Thursday, May 17, 2018

Recounts

This week in recount writing we focused on adding detail to our writing. the details we wrote were shape, size, color, number, texture, location and action/feeling. This week we made several recounts and then went back to add description. Here is a paragraph I wrote during the week :


Today Ms. Nguyen told us that we were continuing the amazing acrostic poems we made with our small grade 1 buddies. First we had to put the words in the correct spot to make an acrostic poem. Me, Kieran and Graham finished quickly. The next thing we did was print out our poem about SDG 15. Then we went to the buddies room and sat on some of their small chairs. When we sat down the grade 1 teacher told us we were going to perform our poem. I did not want to perform because I thought that our poem was boring.

This week we did M.A.P tests. M.A.P tests are tests on the computer that are Math, Literacy and Reading. I thought that they were really boring but I think that I did decently. We take M.A.P tests twice a year so we can see if we improved.

This week in I Act tinme I worked on making myself jump higher. I did this with Dylan. Dylan wanted to improve his jump so he can get closer to dunking in basketball. I want to improve so I can win headers in soccer. I think that I improved a little bit but we mostly researched jumping exercises. Next I will work on this again and hope I will improve by at least a little bit.

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Week 34

This week in math we did measurement stations and learnt a lot of things about different types of measurement. During the week we reflected on what we did and here are some reflections I did.

Today I made kool-aid to match the perfect recipe for me. I learnt that I like kool-aid with 15 ml of kool-aid and 200 ml of water. I wonder how much sugar is in that much kool-aid. Next time I would try to start lower than I thought and stop when I matched what I liked. I like our measurement station because we get to explore different measurements how we want.

Today I went to the mass station and learnt that a one hundred block ways 42 g. I wonder how much more a soccer ball with air in it weighs compared to a flat soccer ball. If I could do this station again I would weigh some items from our class


Today I found how long it takes for Ozil to make 1 million dollars. I found that it takes him 3 weeks and 3 days to make 1 mil. I wonder how much his wage has changed since previous years. Next time I would compare him to other players.


In literacy this week we made recounts. The main purpose in a recount is to tell the reader about a past event.

We wrote about several events like arranging seats and past weekends. I think that it can be hard but is easy if you remember the event well enough.

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Week 30

In Exhibition this week we worked on making a cooperative game to teach people to cooperate. In our game we made a three legged race but you had to pick up someone each time you got to the other side. I learnt that the game would be to hard for some grades because they would probably trip and got first graders to do it instead. I wonder if the game was to hard or if it was easy.

In response writing we made a response essay about our music concert. I learnt that the purpose of a response essay is to judge a topic. I also learnt that you need judgement words. I wonder what the next subject we judge will be. I also want to know what type of text we will do after response writing.

This week we also learnt about geometry. We learnt about area, perimeter and what a polygon is. We did many problems where we had to find the area or perimeter of a polygon. I am feeling good about geometry but still need to learn more.

This week we finished our book in book club and also finished our job. Our group read the book The Giver. When we met we talked about the book and said what we did with our job. My job was to summarize the book. My group gave me three above expectations and one meeting expectations. I thought I did everything I needed to do and maybe a little bit more.

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Grade 4 and 5 music concert response writing

On March 15 grade 4 and 5 performed a amazing concert in the UNIS theater to show our musical talent. There was a mixture of amazing instrument playing and singing. There where a lot of parents and teachers and family there to see it. It was overall a great show even though there were a few mistakes.

Firstly me and the other band students performed three well executed pieces. The first song we played was a song called Lightly Row and was the shortest song we played and also the calmest. The next song we played was called Lets Rock, There were a few mistakes but it was mostly great. Our last piece was Micky Mouse March and I think we had a fantastic finish.

Next the grade 5 strings performed there pieces. I did not get to see it but I bet it impressed their parents. After that the grade 4 strings and choir performed their songs and musical pieces. Then the grade 5D students did a bounce to the beat basketball and they had to make the beat to a song with basketballs.

Then finally the grade 5 students sang two songs. One was I'm On Top Of The World and the other was Hold Back The River. Both songs had a lot of energy which made it more interesting. The final song was Have You Ever Seen The Rain. We sang this song with the grade 4's. This was very entertaining because of the way the grade 4's and 5's worked together.

In conclusion I think it was a wonderful concert but there were still parts we could improve. I think it was a good thing that they gave us a chance to show our talent. I think that our long and hard practice
was a big help to our successful performances.

Thursday, March 22, 2018

exhibition and response writing

This week in exhibition my group had a meeting with Mr. Dylan. We asked him 6 questions about bullying and teasing in schools. he said that one of the most important thing to do is constantly spread awareness because if we don't say it more than once it won't seem to matter as much. He also said there are many reasons for bully's to bully (popularity, making people laugh, etc). At the end of the meeting he told us that people bully people with squads so they have more power.

This week I think my time management was good. I feel that I completed what I needed to and worked hard. I formulated most of  the questions and I felt that we would receive good information.our group nearly completed the informational report and has all the structure it needs. Next week we will work on our action that we will take and finish our informational report.

This week we started a new writing topic called response writing. In response writing there are three parts, context, description and judgement. Firstly the context is basically introducing what the author is responding to.Next the description gives you detail about the object or event the author is writing about. finally the judgement tells the reader what the author thought about the object, event or whatever he wrote about. This is the first time I have worked on this type of writing and I am not sure if I will like it or not.

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Grade 4 and 5 Music Concert

This week we had a grade 4 and 5 music concert. We all played an instrument and sang three songs(Hold Back the River, I'm on top of the world and have you ever seen the rain).

We had a dress rehearsal and a transition rehearsal before so we knew when to go on and off stage. I think the rehearsals were very helpful because we knew where to go.

I think that we did not make any bad mistakes during the concert and we did well. We had been practicing our instruments and songs for a long time and got good.

At first when I started playing trumpet it was very difficult to make most keys but later I got much better. At the end of the concert I felt like I improved so much.

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Groups and mentor

In exhibition this week we learnt who was in our group and who our mentor was.

In my group I have three other people, Il woo, Seo yeon and Tam. I think that so far our group has worked well together and have not had any problems. I wonder if we will continue to work well together or if we will end up having problems.

Our group also found out which SDG we would work with and talk about during the exhibition. We got SDG #16 peace, justice and strong institutions.

My groups mentor is the former grade 5 teacher Mr.Daniel. First we emailed him to tell him we were happy that he was our mentor and we asked him what time we could meet with him. He told us that we could meet with him every Friday. On our first meeting we got a lot done and we planned some things we could do.

We also talked about our passions,me and Il woo said we liked sports,Seo yeon said she liked art and Tam said she liked baking. We tried to get an idea that had to do with each of our passions.