Chinese U1 Reflection

在我中文课的单元一,我学了很好不同关羽我们住在的社区,人们的需要,和全球化的东西。还有很多是新字和句子。我们也学了社区的设施和社区活动。

今年,我的SMART goal是更好我的讲话在学校 (oral, participating in class, talking in general)我希望在2020年,我可以比以前有好改变。如果我想做更好,我要在家里同家人联系更多。还要看同学们和老师报告,从他们学习。

Parlez – vous français – critères C et D à l’oral

Task: create a role play to include all of the information you have learned since the beginning of the year.

Last week, our class had a french conversation summative. We were assigned to create a script of a conversation and record it with a partner, my partner was Sophie.

Challenges:

  • Time management
    • it was one of our biggest challenges because our other recordings didn’t work out when we recorded it in class, so we had to rush it on the last day in the bus, and since we recorded in the bus, it caused the background noise to be really loud.
  • Teamwork/cooperation
    • I think working with Sophie helped because we’re comfortable working with each other and we work well together; but at the same time, sometimes we would start laughing, so that distracted us a lot. There were definitely lots of disadvantages and advantages in working with her.

Results: 

Overall, I think we did pretty good because we got a 7/8 for criteria C, and another 7/8 for criteria D. I’m happy with our score because it’s not bad for our first french summative, and there is still room for improvement.

Goal for next assessment:

My goal for next time is to focus more and get the work done faster instead of rushing it last minute; and also talking more smoothly when recording, so it seems less of a script, and more like a real conversation.

 

Karis 🙂

Culture Unit (Beam Design Reflection)

在中文了,我们有画个设计给个中文课。在我的beam design上,我有很多不同的设计。在两边上有竹子,竹子代表忠诚,所以他们在两边上“保护”个寺庙。寺庙代表信仰,寺庙有红,黄,和黑色。红色代表幸运和黄色代表自由。

In Chinese class we had to design something for a Chinese classroom. I had different drawings on mine like bamboo. In Chinese Culture, bamboo represents loyalty; and a Chinese temple represents religion. On the temple, there were colours like red, yellow, and black. Red represents luck and yellow represents freedom. 

 

Chinese Unit Reflection (WWPT)

大家好,我要跟你们分享我的黄竹行介绍/单元。我们的单元是WWPT,中心思想是“经济活动在不断发展,满足人们的需要”。我学了随着时间,我们的经济活动会变。现在,香港有多银行,可是以前他们没有很多经济活动/银行。我们有面包店,市场,加油站,和更多。我做了个艺术工作室,你可以来学习或者同朋友玩。里面可以画画,拍摄,电脑艺术,和不同的艺术。你可以来学习或者同朋友玩。

我觉得我的组织和我的图片好,可是下次我可以说大声的和更自然。总体,我觉得我做的好。:)

Hi, today I’ll be talking about my Chinese Wong Chuk Hang presentation and our recent unit, which was how the world works. I learnt that over time, the importance of each economic activity will change. For example, a bank before can worth much more than it is now because we’re all use to banks now. We also have way more economic activities than before, Wong Chuk Hang is more developed now. We have bakeries, markets, gas station, and more. My plan for the space was to build an art centre/studio for students to practice all kinds of art, have tutor lessons, and just have fun. It includes painting, filming, digital art and other forms of art.

Something that I did well on is my organization and probably my slides (pictures, examples, visuals). Something that I can improve on is going to be my delivery, which is speaking louder and being more natural. Overall, I think I did pretty good. 🙂

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1y7Vr-545GU6Gz_Oi2E9MxFGtgpYlIcBpROKKRowm-aw/edit#slide=id.g4e6691f822_0_2

Exhibition (UOI)

Hi and welcome! This is my first post back from winter break and in the new year – 2019! Before the break, we had two weeks for our exhibition. This year, our transdisciplinary theme for our exhibition was WWA, aka who we are. In those two weeks before the break, our goal was to have our idea/topic approved from our judges. Mine was DIY/crafts and homeless animals, we had to connect our passion(s) and our issue; so I’m going to make DIYs (toys and treats) for stray dogs in Hong Kong to be specific. Mine is basically, “exploring art and DIYs to spread awareness about homeless dogs in Hong Kong.”

