Marshmallow Tower Challenge

Hey there Readers,


Today 6E did a really fun activity called, “The Marshmallow Tower Challenge”. What we had to do was, make a tower with 1 meter of string and tape, 20 straws, and 1 marshmallow. Our objective was to build a tower and make it stable enough to be able to put a marshmallow on top of it in 20 minutes and the tallest tower would win – if a tower fell over then it would be measured to the highest point.


So anyway, we were split up into teams. My team included Allison, Darren, Rhea and me, we were on team 2. In the end, we won second place, 6 centimeters behind team 4 who won first place. All the other teams tried their best but all of their towers fell over.


Now, my team had no leader and I think that helped us so that we all had an equal say and that really helped us when we built our tower, and if we did have a leader I think that we would never have been able to all share our amazing ideas so I feel like everyone’s ideas were listened to and well received during the challenge and I think that my team was very collaborative during the activity and everyone was equally included.


Also, I think that my team didn’t really have a plan – even though we tried to make a plan at the beginning by trying to draw it out – but I mean that as a good thing because we were really good at improvising and going with the flow however when we tried to make the tower extra tall towards the end it started to fall so we stuck to the previous version.


Finally, I learned that I am great at improvising in pressured situations and that I work quite well in groups with new people.


Ok, that’s it for this post, Bye!




My New Grade 6 Life

Hi Readers,

I know it has been a while. However, I have a new update on school, I am now in Grade 6Elements (an awesome name that the class chose) and my teacher is Ms. Cheung she is really fun and nice and I am really excited about Grade 6 as it is the oldest grade so all of the younger students will look up to us.

Ok, I really have nothing else to say so I am done but keep posted to get the latest updates, Bye!

5E’s Epic VR Experience

Hey there Readers,

The other day 5E had VR time. We have had 2 sessions of VR so far. Our VR sets are like the normal VR goggle shape but we put iPods in the front to see the VR. First, you choose your topic, then your guide takes you through the scenes of that particular topic and reads out some fun facts. The first time we did VR, I was in a group with Azzy, Jessica, Calum, and Darren. First, we chose Jessica as our guide, then we got started on our first topic, The Black Death. The second time we did a topic that I forgot the name of but it was basically how we see different compared to animals, for example, we got to see dog vision, dolphin vision, and dragonfly vision. Then it was time to finish up so we packed up and finished. The second time we did VR, I was in a group with Takdeer, Calum, Josh, and Declan. I was the guide and we just did random stuff like the northern lights and stuff. So that’s it for now,      thanks for reading, Bye!

Creating Patterns

Hey there Readers, 

Today 5E did a math activity in which we talked about creating different types of patterns in small groups or alone. I was in a group with Lauren and Veronica. Our task was to “Make a geometric pattern using a different number of square tiles for each term” and then describe our pattern. The pattern on the right is ours. Our pattern basically adds 1 tile to each colour every term so it goes 2×2, then 2×4, then 2×6, then, finally  2×8. So that’s it for now readers, Bye!



The Kids4Kids Fashion Show

Hey there Readers,

The other day grade 5 did a fashion show, a lot of people payed for tickets to come and all the money that was raised went to the Kids4Kids charity (which is 1 of the 4 main charities that CDNIS supports) and it was supported by them too so that’s why I called it “The Kids4Kids Fashion Show”. So anyway, these past few weeks we have been creating different outfits with given materials in groups and create a “theme” for our outfits. We also had too choose 1 person from our group to be the model and wear the outfit and 1 person to help them out just before they walked the runway. My group included Asrya (Azzy), Shiv, Takdeer (Tak) and Sarah. Our group was given bubble wrap and our “theme” was “Air”, we chose Azzy as our model.Anyway, long story short, our group made an amazing outfit and Azzy looked great. So I guess that’s it, for now, readers, Bye!

My Chinese New Year Holiday

Hi again Readers,

For the past 1-2 weeks CDNIS has been having CNY (Chinese New Year) holiday. I went to Whistler, Canada with my family. My older brother James lives there because he has a job there. For the first couple days the snow was really bad but then there was a huge snow storm for 1-2 days and by the end of it there was 20-25 centre metres of new snow and it was really fun. I skied that week. Then, that Saturday, there was another huge snow storm. The next week I snowboarded and that Wednesday my friend Tim and his family came to stay with us. That Saturday I went skiing with James, Tim and Tim’s dad. Then, that Sunday, my family and I had to leave but Tim and his family stayed at our house for several days. So that was my CNY break. Thanks for reading, Bye!

