I tried my best when I did my activist speech yesterday. I tried to be confident, relaxed, and speak clearly. I never practised my speech in front of someone before, and I only practised it once the night before. I think I did ok, although I did stutter a bit and said ‘um’ when I got nervous. I think I might have spoken a little to fast because when I timed myself earlier, it had taken 2 minutes and 20 seconds. But when I did my speech, it was exactly 2 minutes. Overall, I don’t think I did terribly, but I wouldn’t say it was great. I hope to learn from this and do better next time!
It’s finally Friday! This week has been pretty fun, but I’m still glad it’s nearly the weekend.
On Monday, Mr. Brodie was still here for the whole day. Nothing exciting happened that day, we just had double period Chinese and wrote in our agendas.
On Tuesday, we went to Ms. Tan’s room during lunch to continue working on the board. Around that time, Mr. Brodie left and we had a sub for the rest of the day.
On Wednesday, Mr. Brodie wasn’t here. We had a sub who didn’t really care what we were doing and was just sitting on a chair and staring into space. He only said like 2 sentences the entire day! The only other interesting thing that happened on Wednesday, was when my bus crashed into the gate at my house. I was sitting next to the window when it crashed into the wall. The window shattered and shards of glass tumbled down like a waterfall. There wasn’t that much glass at first, but the driver decided to move again, and the entire window broke and fell on my seat. Luckily, I had already moved so none of the glass touched me. Now that I think about it, it isn’t that dramatic.
Yesterday, Mr. Brodie still wasn’t back! By now, I was already done writing my activist speech and my friends and I were starting to practice. At lunch, we went to Ms. Tan’s room again. She agreed to let us come 3 times a week so that we could finish it before the winter break!
Today has probably been the most exciting day this week! Mr. Brodie came back and it turns out that he wasn’t sick like one of the subs had said, his wife was giving birth to their baby! Baby Cedar James Brodie was born! Mr. Brodie’s a dad! This was also our last VA and dance this year.
Overall, this week has been pretty exciting. I hope next week will be just as fun, and I’m really excited for winter break!
Today is Friday, December 6th, 2019. This past week, Mr. Brodie wasn’t here as he was visiting his dad, so we had Ms. Sunny instead.
On Monday and Tuesday, I didn’t really do much. The most exciting thing on Monday was finishing the 40 book challenge, and on Tuesday we went to Ms. Tan’s room during lunch to work on the board.
On Wednesday we watched Peter Pan. Because of that, we got to miss Chinese! Although I think the upper school did a good job with the play, I wasn’t overly fond of it. I’m sure that it engaged plenty of people, but personally, I find Peter Pan quite boring.
On Thursday, we had a book fair! I forgot to bring money so I was unable to purchase any books, but it was ok because I just borrowed some from the library.
Lastly, today I went to Ms. Tan’s room again to continue working on the board during lunch, and we had VA. In VA, we are doing this presentation sort of thing where we have to make and bring in things to show grade fours.
All in all, this week was ok, we got to have one period of silent reading every day! I hope Mr. Brodie comes back soon, the class is so much more entertaining when he’s here!
In performing arts we studied blues music, after a few weeks of exploring we got into groups and wrote songs.
In this project, what went well was that we all worked together, and got it done by the last lesson without any major issues. What could have been better? Although I think that our performance went pretty well, I think we could have sung louder and played more instruments. If I were to do this again, I would have added more instruments to our song to accentuate some of the lyrics. In my opinion, the most challenging thing in this project was getting the melody and the bass line to fit with the lyrics, because ukelele and xylophone don’t sound good together when it’s just 2 instruments. One of the creative choices our group made was using the ukelele for the bass line instead of the xylophone. Overall, I enjoyed this project and I hope to do something like this again in the future!
This week was really short. On Monday and Tuesday, there was no school because of the protest, and on Wednesday I was sick. But this week has still been pretty fun.
On Monday I went to my friend’s house and we played badminton together. After around 2 hours we did some of our Chinese homework so we could finish it faster and more efficiently. Although we had a lot of homework during the suspension, I still had fun with my family and friends.
On Tuesday and Wednesday, I was sick so I didn’t do much. I just slept, ate, and watched TV. Not that you need to know what I was doing, it’s probably very obvious.
Yesterday was Mr. Brodie’s birthday! At home, I read some books for the 40 book challenge. Since I don’t have any fantasy or chapter book choice left, I had to read poetry, historical fiction, mystery and informational books. Although some of the books weren’t so bad, like the woman in white by Wilkie Collins, I prefer to read fantasy books.
Finally, today is Friday. In VA we made stickers! In the morning, we had PE instead of dance because Ms. Saunders wasn’t here. It was really fun and I had a good time.
All in all, this week was ok, even though it was only 2 days long. I’m happy that I got to go to school, but I’m also excited for the weekend. I hope next week is just as good!
在一個暖烘烘天是， 鴨媽媽臥在稻草推理， 等牠的孩子出世。 一隻隻小鴨子出世，只剩下一個大的蛋。 最後， 那個蛋終於慢慢裂開，鑽出一隻鴨子。 牠又大又醜， 毛灰灰的， 嘴巴大大的， 身子瘦瘦的，大家都叫牠「醜小鴨」。 大家都欺負和嚇唬牠， 讓牠感到孤單和煩惱。最後，牠就傷心地離開家。
那天晚上我感到特別孤單，周圍安安靜靜的， 我默默無言的走到家裡。秋葉在孤零零的路上徐徐的飄落。我回想跟哥哥走過這些路，他每次嘲笑和欺負我， 讓我感到很難為情和煩惱。 當時，我感到憤憤不平， 但是現在他已經死了，我就感到傷心和痛心疾首。自從哥哥在一場車禍死了已經有一個月了，但是有時我仍然轉身跟他說話，並記的他不在了，讓我感到形影相弔和生氣。我第一次聽到他死了，我大吃一驚。 我記得我的父母哭泣，可是我只是站在那裡，大驚失色， 汗流浹背。我不想相信，但是隨著時間的流逝，我不得不承認我哥哥死了。我哭了，哭了，尖叫著，否認了，但是不管我做什麼，我都不能改變他死亡。幾週後，我學會要繼續為我們兩生活，因為他永遠會活在我心中裡。有時候，像今天一樣，我仍然為自己的失落感到難過，但我知道他從上面看著和保護我。我深吸了一口氣，繼續走了走，直到到達我家。 在家裡時， 我跑到媽媽的懷裡，哭到她的肩膀上。「我們永遠會記住他」媽媽竊竊私語。
This week was very interesting and fun! and I’m not just saying that because it’s almost the weekend.
The first thing that happened this week was my proposal. I did my proposal on Monday morning. I didn’t prepare for it that much, so I was pretty nervous, luckily I was approved! The second exciting thing that happened this week was on Tuesday when we did a simulation. Mr. Brodie and all the other teachers were creating this simulation for us to experience how it felt like when we were forced to do something without being able to choose whether we want to or not. Although everyone was frustrated in the beginning, it was a great way to start our new unit. We also developed our lines of inquiry for our class, and I read my 26th book for the forty book challenge! All in all, this week was enjoyable and I had a lot of fun!