Btw im in Grade 7 now Upper School so yay 🙂 😁
For 7th grade music, I’ve decided to play the flute, because I like how it sounds. I did some research, and I’ve found videos on:
What a flute sounds like https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=is68rlOzEio
How to put a flute together https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xW4lSL9j4Rk
How to blow into a flute https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AhO4viOGGTw
How to clean a flute https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ksJ8lGU_To0
A while ago, we were assigned this Chinese story writing project. We got into groups of 3 and wrote a story with the target phrases from the unit story about Feng Shui. I was in a group with ALEXA and ISABELLA. We wrote a story about feng shui, and we also included pictures we made. Here is the link to it.
在中文里，我们进行了梁设计竞赛。每年，中国教师都要求6年级学生为其中一个CCC教室画一个横梁设计。 从我的角度来看，投票有点混乱，因为他们只从几个班级中选择了18个设计，而且大多数都是更高级别的 班级。有些设计比其他设计更好。这是我的设计图片。它可能有点模糊。
In Chinese, we had a beam design competition. Every year, the Chinese teachers ask the Grade 6s to draw a beam design for one of the CCC classrooms. The votes were kind of messed up from my perspective, because they chose 18 designs from only several classes, and most of them were higher level classes. Some of the designs were better than others. This is a picture of my design. It may be a bit blurry.
PYPX is over!!!!! I have been so stressed these past 2 months and finally it’s over!!! Last year when I was in Grade 5, I went to the PYP exhibition and thought that it wouldn’t be so hard. But I was wrong; PYPX is a process of checklists, deadlines, interviews, cohorts, approvals, and more.I think I improved a lot through PYPX in my time management and organisation skills. I think now I am more aware of my deadlines and what I need to get done by some time, and I think I am much better at organising my time, like how much time I use for relaxing and playing and how much time I use for work and studying. I think I can also apply these skills later in life for other things.
In this unit, I learned the way to communicate, as well as the economic activity plan and history of studying Wong Chuk Hang. Click here to see my presentation to the history of Wong Chuk Hang. Next time, I want to talk more and be more specific.
Today we did our persuasive Ignite talks. About 2 weeks ago, we picked a topic and researched on it to create a persuasive talk. We first had to plan using Ethos, Pathos, Kairos, and other strategies. Then we wrote an essay, and then we put together a 2 minute long talk, a 5-slide slideshow of just pictures and write cue cards. I chose sexism because I believe that sexism is important. I think I did well overall, but next time I do a presentation, I think I should memorise my cue cards more. Before, I was really nervous that I was going to screw up in the middle of my presentation, but luckily I didn’t. Click here for the link to download my presentation.
In math, we have been learning about converting decimals into percentages and percentages into fractions and fractions into decimals and so on. We have a math summative on Monday, so I’m going to go onto Mathletics sometime to practice before. I’m worried about the summative and how I’ll do, but I feel pretty confident in the topics that we’re doing. I hope I have time to review my math before the summative, or I might not do as well.
Yesterday at Performing Arts class, we had our ukulele assessments. Earlier, we chose a song to play and we had a few lessons and over the winter break to practice. I chose Three Little Birds by Bob Marley. I had sort of learnt the song before, but the chords I used then were different from the chords on Ukutabs, which was the website we were using to look up songs. I was glad I have my own ukulele at home so I could practice over the winter break. When I learnt Three Little Birds before, I had learnt to use C, G7 and F chords. Now I had to switch G7 for the G chord, which was much harder but I got the hang of it after taking time at home to practice transitions between C and G. Lucky for me, we didn’t have to present our songs to the whole class, just Ms Butler. On the night before my presentation, I was freaking out because I thought I wasn’t well prepared. But when I actually performed, it wasn’t so bad.