Chinese Unit 2 Reflection 我爱我家

这个单元,我学会了写电邮和日记,用中文打电话,学会了些去邮局寄东。 也学会了一些词语和句型,比如由于…因此…, 好像, 为了, 如果,像… 一样等。通过这个单元的学习,让我明白了现在家人和朋友之间的交流方式已经从传统的见面延伸到了用网络邮件, 微信,Whatsapp,脸书等保持联系。

这份功课是我写的邮件。我觉得这份功课做得好因为我学会了写邮件的格式。 我选择这份功课因为我学会写邮件。

U2 T1 pg. 13
写作练习(电邮)

Design Paper coffee cup prototype

Over the past 2 weeks, we created paper cup prototypes during Design class. It was inspired by the Starbucks new plan for paper biodegradable coffee cups. We were given one piece of white A4 paper but no adhesives because it wouldn’t be biodegradable. We were given 15 minutes and the cups should be able to hold tiny small beads to act like water. My first prototype is a small box that can be used as a cup but it didn’t have handles. To stick my papers together, I was inspired by a paper stapler which cuts a slit into the paper and the other end would go inside it. Next time I would add handles, use color paper and make the rim even.

First prototype:

Second Prototype:                                                            

 

 

 

For my second prototype, instead of using white paper I used a piece of yellow coloured paper. I did the same method of sticking the paper together and I made a paper cone. I also cut my rim so they would be even. Halfway into making this prototype, I realised there was a small hole in the bottom. So, I just folded the bottom excess paper. I think the second prototype was more successful than the first one because the box had holes in it. Thank you for reading my post! 

 

Memoir

a few months ago, our class made memoirs. A Memoir is a piece  of writing that includes a person’s perspective. Mine was about my mid term break. This is the memoir of me in Thailand.

Memoirs

Name: Michelle Ho          My fear that turned into a accomplishment

Date: 25/9/2017

          

During summer break, my Mom, Dad and I went to Thailand for a short vacation. I had been there a few times, but last time I was panicking on the parasail. But this time, we don’t have to go to the beach because we have a swimming pool in our hotel room. I felt so relieved, because on the plane I had a nightmare of falling of a jet ski. Everything was fine until, my dad brought me the fishing boat! I was panicking, I had a feeling as if my daydream was true. I was panicking inside, but I just pretended I didn’t care because so I didn’t  make it worse.            

 

As I walked closer to the boat, my heart was a driverless race car, the air smelt like blue cheese. While I dragged my feet by the floury sand, I saw a few fisherman with some fish. So, I thought about trying fishing again because if they can do it I can do it. So, that will make my parents proud of me. And I confidently, climbed onto the boat. As I saw myself in  a normal sized wooden boat, It was better than I expected. But there was one thing that stopped me.

 

I knew I wouldn’t touch the water, but I also knew that we were fishing. I used to think that it was a waste of time because I thought I wouldn’t catch any fish, but I tried anyways. About half an hour later, I heard my line running! I felt something was dragging my pole down the water. I didn’t really know how to fish so I just kept reeling and reeling and reeling. And up I saw a giant sardine! It looked liked a if a shark and a sardine had a baby.

 

Later, my Dad also caught the same fish. Although my Dad caught a fish, I wasn’t really surprised because he had some experience in fishing. I felt my hopes were going down to get another fish. But suddenly, there was a another fish! That fish wasn’t like the previous one, It felt more heavier. So, I just passed it on to my Dad instead of falling into the water. I felt so proud of myself even though I didn’t reel it up because I tried anyways. A few hours later, we catched a bit more fish.

 

Self awareness journal

Hi, welcome back to my blog. Today, I will be talking about my self awareness journal.The self awareness journal  is 3 things I was grateful for today, 2 things that you were self aware of today, and 1 strategy that helped you.It journal was from WWA ( who we are ) and the central idea was developing self awareness can build character and healthy relationships. It relates to our unit because we can see how self aware we are and how to improve.Here are 2 self awareness journals.

 Self Awareness journal  4/9/2017

3 things I am grateful for today :

  • I am grateful for trees because if there are no trees it will be hard to breathe and there will be no tissues and paper.
  • I am also grateful for safety because If things are not safe then, we won’t survive for long.
  • I am grateful for electricity because not all people have electricity and we use electricity in everyday life.

2 things I am self aware of today:

  • Today dog kept annoying me while I was watching Tv and I wanted to push her in the crate but instead I put her in the crate.
  • I am self aware of what I’m eating because I have been eating the same thing for lunch for a long time, and If I eat too much I won’t be balanced.

A strategy that helped me with self awareness-

Always think twice before you do anything

 Self Awareness journal 5/9/2017

3 things I am grateful for today :

  • I am grateful for dogs because they make me happy.
  • I am also grateful for food everywhere because After school I was really hungry so there was a orange sitting on my table that I didn’t notice.
  • I am very thankful that I have PA at least once a week because I really enjoy it and I really enjoy it more than other subjects.

 

2 things I am self aware of today:

  • I am self aware of myself and others. My friend were arguing and I tried to change the subject.
  • I am also self aware of my strengths and my weaknesses because in dance my teacher told me to lift my leg higher but i can’t because it is too high. Instead of breaking my leg, i told my teacher that it’s my maximum.

What helped me today with self awareness :

What helped me today is thinking about what will affect Me because It will change my relationships with other people

I have learned how to be more self aware after doing this. When I see the first and the second one I felt I had a big change. I was never this self aware before. But I want to improve on time management because some days I had to do two. Thank you for reading!

What I did this week ( September 2-8 )

Hi, welcome back to my blog. Today I will be talking about what I did this week. From Monday to Wednesday, we had MAP ( Measures of Academic Progress) tests. We need to do MAP tests because our teacher needs to know what to teach and what is our level. The tests were Reading, Language and Math.

We also did a Math Checkpoint, it includes input/output, divisibility rules and  patterns. I forgot the divisibility rule for 4, so I didn’t write anything in the venn diagram. This week is the first Book Club week. On Wednesday, we met in our groups and discussed how many chapters to read. Later on Friday, we had our first proper book club. We discussed about our books and ate snacks.

Back in Wednesday, we had a PE class with 6B because we had MAP test during the actual PE time and that was our make-up class. Although I got hit hit in the face 5 times during dodgeball, I was happy because most of my friends are in 6B and I am often by myself during class.

My class also made a video for Curriculum nighT. In little groups, we showed how we do things in class. The groups were UOI ( Unit of Inquiry ), Grateful Board, Class name and other groups. Our theme was behind the scenes.Thanks for reading my blog : )

SMART goals

中文学习目标:

learn more character i’m supposed to know.

Specific :Learning Chinese Character that I have should learned.

Measurable : I know when it’s accomplished when I have memorized words that can be used.

Attainable : I will put effort in my after school time to achieve this goal.

Realistic : I am able to do it.

Timely : 4 months.

Achievements:

October 18 : I have learnt more chinese characters now.But still need to learn more new words.

December 4 : I have been writing more than before.

February 7 : Now I have more time on Chinese than before

April 27 : I have been writing Chinese Characters more and more. But I haven’t learned most of the words yet.I spend some time on Chinese homework but sometimes I don’t have enough time.