Thursday, May 17, 2018

Our New Unit and Recount Essay

This week in class we opened up our new unite witch was Transitions and Growing. Today the nurse talked to us about our body systems. Our Central Idea is "Transitions involve changes that require adaptation". The 4 key concepts we will be talking about is
1. Form - what is it like?
2. Function - how does it work?
3. Change - how is it changing?
4. Responsibility - what is our responsibility?.
Some of the ways people change was Passions, Gender, Friends, Emotions, Appearance and many more. Some purposes of transitions were
Friends: To learn from each other, to teach each other, to comfort etc
Appearance: To fit-in, look cool, to stand out etc
Gender: biological, environment ( up bringing) etc.

This week in Recount essay, we learned to put in Lots of splendid details in our paragraph.  I wrote my first paragraph for the recount of  the show "Wizard of Oz". My first paragraph was:
"It was a hot sunny sweaty afternoon at school on thursday. Me and my two talkative friends stayed at school waiting for our first Wizard Of Oz show in the bright, big, nearby theater. Me and my friends Kelly and Sieun were talking about the show. We were nervous to go on stage. How many people are going to come to our show and also about hoping our exciting show would go joyful and enthusiastically. While hanging out, a girl called Anna Ly, who works in the dressing room and manages the messy makeup. She told me and Kelly that we have to go, so me and Kelly said bye to Sieun and we ran in a hurry. "
 This was my first paragraph! I added lots of details. We used the Description bubble to help us think of some adjectives to put in our paragraphs.

Thursday, May 10, 2018

This week in Math and Literacy

This week in math we were learning about 7 different types of measurements which are:
  1. Area
  2. Capacity
  3. Temperature
  4. Mass ( weight )
  5. Length ( distance )
  6. Time 
  7. Volume
To get to know these measurements better, we had math rotation and got to experiment with those measurements. So far I got to 5 rotation: Volume, Temperature, Mass, Area, and the Kool Aid station.  In each stations we had problems to solve. Example, for the Kool Aid station, we had to find the perfect recipe for ME.  My perfect recipe was 15ml of Kool aid powder, and 150ml of water. I liked how the taste was sweet, orange flavored vitamin C sort of taste. Also in the temperature group, I went around finding out some different temperature of cold water, soil and air. The water was 10 degrees, the soil was 22 degrees, and the air was inside the classroom was 28 degrees ( without air conditioner ) I wonder why the Americans chose to use Feranhight instead of Ceilius.


 This week in literacy, we learned how to write a recount. We wrote an essay about the long weekend. Here is a link to it just in case you would be interested in it. I learned that you could make any sentence sound good with lots of descriptions - K. We practiced writing descriptive paragraphs. We learned nouns, verbs, adverbs, and adjectives. 

Thursday, April 12, 2018

This week's learning!!

This week, in Exhibition, our group was going to special lists we chose. Me and Tam chose Art and made posters for our group, and planned making " Cookies for kindness". The rest of the group, ( Joe-Ben, Ilwoo, Bo hyun ) went to P.E to create games that include Peace and Justice + cooperation. And Today we had a interview with the Australian police officer and learned that Peace starts off with Respect and Trust. We also told him our ideas for exhibition, and he gave us some suggestions and feed backs. Now I wonder how much cookies me and Tam have to bake and when we are going to bake it.

This week in Math, we learned about calculating the area and the perimeter of rectangles. We were finding the biggest area for the pet UNICORN, and also for the Bathroom Tile problem. Area is the space measured inside ( by squares ) and perimeter is the length outside the shape/polygon. To get the perimeter, you need to add all the edges, and to get the area, you need to multiply the 2 sides. The questions we solved was questions like: 5 and 1/2 x 8 and 1/2. I wonder why to get the perimeter we add, and to get the area you multiply.

This week in Literacy, we learned how to write the responsive essay. The purpose of an responsive text/essay is to write our opinion of a piece of work. The structure of an  responsive essay is:

  1. Title
  2. Context
  3. Description
  4. Judgement ( which is the conclusion)
( But in all paragraphs, you can use judgement words to judge the work/event! )
We wrote an responsive essay for the music concert we had about 3 weeks ago. Now I wonder what type of writing we will learn.

