I feel like I did a really great job on this task. I spent a lot of time on this task to write and practice this speech. I got a great score for my test and I think I deserve it. I think I should have practiced and memorized it more. While presenting, I should have looked at the audience more and less at the script. During the presentation, I forgot to change the slides. My main focus was overpopulation. I talked about what is overpopulation, its main causes and the effects of it.
For the past few months, grade 6 has been really good. I feel that grade 6 is much independent than grade 5 because we get more choice this year. I also feel like grade 6 has been more serious in everything to prepare us for upper school. I also really like the class choice and that I’m with my friends.
Today in 6C we were lucky enough to go watch the Peter Pan show from upper school. We had to skip all afternoon which was nice but not very productive. I feel like the show was very interesting and pretty funny. I thought about how hard it was to choreograph the whole show. The show reminded me of the peter pan story. It also showed how everyone can collaborate. In most live shows, I get bored and I don’t listen very carefully but this show really kept my interest.
Math in 6c has been really fun because we got to learn about patterns in this unit. At the beginning, my pre assessment was not really good but since we learned a lot, I have some ways to find patterns and ways to make it easier for me.
In class, we had a few science experiments and science classes. Our first science class was transitioning into the HTWW unit. Next was the science rotations, the science rotations was really fun because we tried a lot of new things. I tried cooking and experiments in the science lab. We also had an experiments by putting a egg on beacon putting boiling water and fire beneath it. The one with the fire work but the one with boiling water sank only a bit. With my knowledge, I think its because the particles inside slowly moved around each other like in a liquid.
These past few weeks have been pretty fun because we got to do a few fun things. The first week of school was to settle in. To meet the teachers, the new students, and the grade 6 area. On week two, we learned about Approaches to learning skills and project-based learning. I and Nathan got together as math buddies, and we solved the MTR problem. At the end of the week, we transitioned into our science unit and my group and I did two experiments. One of them was to blow up a balloon using vinegar and baking soda, the second one was to make oobleck. In week three, I had my new table group. It was fun meeting the people and inventing names and rules. We had a lot of science lab and we learned the hailstone pattern.
Grade 5 was a really fun year, I learned a lot of new things. Like learning how to write a powerful paragraph. I also reviewed my fractions and learned some other kinds of algebra. During the grade5 camp, I felt like it was a really fun experience. We learned how to be independent. During the fashion show, we learned some deisgn skills. For grade 6, I’m feeling a bit worried because it seems like a long year and quite boring, but I’m kinda excited about grade 6 camp.
In our new How the World Works unit, we’ve been learning about Static Electricity. We have been looking into electrical experiments and electromagnets. This relates to our central idea by learning how magnets and electricity works. I feel confident about how static electricity works and how we can transfer electricity. My question is how an electric shock works in the body and what is the limit until you get shocked. I really enjoyed seeing how to complete a circuit and transfer electricity into something because it’s very satisfying.
This unit introduced me to a lot of things. It taught me how to research well, I also learned a lot of things about ancient Egypt and WW2. At the beginning of this unit, I didn’t know much about ancient Egypt. I used to think that ancient Egyptians just some random people that built pyramids. Now I know that they made a lot of inventions we used today like toothpaste and makeup. I feel like I wasted a bit of time sometimes by not doing much but I did my work most of the time. I wouldn’t really change anything in the unit