On Tuesday, May 9th, Our learning buddies and other classes from Grade 1 performed a spotlight at the LLAC. I really think that the our buddies including the other classes did a amazing job at performing and showing what they learnt about. They have learnt about the the environment and how they can help to save nature. They told a story about villagers in india trying to help save the trees. My learning buddy really preformed well. He was really committed on what he was doing in the performance. They also used puppets for some parts of the story.
Overall, I think our learning buddies (including the other classes and my learning buddy) did a very good job on presenting their work by making a spotlight.
We used scratch to make a tessellation. The tessellation can be made forever but if it touches the edge, it ruins the tessellation. On the first time I just made a shape but I tried and tried and thinked and actually, I made the tessellation. The hardest part was to calculate the degrees and the steps to calculate. I used the clues that Ms Fung told us. I learnt about the codes that makes the code. Because I finished the challenge. I am trying to make arrangements to make it much more creative and much more fun.
From Wed, March 29 to Fri, March 31 all the grade 4 went camping at Treasure Island. We were separated into groups of 12 or 13 and we did activities that we cannot do at Hong Kong Island. We went to the beach, learnt about the ecosystems that is connected to our PYP, Sharing the planet.
What I really enjoyed about camp is that we could do activities that we normally don’t do, like going to a Wetland and study about the plants that live there and what can happen when the weather changes. I think the activity that I enjoyed the most is raft building Sandy shores because I liked it when we got to go to the ocean and played with the water.
An activity that I experienced for the first time was the Raft Building (picture on top) because we got to make our own raft and tried to use it in the ocean. Our raft did float and move, but it was very unstable. From what we built, we also learnt some ways to tie ropes. The materials we used is 4 to 5 ropes, 3 bamboo sticks and 3 tires.
I will remember when we had cold showers because it was very cold. I would also remember when we had Breakfast, Lunch and dinner at Mav’s because I liked the food there. There was pasta, cereal and other yummy food.
What I found challenging is when we had to sleep because I never slept in a sleeping bag. Sleeping bags are not very comfortable but can be very warm. It was warmer than the normal bed that I sleep in at home. When I came back from camp, it felt very comfortable when I got to sleep in a normal bed.
I learnt about the ecosystems and how to save the environment and nature. It was very fun because we got to do things that we don’t normally do in our daily lives. I learnt how to surf and learnt and played games that I don’t play or I didn’t know about. Hajime:)
This week(Feb 19th – Feb 24th), the thing that I found interesting is the Design project using Minecraft. We did the Minecraft project because we were learning about the area and perimeter.
We started off with a draft of our house and we had to calculate the perimeter of the house and the area of the house and the room. Next, we did a Blueprint for the draft. The blueprint has to be really neat and clear so we all had to use a ruler so we can make straight lines.
The last step is to make the structure on Minecraft!! I am still on the blueprint step but I am very close to finishing. Also, the structure has to be the same as the blueprint.
I chose to write about this because it is very fun to make our very own structure. I also liked how we had to calculate the perimeter and the area. I am also looking forward to using my Minecraft. I also like to draw the blueprint because I like to draw and be creative.
I learnt about the perimeter and the area of things. For the perimeter, you have to add length and the height twice. To calculate the area, you have to times the length and the height.
Our class was really busy this week ( the last week ). We have been working on our assembly and also the robotics.
For the Assembly, the Central Idea for the Grade 4 was WWA ( who we are ) , People learn different things in various ways. That means people have many ways to learn one thing. For example, 2 students wanted to learn the multiplication. One student learned the multiplication by writing them on a piece of paper. That student is a verbal linguistic learner ( people who learn buy reading and writing ). The other student searched a video for multiplication learners. The student sang a multiplication song out loud. That student is a Musical learner ( A person who learn easily by singing, etc ). These words that describes a person is named “Multiple Intelligences”. Also when making our scripts, we were the first ones to present the assembly. It took me a long time because I had to also perform the French Horn ( instrument ).
Our class has been also working on our Robotics skills. We learned a lot of things like making the robot move, turn, beep the tones, draw/write on the LED screen and other cool coding skills. Next week we our going to have a dance off our robots.