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 🙂

Inquiry Toy Deconstruction

Hi guys! Welcome back to another blog post. This post is going to be about one of the activities we’re doing for inquiry. Our new unit is HTWO aka how the world works. So we’re deconstructing a toy and building a new one. But this post is only going to be about the deconstruction. For my toy I decided to take one of my brother’s toy (don’t tell him) which is a car. It took me a long time to break it, most of the screws were deformed but at the end I got most things out. After we break the toy, we were to write on a piece of paper about the parts, purpose, and complexities. Next we write a reflection about this. (which I am right now) we also have to take a picture of our parts, but before that we have to organize it. The picture will be down below.

For the last 2 weeks, we got time to deconstruct our toys. Mr. Roberts provide us with toy boxes that include screwdrivers, hammers, and others stuff. It was really fun to see what was actually inside our toys. Most of us brought something car related, they have lots of wires, motherboards, batteries, and much more other interesting things. As I said before, after we take our toy apart we organize our parts on the floor so we can take a picture. We also have to write on a piece of paper about the part, purpose, complexities.

Here’s the picture of the parts that took me so long to organize:

That’s it for now, thanks for reading this post. BYE!

Mini Inquiry Exhibition

Hi guys! Welcome back to another blog post. This one is going to be about our mini exhibition for our end of the inquiry assessment. I work with Sophie for this project, our topic was about Fire. The historical age was Ice Age. We made a prototype for this, it was this huge fire with a pot hanging over it. It was made out of wood. I thought this was very creative, no other group had this big model. Lots of other people agreed, they also liked our prototype. We got lots of good comments, but something that we could work on was explaining clearer. Also citing sources; next time I also think that we could have spend less time on the model and more on the presentation. Overall, I enjoyed presenting and would love to do this again. 😊

SLLR Reflection

Hi guys! Welcome back to another blog post. This post is about our SLLR. (student led learning review) Last Friday, we had our parents come to school with us. SLLR is kind of a meeting with our parents, the purpose of it is to show them what we have done since the last SLLR.

We also share our “Me as a Learner” with them. It’s basically a poster with things that we either work well on, or things that we need to improve on. Each of us also gets a chance to share a bit about every subject. For example, I shared my book club, inquiry presentations, math, and also some others.

I thought my SLLR went really well. My parents liked what I’m doing in class, and was really proud. Even though I think I did well, I could still work on some things. Like being more prepared, I think I could have been more prepared and could have explained more about each piece of work. I think I did well presenting to them, they knew what I was talking about. I was also able to answer there questions. This SLLR went perfect.

That’s it for this blog post! Hope you enjoyed, and BYEEEEEE! 😛

Camp

Hi everybody! If you haven’t notice, I have not been posting for a while; that is because we went to camp! We’ve been at camp for 3 days 2 nights, October 11th – October 13th. The camp that we went to was called Asia Pacific Adventures ( APA ).

On October 11th, I was super excited to go to camp. As I arrived at school my excitement faded away as I carry my big bag up the stairs and into crowded classroom.

Soon we left the school and arrived at Tai Tam! Once we reach the camp, we got introduced to our facilitators. Everyone got Later on after lunch was kayaking. Since I never kayak before I was nervous but also eager to learn. I was even more shaky when I got into the kayak, when I started to paddle away I felt relieved that people were around me was experiencing the same thing and could help me if I needed it. Afterwards, I realized it wasn’t as hard as I thought it would be.

Next activity was raft building with pier jumping. Considering that we had so much fun last year building our raft, I thought this year was going to be as fun. Eventually,our group finished our raft, we split into groups and tested out the raft. I got really excited as I watched the first group paddle away and have so much fun. After our turn, we broke our raft and went pier jumping! At first I was super afraid of jumping into the water, soon I knew I had nothing to worry about because the facilitators were there to help.

