Statment of Inquiry:
What I learned:
Skills I learned:
text types, communication and time management, and community functions.
My smart Goal:
Smart: Read Chinese Books every night
Measurable: At least 20 min a night
Attainable: Read to my brother during his story time so I can maintain
Realistic: Yes it is Realistic
Timely: Check How well I did at the new year
Challenges I faced
It was a challenge to communicate effectively with my partner.
Being organized with my time was also hard as it was difficult to work out exactly what to do and when to do it.
Meeting the time limit was also a bit of a challenge because at the beggining it was a bit short, but once we added ALL relative information, we were able to meet the limit.
We started out well, completing what we needed to do in class without any leftovers, but at the very end, my partner had to travel so we missed the deadline. Afterward, we had some trouble organizing our time to catch up.
Pronunciation was one of the harder bits of this project and I think that it is something that I should work on. There are some parts about pronouncing french words that were new to me and that I would occasionally forget. Pronunciation is one of my weaker points in learning French so I think that I should practice it more.
Work Ethic of Partner
I feel like my partner was working well most of the time, but she got distracted easily so we didn’t get as much done as we could have. I feel like she could have focused more and completed the task at hand with more effort.
Was your Partner Easy to Work with
My partner was very willing and understanding in terms of my ideas and the task at hand, making her easy to work with. We had some problems with cooperating and agreeing on how to do the final product as well as one who did what, which aroused arguments. This made the task slightly more difficult and my partner a bit harder to work with.
What did you Learn About Yourself?
I learned that I can be a controlling person due to the fact that I like to have things done my way because I think that is the best way. I have never been good at working in groups because I don’t like using other people’s ideas and when it comes to school, I prefer to work independently. I want to try and be more open-minded to other people’s ideas and opinions.
How do you Feel About your Results
I don’t feel bad about my results but I don’t really feel good about them either. I feel like I didn’t get a chance to show my best abilities and things would have been different if we had done it a different way. Overall, I’m fine with my results.
Goal for Next Assesment
My goal for the next assessment is to be less controlling and listen to others ideas and opinions. I want to be a good team member and try to cooperate better on my behalf. I also want to plan ahead from day 1 so I know exactly what to do and be prepared for incidents where my partner(s) are not there.
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这个单元的中心思想是：经济活动在不断的发展满足人们的需要。围绕着这个中心思想，我们有三个探讨线索。 他们是：（1）各种各样的经济活动， （2）影响经济活动发展的原因，和（3）现在和未来的经济活动。这个单元里的一大部分也是学不同的交流方法。
Hello everyone, today I am going to tell you a little bit about what I have learned in the WWPT unite.
The central idea of this unit is throughout time economic activity has developed to meet people’s needs.
There are three lines of inquiry. They are 1. a variety of economic activities 2. The reasons that affect the development of economic activities, and 3. The current and future economic activities.
We live in a world with many economic activities. Supermarkets, restaurants, convenience stores and other places that sell things are economic activities. Transportation is also a form of economic activity.
In this unit, my communication skills are better but I need to make my Chinese character writing neater and work on the stroke orders.
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A week before the CNY break our class started working on our ignite talks. The assignment was to chose an problem that you can take action on or you have ideas to take action for. We would take time to write up our script then make a slid show with images. In the end we would present them to our class. And that is what we did today.
Everybody in the class got a chance to present their talk to the rest of class. Everybody was filmed.
When I went up to speak I was slightly nervous but it was not that bad. My presentation was about nature and why we should preserve it.
I did well in writing up my presentation and practicing it. I learned that when presenting you need to had a clear loud voice and you want to grab your audiences attention. I need to improve on not stuttering and my hand gestures.
In the end, we all watched our videos and fill out a form on what we could have done better and what we did well in the presenting and the writing.
Hi everyone today I will write a post about what we are learning in literacy.
Only a week ago we wrapped up our report writing unit. In that unit we learned about how report writing is different from any other type of writing and how it only includes facts. For our final assessment , we wrote a report on something that happened in history that has to do with economic activity. It tied in perfectly with our unit.
Since we have started a new unit , STP, we have also started to learn a new writing style which is persuasive writing. During class we learned many persuasive writing techniques such as stating your claim first, using supporting detail and defending your own point as well as shooting down the others.
