Thursday, April 12, 2018

Weekly Blog post week 30

In literacy we had book club, and my group red Island Bound, to me its a mysterious and scary story because its about a ghost named Martha Cox and her 2 sons pass away because they drowned in the ocean in Bermuda. Yesterday every group was presenting to their group mate about their jobs. I was the connector so I had to show everyone in my group what I had connected to the book. I had to connect with 3 types of connections, text to self,text to text and text to world. 

In math we started a new unit called Geometry. The first thing we learn about is measuring the shapes with perimeters and areas. Then we made fences for the unicorns and we needed 30m for the unicorns to fit, using cubes was the best way for me to measure. I learned to multiply with fractions like 1/2 x 1/2. But I still need to work on it. 

In PYPX my group split up, all the boys went to PE because their passion is sport, then me and my friend Seo Yeon did a project together, I am going to make cookies and decorate it, and we had an idea that we should decorate the cookies with the frosting we made our self and draw them as a peace sign. Then each cookie everyone gets a nice loving note!
 Right now me and Seo Yeon is panicking because we don't know where to get the money and when are we going to make the cookies. So now me and Seo Yeon thinks its not going to be a success! But never give up!  

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Exhibition week 4

This week exhibition my group did a collaboration pie chart and I had to divide it how wide it is and it depends on your group mate communications and cooperation. So far I had done 2 collaboration pie chart which means 2 weeks already.

 My group want to find out "how to stop bullying and violence" so we had an idea to interview Mr. Dylan. I went on typing down some questions to ask him and about his job.
At the beginning of the week my teacher sent all of the grade 5 student a slide and we had to add the group central ideas and lines of inquiry.
My central Ideas is: Humans need Justice and Cooperation for peace to exist
Lines of inquiry:
-what are the effects of teasing?
-how to stop teasing and violence
-what makes a peaceful and cooperative community?

Then my group made more slide underneath and we had to research about the lines of inquiry and SDG number 16 (Peace and Justice in institution) Someone came up with this idea that everyone in my group split up and research different things to make it faster and we did it and my group is nearly done with everything! 

Today we have a mentor meeting with Mr. Daniel and Ms. Annisa came and showed us 3 video about Bullying and how to stop it! I thought that was really helpful!

I'm so looking forward working on more awesome stuff and being a cooperation person,communication and a thinker because those are the things I am for the PYPX grade 5 exhibition 2018!




Thursday, March 15, 2018

Grade 4 & 5 Music Concert

This morning grade 5 has a music concert. I was pretty nervous because I have a solo for a song "Hold Back The River". But the first thing that happened was the grade 5 strings played the Cello with the song "Rhythm Fever and Here it Comes". Then the cello and violins played a piece together called "Tiptoe Boo". It sounds really good with the combines strings! I have nothing to worried about when I play the cello except when I do the squeaky sound with the bow. For singing I have to do the solo with 4 other girls, and I have to sing it high, I was really nervous and scared because I was scared my voice will crack in front of everyone. But the performance went very smooth and I love it!

How I was:
I was a risk taker because I was brave to sing in front of everyone, but when I get nervous I take a deep breathe and it work!

Click here to watch the concert video:
Singing "Have You ever seen the rain" here
Singing "On top of the world" here 

Singing "Hold Back The River" here

Thursday, March 1, 2018

ISA test

This week all of the International School around the world did a ISA Test! There is Math test and writing test. The math test was a little hard, but for the practice one was easy. Each and everyone gets a scrap piece of paper to do their strategies, mine was not that messy because most of the question was easy, I only used it for something hard!

For writing there is 2 piece of writing, one is you need to write a story that connects with the picture and the other one is almost like a discussion essay but I just wrote a persuasive writing.

PYP for the test:
For the whole test I was a thinker because these question are so hard that I have to think for about 5 minutes and write the strategies down.

That's the main PYP attitudes!

Thanks for hearing my reflection on the ISA Test!

