for our unit “Who We Our”. The following blog post is linked to this, so make sure what the “Central Idea” means.
Today, we watched a video about a person from an American university disapproving using phones in the library. She especially blamed Asians for making noises in the library, which made Asians and even other foreigners and Americans very angry.
I think that she is not self-aware, not aware of the consequences of posting the video before doing it. She was not self-aware, and did not build healthy relationships with Asians and even other people in the world. She also did not help her school to build healthy relationships with foreign youngsters who could be planning to go to her university before watching the video. She was not setting a good example of her school.
After watching that video, we watched a Japanese singer response to her. Please watch the video below.
Here, he used a polite manner, but at the same time, he was also laughing at her. He was aware of what he was posting, avoid using bad language, which made him popular.
It made me realize that self-aware is an important skill. It also taught us that we should be careful of our digital footprint.
On Friday September 1st, we had prepared everything and was waiting outside the Leo Lee Arts Center LLAC Theater.
I had worked especially hard to make our assembly and my booth perfect. We didn’t had much time to research, so our booths might not be informative. We chose “make-create-collaborate”, which means that we will interact with the audience.
For my booth, my and my partner decided to talk about Secret Codes. We had a timeline (Whoops! BC on our timeline should be AD.) which we link other information like Enigma Machine, Morse Code, etc.
Morse Code is not a secret code. In fact, it was very popular. We chose it because it was very hard. We didn’t teach them very much about cracking codes, for it is hard to explain. If you look carefully and see if anything is strange or suspicious, you should check it. Messages using ciphers would be very hard to crack if you don’t know the code. Anyway, our assembly is a success!
For Maths lessons, we focused on finding pattens and creating secret codes. We used Caesar Cipher, a code to create code messages during Caesar’s Time.
We put two plates together, put a butterfly pin in the middle, and wrote the Alphabet on the two plates. We had to turn the smaller counter-clockwise 3 times. This means A = D. The code (A=D) is the Caesar Cipher. It took us a bit of time to create and figure out the messages. I would rather risk bandits or enemies know what we’re doing than using that annoying code. My mind was a bit “exhausted” after the class.