Scientific Method

I think during this science experiment, we made lava lamps and it was really fun and interesting. the ingredients we needed was water, oil, food coloring, and an Alka-seltzer. The steps were to first gather your ingredients, get a cup, add water into the oil cup, then add the food coloring and then add the Alka-seltzer tablet. You should also observe what happens during and between the steps. Some observations I saw were that the oil doesn’t mix in with the water,  there’s like a layer between them, the food coloring isn’t mixing into the water. It stays in the oil layer I learned that while making the lave lamp that you should observe more to understand it. The Alka-Seltzer gave it a chemical change. There was also a physical change too it. Since the food coloring didn’t go down we had to stir.

If I could do this again then I think I would observe more and maybe try adding different substances.



During the second week of school we worked on our passions and created it into a product. My product is a poster and my topic is pollution in the ocean.

I chose this topic because i think that pollution in the ocean is a big problem in our world. I think its a big problem in our world because more than %50 of our world is water and people keep polluting it!!

So i made this poster to spread awareness and to show what is happening in out world so we can not only help and change, but also to spread awareness.



In grade 5 we learned how to use circuits, like how to make lights. To make a lightbulb light up you will need a battery holder, 2 batteries, a lightbulb-holder, a lightbulb, and some wires. so first you will have to put the batteries into the battery holder, then you will have to connect the wires from the battery holder to the lightbulb holder which has the lightbulb on it, and after that, your lightbulb will light up.

The reason why it works is that the electrons from the batteries flow through the wires which flow all the way to the lightbulb. And the only reason why it wouldn’t work is if you didn’t connect the wires properly or if the batteries have run out. some challenges I have faced while working on my circuits are getting confused with the wires and maybe getting the lightbulb to work. but I solved my problems by not giving up and trying again.

I thought that this unit was really fun because we could make our own design and add lightbulbs on it. If i could do this again I would do it.




我叫周彦知。我今年十岁。我是一个五年级的女孩。三月七日是我的生日。我身高142厘米,所以我觉得我长得矮。我性格友好和安静。友好是因为我喜欢帮助我的同学,安静是因为我有时候很害羞。我的家有五口人。他们是爸爸,妈妈,妹妹,姐姐和我。我两岁的时候我的妹妹出生了。我的妹妹比我高。我有四个好朋友,两个住在香港和两个住在韩国。他们是 Lily, Annabel, Yun Suh 和 Ji Young。我有三只宠物,它们是仓鼠,两个是女孩,一个是男孩。他们又胖又可爱。 他们跑得很快。我有六个爱好:画画,游泳,书法,体操和听音乐。


My name is Rachael. I am ten years old this year. I am a fifth-grade girl. March 7th is my birthday. My height is 142 cm, so I think I am short. I am friendly and quiet. Friendly because I like to help my classmates, quiet because I am sometimes shy. There are five people in my family. They are father, mother, sister, sister and me. My younger sister was born when I was two years old. My older sister is taller than me. I have four good friends, two living in Hong Kong and two living in South Korea. They are Lily, Annabel, Yun Suh, and Ji Young. I have three pets, they are hamsters, two are girls, and one is a boy. They are fat and cute. They ran very fast. I have six hobbies: painting, swimming, calligraphy, gymnastics and listening to music.


Group Research

During class time, Annabel and I have been working on a group research and we focusing on poverty in general. We didn’t really know much about poverty but we only knew that is was very common.

We always have a BIQ (big inquiry question) and an SIQ (small inquiry question). We always have to make sure that the source that we use to research about has to be reliable. While we were researching about it we found some sad facts, like “At least 80% of humanity lives on less than $10 a day.” 

And once we were done our research we had to write a persuasive letter. I wrote my letter to the UN about poverty and Annabel did too but we had to write our individual ones.

I also hope that poverty will end soon.


