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I enjoyed this year so far. In the beginning, I thought the PYPx would be hard and unpleasant. But when we started it, I realized that it was not that hard. Even though I was extremely nervous about my proposal, I was approved to continue with my topic which is Left-Handed Opinions. But now I have to stress about something else. And that is our Ignite Talk. The Ignite Talk is when all the grade 6s have to persuade their classmates to do something about a problem local or global within 1-2 minutes. I have my speech ready, but the problem is that my speech is way over, I tried talking fast on Friday so that it will be within that amount of time, but I have failed and went over. The amount of time it took me was 2:48 minutes. I hope I do well on the 17th/tomorrow. But I actually enjoyed dance, since we got to learn traditional dances from 2 different places.
We had to make a mini-museum about ourselves and a grade 4 and 3 came and we had to tell them a story, but not just any story but a story about ourselves. We had to have at least 10 items and we also had to make some items.
I brought in a trophy, my pointe shoes, soft shoes, character shoes, headphones, and a picture of my dog Pepper. I made the other four items which were: Friendship bracelets, Pom pom, I drew a bookmark and a drawing of a polar bear with a wolf. I think it was organized and many came to my booth, so that is a sign that people liked it.
We had a Blues bass line, Blues lyrics were sung, and Improvisation (physical, vocal or instrumental). Our instruments went pretty well, they rarely hit a wrong note. We didn’t have a lot of time, so we were stressed out a lot, that was one of the things that went wrong. If we could do it again I would make sure everything is ok, organized and understood so that when we put it together it will be easier, and more successful than this time’s one. We were successful in utilizing self-motivation: In the end, we were stressed out but we not only motivated ourselves but each other. And emotional management: Before I got stressed really easily, now I can control my stress easier. The process of creating the piece is: We first created the lyrics for our piece. Once we were finished, then we decided what instruments to use and think of what pattern of notes we should use, but it had to be notes for the blues piece. Lastly, we had to put it together. The most challenging was probably the end since we weren’t very used to playing together. I enjoyed this project because we got to use the instruments, but I most certainly did not enjoy the stress at the end and the nervousness when we were filming.
On November 5th, the teachers, vice principal, and the administrators of our school did a simulator on the Grade 6s. They were certain rules that we could not break, and if we did there were consequences. Many people were either angry or upset or both, some people were so sad that they started crying, because they were so lonely and at lunch since we weren’t allowed to sit with our friends. Many people spoke out loud about how they did not like it and what they felt. This might have affected some people but it might not have affected others. They did this so that we knew how to voice our thoughts out loud unafraid, but also to teach us to write in a persuasive way. So in the future in case we need to write a persuasive letter, it will come to us easier.
For my PYPx I hesitated between 4 different expeditions: Left handed rights, stray animals, photographs on problems in HK, and art on problems in the world. In the end, I decided to go with Left Handed Rights. The reason I went with this was because not many people would do this kind of project, for the PYPx. Also because I once read a book, and the main character was a left-handed boy, who was forced to learn to use his right-hand instead. I might want to learn how it feels like to be left-handed instead of being right-handed, I think one of the challenges I will have to face is bringing awareness to the people who are left handed.
At school we have to take our farther, and by saying that I mean we are doing our own inquiry! We got to choose if we want to work in a group or individually. I chose to work with two of my friends: Pippa and Jemima. So we decided that we are doing our inquiry based on baking. We want to see:
How do different types of sugar affect baking?
What I found:
The brown sugar is sweeter. Caster sugar is finer than granulated sugar but it is the same. Icing sugar is sweeter than the brown sugar. Theory: The finer the sugar is, the sweeter it is.
Different types of sugar affects the texture. This union of sugar and water affects the texture of baked goods in two important ways. It keeps baked goods soft and moist. The bond between sugar and water allows sugar to lock in moisture so that items such as cakes, muffins, brownies, and frostings don’t dry out too quickly.
What we are doing in math is Patterns. We are almost done with this inquiry. We had quite a few questions that we had to answer. At first I had no clue of what the rule and formula could be but now since we have been doing it a lot I know and understand patterns better. I feel that I have a more positive mindset than when we first started the unit.