This week’s home learning I did four activities and one of them was the typhoons. This activity was the first one I started to do during the week, in this activity you are supposed to write and explanatory text about what you know about typhoons, I wrote three paragraphs on my HL notebook.
The next activity I did was the experiment part 2, in the activity I wrote about an experiment our class did before it was called the lava lamp and the lava lamp went well but it got worse when our little buddies came.
Then I read an mystery book called Spy School for the past four days its about these people who are training to become spies and the main character was Ben Ripley it is an average book because nothing really interesting happened yet, but the other spy school books that the author wrote i think were way better than this one but I haven’t finished the book yet.
The last activity i did was the math and I chose khan academy because I did that last year and in khan academy there were a lot of algebra and in and out tables. I prefer doing khan academy than Mathletics because khan academy is more like sixth grade and its more challenging and I also like khan academy more because i did khan academy last year with my teacher and it helped a little bit.
For the first two days of this week a group of performers called the Young Americans came to our school. They taught us some dances and together we preformed for the school .
The first day they prepared a dance with us and then they showed us the moves we then had to do and we had to chose a young American to teach us the moves of the dance so after that we had our morning snacks there were some nutritious foods and some baked snacks like sausages and pizza. Next we did other dances.
For the second day the Young Americans showed us some songs and they chose some people to do some solos lines because they think they are confident on singing and are good with doing it and that they can do it for the whole group. Then after the practice we went to different groups the group I went to first was to create a song, because our group was called the something dumplings we created a song about dumplings. Then we headed to lunch. Next we came back to our classrooms and then we did a practice for the performence, When the parents and school staff came the Young Americans showed themselves and did some dance moves, and then they asked us to come down and do the performence with them.
In conclusion I think that the Young Americans were quite fun but two days were a little bit too long for me and it would be better if it was one day.
Yesterday we did something called illustrator, illustrator helps you by putting shapes and making shapes to create something.
what i liked about illustrator was that it helps you with many things such as drawing shapes and knowing about the shapes and start to know more about technology, people could create animals creatures or people by using illustrator but we didn’t do much with illustrator because it was just the first time trying so we didn’t do that much with the app.
I think that the app illustrator was quite good because it was a good start for making shapes on technology.
在中文課的時候我們學了第一個單元和我們也做了很多作業最後我們做了一個遊戲在kahoot 和讓人家玩。 我們先讀了一個科文教管家貓和管家貓一天來到媽媽的家然後跟她著想幫她， 所以我們做了一個遊戲和讓了三個另外的租來玩然後跟他們收這個管家貓的故事。
Today we went to the Asbury for a field trip Asbury is located at Kwai Chung. The purposely went there to see how other people’s lives are in subdivided flats.
When we got there there was this man called Francis and he told us about these houses called the subdivided flats, subdivided flats are spaces were people and they live there the house hey live in is like a room but you will have to share the room with other people. There is also a kitchen and toilet provided because they are important things to have in a room. So Francis said that around 265 thousands of people in Hong Kong live there because of several reasons, the first reason is that they don’t have enough money or need to find a home because they are homeless, but a several of people who are like them do illegal things like live in a 24 hour open restaurants, so Francis told us to go to our groups and have a guide leading us so our guide told us that there are only 1800 subdivided houses in the world and Hong Kong is over populated and that if people need to wait to live in a subdivided flat then they have to wait about 5.3 years.
So the first thing we did was that we went to a street that has a lot of markets on the side and we each had twenty dollars so we could use that money to buy something for the people we were going to visit. So first of all we went to a market that sells eggs, egg plants, tomatoes and peanuts so we decided to buy eggs because my group wanted to, so in our team we had five children and we let Eli carry the eggs because he wanted to and said he wouldn’t mind, so we bought other things like a bottle of shampoo and some tissue papers, until we had thirty dollars left then we bought some pencils and pens for them.
