Chinese Beam Design

Chinese Beam Design

In Chinese, the whole grade is creating designs that will be voted to be put on the CCC beams. My design is of a dragon, in between 2 bamboos, next to a Yin Yang. I chose to draw these things because in Chinese culture, the bamboos is the Chinese symbol for strength, due to its fast growth and resilience. I chose the Yin Yang, as it represents balance, as the yin, the dark swirl, is associated with shadows, darkness, and the yang, the light swirl, represents brightness, passion and growth. Also, I chose the dragon as it symbolises auspicious powers, particularly control over water, rainfall, typhoons, and floods. The dragon is also a symbol of power, strength, and good luck.

PYP Exhibition Reflection

Finally, after weeks of preparation, PYPX is finally over! Because I only started school after CNY, I had way less time than everyone else to complete my exhibition and I had to catch-up on everything that the other students had learned in only a week. I worked with Ms. Viv to catch-up on choosing my exhibition purpose and my lines of inquiry.
After that, I started researching about my topic. When we started going to learning cohorts, I didn’t really know what to say to my group members, as our purposes were so different. Then, we had our expert talk, which I think I did really well in, as I passed straight away; I had a clear understanding of my PYPX purpose.

The couple of weeks leading up to the staging where probably the most stressful, since there was so much to get done, and in so little time to do them in, such as making posters, finishing our visual representation, working on our final product and moreIf I were to do PYP exhibition again, I would do some more research and try to find out even more about my purpose, and when presenting, have more facts and intriguing information. Also, I would be more creative on my presentation, as my ideas were not very original. Over all, I am very glad that I did the exhibition. I learned a lot about managing plastic waste and plastic pollution.

Welcome to your iFolio

Welcome to your iFolio

Your iFolio is a school provided web space that you will use throughout your time at CDNIS. You will use your iFolio to define your learning goals, show your learning journey, reflect on your learning and how you have developed your Approaches to Learning skills, share your best work and celebrate your achievements.

Your iFolio, in time will provide a better picture of who you are as a learner and as an individual. You are therefore highly encouraged to personalize your iFolio. You can start off by selecting one of the 60+ themes available.

Before you start using your new iFolio, follow the steps below to change the ‘Home’ link within your navigation menu to point to your site:

1. Go to your Dashboard menu options (link will open in a new tab)

2. Expand the ‘Home’ menu item by clicking on the downward facing arrow

Home Menu
Change Home Menu Attribute

3. Append the URL to read, where your student number is in the form of six digits e.g. 012345 (you can find your student number on your library card)

Home URL
Home URL Link

A final note, please bear in mind that your iFolio is a publicly accessible space, and ensure that the content you post and the language you use is appropriate.

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