My choreography showed different dance elements (use of body, space, time, energy, relationships) 1-2 elements 3-4 elements 5 elements
My choreography showed I used my time effectively and collaboratively (did I work well with my partner improving and developing our choreography for the best outcome? Did I stay focused so that I properly memorized my work?) At times I focused and collaborated well, improving and developing our choreography Mostly I focused and collaborated well, improving and developing our choreography I always focused and collaborated well, improving and developing our choreography
My choreography was prepared so that I performed to the best of my ability in front of an audience I was not prepared I was partly prepared but could have worked more on my piece with my partner I was confident and well prepared – I performed well
My choreography showed I understood how physical theatre works and I was able to use some of the ideas I viewed (Frantic Assembly style improvisation etc). I don’t understand Physical Theatre and did not use any idea I viewed. I kind of understand Physical Theatre and tried an idea that I viewed I feel really confident about future learning in Physical Theatre and I used lots of ideas as inspiration for my piece.

i think that my partner and I worked well together because we always worked together and we also added our ideas together.

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Morning Meeting

The first day of grade five was awesome! I have enjoyed a lot of things but what i enjoy most is morning meeting. The Morning Meeting is being handled by the morning meeting leaders, they get to choose what to do in the morning meeting but what they don’t get to choose is where people are sitting because it’s always boy girl.

So first is the check-in, the greeting, the share, the activity, the message then the feedback. The check-in is basically a question that starts your day at school. The greeting is when you greet someone in the morning to one boy and one girl.

The share is when you share to a shoulder buddy, and after the morning meeting leaders get your attention they choose you or someone to share what the share is.

Then the activity is the fun part. The activity is when you get to play anything and it can be about team building or something that includes cooperation.

The message is basically something that can inspire you to make your day and then someone in the class can explain what they think it means.

Finally is feedback. The feedback is when you give glows and grows to help them get better and it can’t be something that will criticize them.

And that’s why i love the morning meeting

Design Project

This is my design project. We had to do it on Minecraft. First, we had to plan what our house will look like. Then after we were done the poster, we had to go on Minecraft to actually build our house like our plan on the poster.

But before we made our house we had to calculate the perimeter and area of our house and for each and every room our my took a lot of time to calculate it because it involved a lot of math in it

The best part of Minecraft was building the house and looking at my house. the worst part for this was calculating the perimeter and area everywhere. the easiest thing to do was to build my garden nut the hardest part was to build the whole house. But next time i think i would stick to my own house to work on first before making my garden or helping others.

SLLR Reflection

Q1. How did you feel before, during and after the SLLR?

I felt nervous and unprepared before my SLLR. I felt nervous and unprepared because I didn’t really know what to do or if i would do it right. During my SLLR I was little less nervous. I was little less nervous because I got everything I needed but I still thought that was still going to mess up. After my SLLR I felt relieved. I felt relieved because I got it over with and also I did it well.

Q2. What did you feel you showed off the best? Why?

I think I showed that I cared about the animals best. Animals because I have a lot of explanation and examples of it. Also, i think that I showed that I understand fractions and decimals because I also explained it very well and also I played a game about it. 

Q3. What was the most difficult and challenging part of the SLLR?

I think the most difficult and challenging part of the SLLR was explaining, planning, and timing Explaining because I had so many things to explain and to talk about. Planning because I had to choose some things that I did and I have improved the most. Timing because I always had to get everything on time.  

Q4. What aspects of your learning do you feel you have improved most this year?

i think i have improved on my confidence, my math and writing a narrative.improving on my confidence because I have been talking louder and raising my hand more in class. Math because I have been paying attention in class more and also because my mom has been teaching me more math. I have improved Writing a narrative by writing my first narrative and my second narrative was better.  

Q5. what did your parents/parent think of your SLLR? What feedback did they give on you?

My mom said that it was very clear of how I explained everything and also that it was very good because she got to know what i was learning. And my mom’s feedback was that I should keep up the good work.

Unit 3 HWOO Natural Disaster Skit

Description: My play is about a fire starting in a house because of the weather and then a random person finds out that there is a fire starting so the  random person calls the police and fireman to save anyone who is in the house

One star: One of my star is that I spoke a lot in my play

One wish: my wishes are that I wish that my group would work together more and also I wish to speak even more than I did

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