We did an activity in class where our job was to persuade Ms. Chung to buy a product we created. This activity taught us that when persuading it is very important to explain clearly why your product is better then everyone else’s. Its is also important that you state everything that your product has and how it will benefit your customer.
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Hi everyone today I will be writing a post informing you about our math unit!
Before the winter break, we had been working on the math unit called decimals, fractions, percentages and ratios . We learned to convert decimals into percents and fractions and we learned how to turn percents into decimals and fractions as well as turn fractions into decimals and percents. We practice ratios by doing handouts which involved finding the ratio of 2 things.
Now that we’ve come back, we refreshed our minds in ratios and we are starting a new unit about rates. Rates are ratios that compare two items measured in different units. But unlike ratios, rates involve quantities with different units, not the same. Now instead of writing the ratio of 2 comparisons , we have been practicing to write our comparisons out in rates. To get us started with rates we did and activity called how many triangles can you draw in a minute. In the end we had to write out our result in the form of a rate. For example: 63 triangles drawn/min.
I have learned a lot from our math unit and my skills have been developing. Thanks for reading!!
Last Friday our class (6E) had our assembly and I would like to write a blog post to tell you what it was about !! Parents if you were there, I hope you enjoyed it and if you were not, that’s okay because I will be giving you a brief overview of it in my blog post today.
What Our Assembly Was About
The characters were a spoiled girl and a poor boy who were close friends. As the girl comes from an extremely rich family, she always feels she doesn’t have enough and wants more. The boy’s parents barely have enough money to give everyone in their family food every day but they know the true meaning of Christmas and they show each other love. The ghost of Christmas comes to bring the spoiled girl to the poor boy’s humble home and shows her how they spend Christmas. All of their gifts were either very cheap or found it, but even if it was a piece of tissue the family member loved it.
The Purpose Of Our Assembly
The purpose of our skong ( skit and songs mixed together, otherwise known as a musical) was to teach people to be grateful and to care for others. In the end, the spoiled girl who was once annoying and fussy learns to be grateful and becomes aware that her family is very fortunate. She learns that the real meaning of Christmas is not getting gifts, but showing others that you care about them. When she gets her cheap gift from the poor boy, she feels so happy that her friend thought of her and she gives an unbelievable Christmas tree to the poor boys family. In the end, she doesn’t care what she gets but instead cares about how happy the other person is when they get the present.
What We Did Well And What Could Be Better
Our whole assembly was well prepared for and I think everyone had lots of fun. The music and the singing matched and pretty much everyone remembered their lines. I feel that we had lots of teamwork when preparing and that the assembly was a success. I think we could have put a little more time into the props and made it look a little more realistic. All in all, our assembly was a fun show and I hope everyone who what he’s it enjoyed it and those who did not, I hope you understand about it from my post!!
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Hi readers! In this blog post I will be talking about camp! Almost three weeks ago, the whole sixth grade went to sikong (outward bounds) for camp. It was an exciting four days.
Activities We Did
During the four days there were many many activities we did. One of the highlight activities for a lot of people was the Jetty Jump. If your wondering what a jetty jump is, I will tell you! The jetty jump is basically a four meter high board that you jump off of and while you are plunging into the water, you scream until you lose your voice. It might sound really frightening, and let me warn you it worse than it seems. Even though it sound really scary it was also very fun. We did many activities related to navigation, including the 6 hour hike. Water activities like kayaking were also enjoyable.
Skills We Developed
I feel like a lot of people learned to be more of a risk taker and almost everyone tried to step out of their comfort zone. Being away from our families and Aunties helped us develop our independence and responsibility. Most of the time, we had to take care of ourselves by organizing our things and making sure we don’t lose anything.
At camp, I think everyone learned something that would help them later on in life. Even though we were extremely tired almost the whole trip and got hundreds of mosquito bites, (okay I exaggerated there), all in all camp wasn’t bad and was quite fun. I hope we get to go again next year.
I have not bee to up to date with my blog ,sorry about that! It has been an amazing summer and a new school year has begun and now I have started 6th grade! How exciting! I will be posing on my blog every now and then and I hope you keep reading! 6th grade will be busy but I think that I can keep you informed on all the wonderful things I will exploring.