This year we talked a lot about setting goals for ourselves and the ATL skills. I have several goals for this year like being more resilient and putting effort into accomplishing my goals and not just write them down because I have to. But I have 2 goals that I really want to work on. First of all I want to participate more in class discussions and raise my hand more often. To accomplish this, I will push myself to share my ideas and thoughts until I am comfortable with raising my hand.. I will do this by not rushing myself and allowing myself to gradually start talking more and more. I hope to accomplish this goal by the end of this semester. My other goal is to have better time management and not exceed the time for my daily plan. To do this I will keep a record of the works I’ve done the past week and see how long I take to do them. After a few weeks of making daily plans, give myself a hard task and a deadline, then try to accomplish it before my deadline. I plan on accomplishing it by the end of November. These are my 2 goals that I want to work on for the rest of 2019, i hope to accomplish my goal before the end of 2019 or even earlier!
This week was exciting and interesting, I had a lot of fun. For example, we did a lot of work that included explanatory writing and science experiments. One of my favourite things that we did was the badminton tournament in PE on Tuesdays and Friday’s, where we got to play both singles and doubles. We also started the 40 book challenge yesterday in the library. We have to try to read as many books as possible in each genre of books. The point of this challenge is not to read up to 40 books, it's to improve how much you read. The level of reading you are on is also important, the librarian told us that you shouldn’t just read as many books as possible, they have to be on your reading level. In the end, I’m very excited to start the challenge because reading is one of my passions and I like setting a goal for myself to give me motivation. Lastly, today is house spirit day ! it’s my first house spirit day and I thought it was very enjoyable. Even though we had to take care of our buddies, I still found it entertaining. I’m very excited for the last two periods to come, because we get to have our own house spirit day ! it’s been an amazing week at school, but I'm also looking forward to the weekend too !😝
This week was pretty interesting, we did a lot of cool things. On Monday we did an experiment where you could see how the temperature of water affected the speed of food colouring when it was added in the different cups of water. We observed the changes every 10 minutes to see how fast or/and slow the food colouring would mix into the water. At first, the hot water and room temperature water were mixing together with the food colouring very quickly, but the cold water finished mixing only 10 minutes after ! the hot and room temperature water sank to the bottom first, then started swirling around the cup. The food colouring in the cold water dropped down in little dots then started to swirl around the cup too. It was a very interesting experiment. On Tuesday we had international library day and learned a lot about different countries and the inventions they made. We went to 14 places and learned a lot about each country. It was very fun and you could learn a lot ! On Wednesday, i went to Jennifer’s house and we did an experiment on cookies. We wanted to know how the temperature of the oven affected the result of the cookie. We baked all of the cookies for the same amount of time, but one of them was 160, one was 180 and the last was 200°C. It was very fun and tasty.
WHAT I LEARNED
During these past weeks at school I learned about physical and chemical changes. Physical changes are when matter changes size, shape or form. Some physical changes happen very quickly, like a car rolling over a bag, or bread turning to toast. However sometimes it takes years and years for it to change. When it takes a long time for it to change, it is called physical weathering. Chemical changes is when a substance changes to another substance. Like when sodium and chlorine are mixed together, they make salt. When they are separate, it’s bad for you, but when mixed with each other it creates salt, which is something you eat everyday day.