Music Concert Response Essay

In UNIS two weeks ago which was March 15th, the Grade 5 and Grade 4 had a concert to show progress and to show our work. We did lots of singing, playing instruments and also did a performance with the basketballs. I think that it is a good way to show progress to parents, and other people. I especially liked how we were all dressed up formally and were all ready and prepared.

Firstly, I was in the band playing the flute. It felt like I was a professional flute player since I was wearing formal clothes and doing the performance. At first, I was nervous but when I got on stage and started playing, I felt calm and cooled down. We played 3 music piece, Lightly row, Let's rock and Mickey Mouse March. Before, I was thinking 'What if I make a mistake? What if the song gets messed up?'. Even though I was nervous the music sounded delightful and captivating. After the last piece, I felt proud of myself and of the hole band group.

Secondly, the strings went on the stage and performed 3 piece of music.  I think that the high pitched note Violin and the low pitched Cello sounded charming. I really enjoyed watching the violins and the cellos playing even though it was boring to wait in the room. I think the song was very attractive and entertaining.

Finally, the hole Grade 5 and 4 did a performance singing Hold back the river, I am on top of the world, and Have you ever seen the rain. We sang it for the finale of the concert. While singing, I felt thrilled and joyful.

Thursday, March 22, 2018

My Time management in PYPX group

This week in PYPX groups, I think our group did a good job on time managing. Our group was working hard and most of the work done. Our group finished the central idea and the lines of inquires done before everyone else so I felt proud about my group. We had a head start on our research and now, we are almost done with our informational report and I feel so happy about the fact that our group has finished it.

Some times we had some arguments but most of the time, our group was cooperating and didn't argue as much. We took advantage of the research parts that we chose to do and we were responsible with our work. When we had an interview planned, we wrote down some questions we might want to ask them.

Today, we interviewed Mr. Dylan the councilor and asked some questions about our SDG (16 - peace, justice and strong institution), Our central idea and the lines of inquiry. Our central idea was: " Humans must have justice and cooperation for peace to exist." and our lines of inquiry was: - What are the effects of teasing? - How to stop teasing and violence? - What makes a peaceful and cooperative community? We also researched about the difference in teasing and bullying, and also when teasing becomes bullying. We found out that teasing is positive when you are doing it as a joke, but it could be negative when the person doesn't like it or gets barrenest about it. 
Also today Mr. Dylan told our group that when the person bullying does something once, then it is not REALLY bullying. But when the person bullying keeps on doing it or repeating it, then that says that it is bullying. I think the information was very helpful and I think I learned a lot from it. I hope our group stays like this until Exhibition is done.

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Music concert

Today the whole grade 4 and 5 did a music concert. I was in the Grade 5 band group, so we had to do the opening which was nervous. After the band, the Strings came in and did the performance. Lots of parents were watching the concert so it was x2 more nervous then before.
Yesterday we had an dress rehearsal and it was boring. We had to wait for a long time and my feet was so sore. Last year in grade 4, we also did a concert, but since we also had the instruments, it felt more nervous than last year. But I personally think that I did really well, and the whole grade 5 did really well.
When preparing for the concert, the challenge was to memorize the notes and the places. Because if you didn't play the note right, then it gets confusing. The easiest thing was making the sound of the flue because when you blow it, it just makes a sound.
After the concert, I found my mom and my mom told me that I was really good at the concert. I felt proud and excellent about myself and the concert. I was happy that the time we spent preparing for the concert wasn't a waste because a lot of people came and was so engaged. 
( You can click HERE to see a snippet of the concert)

Thursday, March 1, 2018

PYP Exhibition

This week the grade 5's were talking a lot about EXHIBITION. We were starting to prepare for our exhibition and connecting the SDG's to our passion. I was hard to think of an action to go with it. PASSION+ISSUE=ACTION
I equations were:
Art+teasing
Reading+some country's don't let girls go to school
Planets+trash and pollution
These were big issues for me that connected to my passion.
My worries for Exhibition is not getting a good group because when the group is bad, I can't focus on my work, and it is just uncomfortable for me.
I am also excited to share my passion the issues I have with other people though exhibition.