On the first night 1-6 was sleeping in the dorms. In each dorm there is 4 bunk beds which equals to 8 beds, so in each dorm it can fit 8 people. I used to think that I was going to sleep more in the dorms than tents, but after the second night I realized I was wrong. Even though I thought I was by the sun in the tents, I sleep straight from lights out to the morning.

What I thought I could do better next time having a more positive attitudes. Since it was super hot and people were talking instead of listening, I got really bored and little bit mad; so I think I should keep positive and enjoy being at camp while I there. Also I think I could improve on concentrating and listening to facilitators instead of looking around, playing with grass, and day dreaming. I used to think that camp was only for fun, now I know we are learning so much stuff useful for our futures.

So that’s it for my camp blog post, I hope you enjoy it, Bye!!! 🙂

 

Natural Disasters Story

“Here you go”, Camilla said as she fed the animals. She could hear noises at the far end barn. Camilla rolled her eyes as she shouted to her  mom , “Mom!, Henry is riding the horse again!” Matching to what she always respond to Camilla each time, her mom shouted calmly “Just let him, he is just a little kid.” She walked to the end of the barn where her disturbing brother was. Her eyes went wide when she saw her brother riding her favorite horse, Lavender. Camilla without hesitation, she angrily dragged her brother by his hands, hastily opening the dirty red painted wooden door that head out meanwhile the blazing hot sun shone towards their view. Camilla carelessly dropped Henry onto the ground thinking about him with her hands on her waist while her brother continuously spin above the green grass. She always wanted to have her brother to be more mature but knew that it will never happen. Camilla stared out into the distance, while spotting the woods and mountains far away. It was where she always wanted to go since she was little but her mom will never let her. After all her dad had died when he was exploring it and he sadly never returned. So being worried about her , her mom will never let her go exploring and disappear the same way Camilla’s dad did.

Camilla was lost in her thoughts, all of the sudden she was knocked over by Henry. She quickly stood up, remembering that she was annoyed with him. Then saw him staring oddly at her like when he wanted her to do something for him. Soon enough she got used to it and didn’t never fall for it ever again. He was so annoying as well as disturbing! Camilla thought furiously to herself, not realizing that her brother didn’t ever mean to make his sister mad. She rolled her eyes once more followed by rushing in the barn, slamming the wooden door in his face, which she felt proud of even though it was a  just a little thing. She casually strolled to to the other side of the barn where she found her brother a few minutes ago. Half way toward in the barn she there she observed that the animals were acting weirdly along with being really active. It must be the warmness or the climate.  Camilla thought without knowing that it was something else… “Dinner time!” Her mom suddenly shouted, interrupting her thoughts. The animals were still behaving weirdly, we should go to the vet, Camilla said. Then realize that she was talking to the animals who didn’t respond to her. Her cheeks were red as she blushed, finally she speed to dinner. Since they have the same thing every three other day, she soon got used to it and could predict what they would have. Camilla always wanted to live in the city but knew that will never happen, her mom’s family had work here and wanted her to continue the progress, so Camilla had no choice.

After dinner was over,  Camilla paced to the entrance of the barn. As she open the door while getting a paint print, still finding the wild animals running around. A rabbit leaped past her then followed a duck and a messy pig, they ran out into the dark forest leaving a muddy path after them. “What a mess!”  Camilla thought. She decided to deal with it tomorrow since she had no chores. Camilla opened the wooden door, trying not to let the animals out with her. Once she was a few feet away to her house, she saw a dark mysterious shadow figure staring at her. Creepy, Camilla thought. Not trying to think about it, she ran in the house as fast as she could with the moon glaring at her. She went into her comfy bed and drift to sleep.