When we got there we walked up the building we saw lots of rubbish such as banana peels and smoked cigarettes. The person we needed to visit was in the top floor. when we got there we gave her the things we bought so we first gave her the bottle of shampoo then Ethan gave her the rolls of tissue paper we bought than finally we went to give her the things we bought for her son, and we each asked two questions in mandarin or cantonese because she didn’t understand english. We asked her that does she like living in a subdivided flat and she replied and said that it was okay because she didn’t really have space and was frustrating because the house was only 100 millimeters and that the bathroom was pretty small. and she sat on the ground because she had to sleep on the floor and her son has to sleep on the bunk bed with her husband.
So she thanked us for our gifts and then we left because we had to go eat lunch soon. After eating lunch we left and went to the bus and drove back to school, but I didn’t go to the bus because I have car sick and that I’ll puke if the ride is more than 45 minutes. When we got back to school we played in the ninth floor playground for ten minutes, after that we did our reflection about the field trip.
1 Did your activity meet any needs in the classroom community? Or, what was the objective for your activity and why is it important for the Halloween Party?
In Halloween Party what I brought wasn’t really important because I just bought some fruits with marshmallows , a few mini hot dogs and a box of candy. It wasn’t really important because many other people also bought lots of fruits and candies
2 Were Roles important to being successful in your group/activity? What where the roles and responsibilities in your group?
My responsibility was to bring food and other things, I think it was important because people wouldn’t be able to eat anything and will be bored just playing the games and sitting down and watching the movie. My group worked effectively by bring the right foods that they wanted to bring to the classroom and share the food.
3 List some examples where your group/activity? Worked effectively?
My group would work more effectively by bringing more healthy foods such as salads and fruits, also bringing the right food at the right time because some people bought the foods they were not supposed to bring like someone bought rice krispies but that person did not even sign up for the food group.
4 On a scale to 1-5(highest), how would you rate your interactions between group members, the classroom community, and achieving a successful Halloween activity? Explain.
On the scale to 1-5 I think that the Halloween Party should be a four star because the party was great but the games and the room shouldn’t be that dark and the room should be more decorated than other parties like in the grade three party the classroom was very decorated and invited 9 class mums to scare the children and have just a few members just prepare for the Halloween Party and have 2 moms work for them than later 7 more mums come and join the party.
I’m having a pretty good time with my buddy from grade one we were talking a photo and posting t on our blogs for others to see.
My learning buddy is in the orca house and he is 6 and a half years old. He also plays some video games and does matheletics at home, this buddy was quite good but also deleting Wenjun’s and my slides six times
Field Trip to Pok Fu Lam Village
Our school went to visit the Pok Fu Lam village, because the teachers in grade 5 Want us to know how the people in the village live like and to compare our lives and their lives.
Before we went to the pok fu lam village Mrs. Millers showed us a video about a villager livivng in the pok fu lam village. In the pok fu lam village children the two sisters worked so hard so that they could go to school, when they earned about 47 dollars they bought bread and butter, and one day one of the sister’s gave a piece of bread with butter and they felt so grateful, that’s how their family lived.
When we were in the walking down the street we saw some markets and restaurants and markets, the villagers there buy the fruits and vegetables to eat for their meals the restaurants are for the villagers who have some money and eat like congee or rice for lunch and dinner.
In conclusion I think that the pok fu lam villagers are not luckier than us because we have more items them.
The prototype I made was called the bug trapper the bug trapper traps bugs into to eating sugar, the resources I used were very simple they were A hot glue gun, tape, card board and a plastic bottle, next time I would just use tape and a plastic bottle because I used the tape as some string but instead of hot glue I could just use more tape.
I found some things which were really frustrating is that I hot glued my finger 4 times and it made my skin fall off, and it really hurt so I couldn’t work for about three whole minutes. What I also found frustrating was that the tape I used to make the string was really sticky and quite hard to fold.
I didn’t to the way other people did their’s, because Oliver, Eli and Kyan were making a project and I was making my own prototype. Our plan was that after we finished our prototypes and my prototype will be connected to their prototype and make a large project.
Forward looking One thing I would like to improve upon is that I should make the prototype stronger and use stronger materials like rope instead of tape and a metal bottle with a large glass cover and to glue the things in I would use super glue.
This is a graph of the average temperature in Hong Kong.