In preforming arts, we learned all about the blues and then got put to the test to make one ourselves. Our blues piece had to include the blues bass line, our own blues lyrics and improvisation.
Firstly, we had to write the lyrics for our blues piece, I thought it was really fun because we were able to choose to write it about any topic we wanted. Next we had to put the lyrics with the blues bass line. This was one of the most challenging parts of the process because I had to make sure that we could sing the lyrics with the music while playing it. Then it was practice time. Me and my partner Anna had to memorize the lyrics and I had to make sure I played the bass line in time with the words. Lastly it was our final performance! During the performance, most of the things went well because of our cooperation. We managed to sing our lyrics while playing the blues bass line. But there is things that could be much more better. Our group could have added more improvisation and our pitch of our voice could be better.
Overall, I really enjoyed doing this project because I had a fun time writing the lyrics and also working with Anna.
在一個暖烘烘的早上，鴨媽媽臥在稻草推理，等著他的孩子出世。一隻隻小鴨從蛋裏鑽出來，只有剩下一個又大又重的灰色的蛋。後來，那個蛋終於裂開了，裡面鑽出了一個有大又醜的鴨子，所以大家都叫他醜小鴨。醜小鴨真的很醜，他的毛灰灰的， 嘴巴大大的， 身子瘦瘦的，動物們就嘲笑他，欺負他和嚇唬他。醜小鴨覺得很孤單和很煩惱，想到世界上只有鴨媽媽愛他，所以她悲伤地離開了家。
This year, I have two goals I have to accomplish before the year is over.
One of my goal is to be more organized for my things in class. That means that I should keep all my work that is related to math, language or Chinese in the right book so there won’t be any extra papers just lying there in my tray. Being organized doesn’t only mean that, it also means that my writing should be neat and making sure all papers are glued in nicely and nothing is sticking out. In order to achieve this goal, I will have to keep on doing the process of cleaning my tray and trowing the things I no longer need in the trash. Also I need to keep things all stacked up or kept in the folder where I put my books so when I need the math book or the PYPX book, I would see that it is right there for me to take.
How is this goal relevant to my learning in grade 6? Usually, I would take along time to find the Transdisciplinary Theme even though I know it is in my PYPX book, if I am more organized I would immediately be able to find it.
Before Chinese new year we designed a Chinese new year decoration with Illustrator. I decided to make a Pig since it was the year of the pig. Some skills that I learned while doing this was how to connect two or more basic shapes so it could be one shape. Another thing I learned was that how to put text in your picture. I had lots of fun designing my Chinese new year decoration on Illustrator.
At first we had to research about our charity which we were assigned to. My charity was BOX OF HOPE, since I donated to BOX OF HOPE every year, I at least know something about it. Then we had to put all the information together and write a pitch and correct it over and over again. Then we had to say it to everyone in the class and vote for who had the best pitch. And best of all, my group BOX OF HOPE got chosen. We had to present it to the grade 5’s and grade 4’s to chose the winner of the whole #CHARITY CHALLENGE. Sadly, we did not win but we still got many people to donate to BOX OF HOPE. Best of all, this was a very good experience for me and my group and we had a lot of fun too! I feel very proud of our finish product because we worked very hard on it.
I liked it when we presented it to everyone but it was very scary too. We had to say it to everyone who was watching us and there was so much people! I am not one of those people who are brave enough to talk in front of like more than 100 people. But somehow I did it and that gave me power if I had to do it again. I enjoyed the time when we were all very satisfied with our hard work and wanted to work harder.
If I was the teacher, I would give work a 8 out of 10. We did very well but we could have made it better so we could have win the #CHARITY CHALLENGE. We could have added more exciting parts to make it more interesting so more people could enjoy it more. But the rest of work was very good. Other people had a lot of persuasive techniques but we had more so it was like a complete persuasive pitch.
The goal I would have if I did this piece of work again is to not add too much information but more stories and interesting parts about box of hope. I would take out some information that is not important as the others. I would add more parts that would really grab people’s attention and make them want to listen to our pitch more instead of sitting there feeling bored. Over all, I feel like it made me more braver in talking in front of others and I had great fun in making this pitch.
Last Wednesday to Friday, the grade 5’s went to camp. I was very excited since it was my first time sleeping in a tent outdoors. I think the best part of camp was kayaking.
On the first day, my group had to go straight to Sha Ha beach to do our kayaking activity. When we got there, we met our group leaders, my group leader was called Jess. We did some fun activities to know each other better and also played some games. Our group had to think of a group name so we decided our group was going to be called the Mango Mangroves. Soon it was lunch, for lunch we ate sandwiches, it was delicious and I enjoyed it very much. After lunch, we learned how to kayak, it was very easy and I learned how to kayak very quickly. I had lots of fun kayaking in the water even though it was a challenge for me and my partner Anna when we didn’t know how change directions. After kayaking, we went back to the campsite to settle into our tents. I was sharing a tent with Anna, since we chose each other when we wrote who we wanted to sleep in a tent with.
I had a good time at camp. I hope it would be more exciting next year!!!!!!!!!!!!