G5-G6 Sports Day #fun but unusual

Hey there Readers,

The other day, grades 5 and 6 had Sports Day!!! I was slightly sick so I wasn’t gonna go but then, because I felt sort of ok and I live right next to the track for sports day so I went down to watch but then joined in. It was quite fun. First we played capture the flag against 5D and won, then we did ball toss and I got the longest throw, then we did long jump and I almost completely failed but other people jumped really far, later on we played 2 rounds of mat ball and it was quite fun, finally we played another round of capture the flag against 5A and won twice. A half an hour later we had the 800metre races. I got second place after my friend Charlie for the boys and my friend Azzy got first place for the girls. Then we had the 400, 200 and 100 metre races and then we had the tug of war. For grade 5 Orca won first place (GO ORCA!!!!!), Bear won second place and Mountain Lion and Raven tied in last place. For grade 6 Mountain Lion won first place, Raven won second place and Orca and Bear tied in last place. But because I was slightly sick I threw up a few times throughout Sports Day but it was still really fun!! So that is it for the amazing Sports Day, Bye!!!

SPLAT with FAUST and G5!!!!#SO AWESOME!!!!

Hi there Readers,

Today G5 went to the good old library pit and watched this really cool, live, theatre act called SPLAT and it was produced and performed by 3 ladies their names were Alice, Emma and Shiona. Alice was the producer of the group, and Emma and Shiona were her partners. Alice put together about 10 poems out of 200 and then Shiona and Emma added a few others. They said that their favourite poem was one called Mafia Cats because it had a lot of free character energy choice and humour in it. Then they said that the hardest one was First Men on Mercury because it had a bit of Gibberish in it. Finally they said that a good way to stay confident before performances is let your energy out and take deep breaths to stay calm.

So that is it for this post, see you next time, Bye!!!:);)

Amnesty #Lifesavers

Hi people,It’s Oliver and u won’t BELIEVE what we did today. We went to the library pit and this lady who was a member of this international movement called Amnesty told us all about, well, Amnesty. So basically, we had a graph for our information. She told us about some cool facts about Amnesty and stuff like that so basically I will just tell you the awesome information and stuff. So first of all Amnesty is the biggest human rights organisation or movement in the world with 7 million supporters or followers in over 150 different countries, Amnesty started in 1961 and then ……… drum roll please ……….. THEY WON THE NOBEL PEACE PRIZE IN 1977!!! Amnesty is a non-governmental movement that helps with children’s rights, women rights and human’s rights. They also bring in activists or save activists and one amazing thing they did is they saved a women who was abused by her husband and murdered him and was sentenced to death but Amnesty raised awareness and stopped the execution from happening and she was just sentenced to life imprisonment but I don’t really know what was better because life imprisonment is a life of nothing and dying is just sad to the person’s family members. So anyway the Amnesty member who was talking to us about topics that our teachers had told us to look out for so we had to organise this information into 3 categories which were, “Reasons why people organise themselves”, “How to develop actions that are effective” and “Interactions between parts and people within organisational structures”. So basically the “Reasons why people organise themselves” that I jotted down are:

  • they have research teams to do research in possibly effected areas and then give the results to the communication team to organise a meeting and talk about the information with journalists from New York Times, South China Morning Post, etc.
  • they have an exact kind of different yellow and an exact kind of different font and other exact stuff for their logo and stickers that they put on their own shirts and jackets and stuff

Now for the “How to develop actions that are effective ” I had:

  • they help with children’s rights, women’s rights and just human rights
  • they help activists for example the lady I just told you about when she was sentenced to death but Amnesty helped

Now, finally for the “Interactions between parts and people within organisational structures” I got about 5 things that were:

  • they raise awareness
  • they influence people and a lot of young peeps
  • they sent a letter to See Wai Lung about human rights
  • they talk to journalist from New York Times and other medias
  • they helped with the umbrella movemen

My class also made a mind map on Amnesty and and it basically stated the facts that I just told you about. So I gotta go now and I am done so, Bye!