“Ah!” Camilla screamed, she was sweaty from her nightmare. She sat up and looked at her mini blue clock by her bedside, surprisingly it was 12:30am.  Camilla stood up and glance at the woods in the distance, this could be my chance to sneak out and explore the woods. She thought. Without denying, Camilla decided to sneaked out. “I will be back before sunrise, no problem.” Camilla said without worrying. She putted on her coat, then tiptoe out onto the grass. Creak! Camilla heard. Quite worried about it, she carry on her adventure. Exciting she ran the rest way to the woods with her braid whirling around her. As Camilla got closer to her destination, she got more uncertain about her idea to go into the woods. Once she was deep between in trees, the sun start rising. Glaring at the sun, she then realize that she was lost. I am in huge trouble, Camilla knew.

After a few moments later, snowflakes start dripping down to the shiny grass, the wind was blowing harder by each minute. So far snow was wrapping her feet, Camilla was struggling to walk, she got free but soon got stuck again. The sky was getting foggy, she shivered as the snow was piling up again. It will going up too fast, she couldn’t get free again. As the snow piled up, she watched in horror at the animals sinking in the snow, trees covered in icicles. Her face and her body got numb, Camilla become sleepy, with her eyes closed, she slowly fell asleep.

As the snow around Camilla deliberately melt away, she woke up in a shock. Glad that she wasn’t stuck anymore, she paced around trying to find shelter before getting buried again. She had never experience such thing as strong as that before. Thinking about what happened, she recognize what that was… It was a BLIZZARD!  Panicking, she luckily stumbled into a shallow cave. What luck, Camilla thought. She raced in and settled down.

A few days later, Camilla was starving in the cave, frightened about what happened days ago, worried about her family, and how she was going to survive. “This place is amazing!” Camilla heard. Being curious about the voices,  it dragged her to the mouth of the cave where she saw tourists looking around. Camilla could see two men dress in black suits. The tourist saw Camilla and invite her to join them. Camilla accept their invitation but she didn’t knew she was in more danger than she is now…

Camilla was hiking with the tourist, then the men pick up their speed and didn’t respond when Camilla cried to them to slow down. They kept on going and ignore her. Camilla had tripped on a tree and now sitting on the cold floor clutching her foot. The snow was covering her again, this time it was as stronger than before. Camilla close her eyes, she slowly got buried again. She relax and fell asleep.

Camilla blinked her eyes open, the first thing she saw was unknown people with masks, she was surprised that she was feeling better than before. Then she noticed that she was in the backseat of black plain car, in the front seat she could see a driver. Tapping the driver on his back, she shyly ask “Um…,  where am I going?” “Home.” Replied the driver. Excited about it, Camilla shut her mouth until she was home.

When she arrived home, she saw a blonde hair girl with a pink T-shirt and black leggings sitting on the grass holding her right knee. Camilla could see the pain in her face. She went in the house, hoping to find her first aid kit. When she was in the house, she realize that her family isn’t here. They must have left me, Camilla sadly thought. Camilla carry on her task, trying not to think about her family. After she found it, she hurried outside to the girl. She helped her treated her injuries. The girl stammered “Th… Thank You” “No Prob! By the way I am Camilla. ” Camilla replied shyly. Come into my house, motioned Camilla. “I’m Avery just in case you’re wondering” the girl said. They happily chatted away until the sun setted. Before Camilla went to bed, she spotted the same dark figure she saw before, then it disappeared before she could tell Avery about it. How strange…

 

 

Camp

Hi guys! I am really excited to write about CAMP!!! Last Wednesday grade 4 went camping, going camping is really exciting for me becauIMG_1349se I have never camp before. Ok so let’s get on with the blog post.

So as I said, grade 4 went camping at Lantau Island, Pui o beach. The camp was lead by the organisation called Treasure Island. The campsite was really near the beach. We stayed there for 3 days & 2 nights. I am not going to go detailed on what we did at camp, I am running out of time in class but if you want you could check out the rest of the class’ blog posts.

My favourite activity was raft building, we really had to cooperate with our team. It was really fun to build a raft a sail it with out team. I learned to be more involve in the activities and to think more about others. I can use this to ask more question and answer questions. My target is to listen more to instructions.

Thanks for reading my blog post, bye!IMG_1373 (3)