My goals for these few months are…
1. I will manage my time properly
- I usually lose track of time and end up finishing my home learning last minute
1. Make a timetable for me
2. Give me an award for completing my goal
3. Take time finishing up and take breaks between each hour
I will do it …
- At the start of every week
- Every time I have things to do ( home learning, homework )
- When I am unable to wake up/don’t have enough energy, it means that I don’t manage my time properly This is how I will know that I’ve completed my goal
- When I am able to finish my home learning on time, able to have a reasonable amount of sleep and time to rest/play. 2. I will keep a healthy lifestyle ( manage my sleeping time )
- I sleep too late due to my procrastination
- I also sleep too late because I have lots of after-school activities ( in school and outside school )
- I have problems waking up in the mornings as I sleep too late and won’t have enough energy in the mornings.
I can complete my goal by…
1. Setting an alarm for when I have to sleep
2. Don’t procrastinate and finish my home learning earlier
3. Listen attentively in class so it would take me less time to complete my homework
4. Try not to drink tea at night.
This is when I will do each step:
Every day of the week
Every Night until I am able to wake up with enough energy for each day
Once I reach home
I will know if I have completed my goal by…
Having enough energy in the mornings and I am able to wake up without having to ask for five minutes more in the bed.
- I will be a risk taker
( courageous )
So I can receive feedback and I would be able to improve and learn new things.
I can complete my goals by…
Contribute more during class
Share my ideas whenever I can
Ask questions if I don’t understand
When will I start?
2. When I have an idea and am willing to share
3. When I don’t understand something
I will know that I have completed my goals when…
When I am able to share my ideas without my teachers calling on me and when I am improving and learning more/new knowledge
This week was the week before mid-term break. It was also the week where we would wrap things up on our unit, Scientific Inquiry. This unit was indeed a very interesting and intriguing unit. I learned many new things and reviewed on some of the things I’ve learned before.
For example, I learned what molecules were and what they make. Molecules are a group of atoms bonded together that makes up nearly everything including matter. I’ve learned the three states of matter before, however, I never knew that there were actually 5 states of matter! ( solid, liquid, gas, plasma and Bose-Einstein condensates. )
This unit’s summative, I decided to group up with my classmates and we decided to test out borax crystals. We first tested out the original recipe, then when decided to add a twist. Instead of boric acid, ( borax + boiling water ), we decided to test out contact solution, detergent, and baking soda., In the end, only the baking soda one worked. I think this is because the borax solution and the baking soda solution had an advantage. Borax and baking soda are both crystals itself. They just needed to be dissolved in water and grow on something to be a bigger crystal. This experiment was very interesting, even though we didn’t find out much, the crystals turned out beautiful and, our experiment was successful.
This week was indeed a very busy week as we had so may task to finish. In the end, I managed to complete them all and I was very proud of myself. This unit was a very exciting unit as we were able to conduct experiments and learn about how and why it turned out like that. I really enjoyed this unit and I am looking forward to seeing what we will be learning next time.
This week was both very exciting and worrying. On Thursday, there was a map test. I had 51 questions and guessed a few. This was my second time doing a map test and I was VERY nervous. This week, we also learned about number sense and we also did math rotations. In my opinion, the math rotation activities were really interesting and fun in a way.
On Tuesday we went to the LLAC’s book fair for English books and on Thursday we went to the book fair for Chinese books. We went there for twenty minutes and I bought a book at both times.
Even though this week was very eventful, it had its ups and downs. The positive part was that I could finish everything I planned: pipe cleaner experiment, home learning, birthday wall… However, the negative parts were that my glass candle dropped from the top of my locker and a glass piece got stuck on someone’s finger, we couldn’t finish the birthday wall on time, my groups experiment on a pipe cleaner failed and I was late for class for several times in the week. An idea to not make the same mistakes again is to never bring glass items to school, and be more careful and precise when doing experiments.
This week was really great and I am excited to see what we will be doing next week.
WEEKLY REFLECTION 4
The 1st month of grade 6 has passed so quickly. This month has been very exciting and interesting. I really enjoyed this first month of school.
In my opinion, the best thing we did this week was doing our own it activities and our student-led activities. I thought that the activities/tasks that were planned for us were very creative, fun and challenging at the same time. One of my favourite events this week was seeing the Stanley Cup. Even though I’m not an ice hockey fan, it was a privilege to be the first school in Hong Kong to see it. However, it felt unfair that the grade 3-5s got to touch the cup and the grade 6s couldn’t. I also feel regretful that I didn’t line up to get Alex Troughay ( since they sat at the front and the grade 6s sat at the top 🙁 ) One of the activities that I disliked this week was going to the HIVE to make the almond brittle. Other students must really like it, but I didn’t. This is because I’m lactose intolerant and the brittle included butter. 🙁
But overall, this week was really fun and exciting, and I hope we can do even better activities next week!
This week of school, we got more into the topic, who we are. We did an “Own It” activity were we got to choose what to do. I first did the math pre-assessment, the pre-assessment was not so bad, it did take up a lot of time though. There was also the projects and learner profile reflection.
We also did the student-led activities/classroom design committees. My group and I, (Daphne, Hayley, Ava, Calum, Rian, Josh) are still working on the birthday wall and the height wall. For the birthday wall, we only have gone through about 5 students and still, have 24 more to go. ( we have 29 in total) I really enjoy the student-led activities, and I am looking forward to finishing everything we planned. We still have to finish:
- Birthday wall (currently doing)
- Vacation wall
- Height wall ( not sure if the boys have finished it or not)
- Seasonal themes (won’t cover the whole classroom as we would be using up lots of paper or we might not even do it)
Lastly, Mr. Brodie read us a book called Shi-Shi-Etko. I really enjoyed the book and I found it very interesting. It was about a little girl named Shi-Shi-Etko being taken away from her parents to go to a school to learn about being a Canadian. Shi-Shi-Etko’s passion is nature, she loved to visit the grandfather tree (her favorite spot), collect sprigs, berries and go canoeing with her father. She also received a memory bag from her Ya-ya, she put all her favourite things in there, then she went to bury them in beside grandfather tree. We also
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