Some of my main key concepts are change, perspective, and responsibility. I chose those three as my main concepts because change, this exhibition is to help take action and inspire our community with our passion and interest. Responsibility because it is our environment that we have to take care of and everyone should be helping, perspective mainly because we have to take opinions from everyone (what they think about stray dogs) so we can collect data and make our exhibition more successful. Some related concepts are opinion, role, system, impact, rights.

We just started on researching so we aren’t that deep into our topics yet. We thought of key and related concepts, our lines of inquiry, and of course our topic and interest. I hope my next exhibition post I will come back with more information; so that’s around it, thanks for reading this far and byeeee 🙂

Dance Reflection

Welcome back 🙂 As you can see from the title, this post is going to be about our dance unit. We created our own choreography and performed it in front of our classmates and teacher. The elements were based on things we learned in grade 5 and includes some new things we learned at the start of the year. Down below is the video of me and my partner’s dance and the rubric I filled out.

https://docs.google.com/document/d/12WarV8iKiqPhu7c3_nW73dxKWBjBvytqEBrqEcYf_Nk/editg

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1KvyppNEm_wQsjVwJi4j_Cnrr0bRgKUwS

Everyone in our class put time and effort into their routine. Overall, I had a good time in Dance!

Grade 6 Camp

It’s been a long time (again) but a lot has happened over the past 2 months. We had camp, our class assembly, dance, and much more. As you probably already know, today I’m going to focus on Camp. We traveled all the way to Sai Kung for Outward Bound. Since we’re in grade 6th now, we stayed for 4 days 3 nights. November 27 to November 30th. We had around 10 people in each group, my group was originally named Blyth, but then was changed to Hot Guac. 😄

My favorite part has to be the Jetty Jump, it was scary at first but was so fun once I jumped. When we got up to where we had to basically plunge into the freezing water, we realized how high it actually was. We all encouraged each other and the whole group ends up doing it! I thought this activity was great for people to overcome their fears. Our instructors didn’t push us to do it but respected our choices. The Jetty was such a fun and great experience! 🙃

Besides the Jetty Jump, we did a lot of team activities and games where we had to help one another to complete it. We did LOTS of teamwork stuff like cleaning camp materials as well. The first night, our group was supposed to be camping outside in our tents. When we got to our campsite, it started drizzling. It wasn’t heavy so we continued with our jobs; but after a while, light rain turned to huge gray clouds and POURING rain. 🌧️ We ended up still eating dinner there but under a tent cover. The rain didn’t stop by the time dinner was done, so the best decision was to go back to base and sleep in the main hall. (On the FLOORS by the way – it sounds bad but turns out to be ok) Of course, when we left the campsite the rain stopped. It seemed like a disaster but the night was still fun. Most of the girls ended up staying up cause we couldn’t sleep, including me. Thankfully, the next night in tents was much better. 😊

Outward Bound is a considerable camp for people to overcome their uneasiness about certain activities and for people to get bond with other students (humans if you’re not a student) that they never talk to in hallways and school. This camp teaches you to be responsible and independent. In our group, we all got a chance to cook, set up tents, and carry heavy bags while hiking. 😅 Of course, being more confident and responsible is the whole point of camp!

I would say this year might be the best one out of all the years, each year’s camps had their own special elements which make camp fun! Before camp I was sure it would be horrible, hiking for 4758237858 hours, sleeping in tents with bugs, and horrible tent mates. It ended up being the opposite! I understand why 6th graders last year liked camp so much. Outward Bound has to be one of my highlights since grade 6 started. 😁