Thursday, February 1, 2018

This week

Math: 
This week for Math my class continue doing the mean average. But today me and Ella did a practice on the "mean average" that me and her made up. The question is "Whats the mean average of ages singers had made their first songs" I actually came up with that idea, so me and Ella agreed on the questions. We went all over the internet to search up singers and their first songs. To solve how old they were when their first song came out, me and her use an algorithm. It was very useful! 

Literacy:
For literacy my class finished up their discussion essay. I was pretty impress with my essay because for structure, I got nearly all checks. Their were just one one that I didn't have in my story. But the rest was fine. My discussion essay was "Are dogs better then cats". Mine was almost like a persuasive writing at first, but then my teacher Mr Nathan helped me and it turns out great! I learn different types of words that authors used in their stories. (But I forgot the words, I need to check it again)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Thats Anne Frank
UOI:
UOI I didn't do that much this week, but for biography I was reading Anne Frank and me and Ella has the same book so we shared it. What I need to do was make a timeline or a story arc about Anne Frank. Her life are very interesting. How she got famous was every single day she wrote in her diary, but when she was caught in the safe house, the Nazi sent her and her family to concentration Camp in Germany. She didn't survived the war and she pass away when she was 15 years old on March 12 1945,her sister Margot and her mom didn't survived and all pass away in 1945. But at least her dad survived the war. 
That a little facts about her and her family! 

 


Thursday, January 18, 2018

Government

This week grade 5 learn about government because this will be grade 5 next unit of inquirer. I am super excited to learn about government around the world and different types. On Monday this week, the first type of government that my class did was Monarchy.

Monarchy: Monarchy is basically a leader/king that tells us what to do. How my class decide on who is the king, my teacher brought my class a big pie and he said if you see a toy in your slice then your the king. The king was in my class of course and it was Xavier. My teacher wasn't the boss because now for the day, the king is. To be honest he makes good decision on educational stuff.

Anarchy: The next day was another fun day, because all of the grade 5 teacher wasn't in charge of the student. That means all of the students have FREEDOM!!! Anarchy means you have no rules in the country and no one can tell you what to do. There was this one period where it wasn't Anarchy time because my teacher said to write a reflection. But that's just a little thing.

Dictatorship: Dictatorship means we have a leader and that leader has to be strict or not, but the citizens need to follow their directions. If their not then probably they get banned from the country. My teacher was the government. The day was just another regular day like at school though.

Democracy: It's like a election. Everyone vote for someone to be the president. Also you work in groups and discuss about the voting and goverment.

I'm really gonna enjoy this unit! This seems fun! I am so excited to learn this!

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

The Overnight Trip

Last Wednesday all of the 5th grader went to Hoa Binh to spend some free time with no learning.
It was awesome and fun that I could barely sleep for the whole night...well I did slept but I 
stayed awake for like until 10:00 but when I turned off the night light then I slept peacefully.


I'm going to show you my favorite part about camp and my least favorite part about camp.

My favorite part about Camp is the Disco Night. It was awesome. After daily writing it was time to have some fun. Me and a group of girls sang so loud and horribly wrong. The girls that were singing with me were Ester,Melissa,Phuong Anh,Hachi,Azediwa, Thien Anh and Fame. Then each group (Group A,group B,group C and group D) perform their dance move the groups practice that day. There were Thunder which my group did,Uptown funk,Despacito,Rockabye,and Break Free. . Everyone was awesome

My least favorite part about camp is HIKING!!! Right after the Scavenger Hunt,we had Lunch then right after lunch we had hiking straight away. OMG I was almost dying! But luckily I didn't cause I have water! There were a few puddles and everyone have to stop to get through the puddles. Here are the scariest parts of hiking that I experience. So there were 4 buffalo's and when the whole grade 5 get near it,it runs away,but I was scared it will attacks us if it runs down. The second scary part I experience was the dogs barking. There were dogs from homes barking. I don't know how much I even pass. But one time there was a dog that wasn't in a cage and I was scared so I moved back but then I stepped on Mud!!! OMG my shoes were MUDDY so MUCH!!!  But that okay,when I got to the resort it dried and I wash my shoes. 


I was a Communicator because during the group activities I was listening to my group mates ideas and not judging it and not disagreeing on their ideas,I actually think it was pretty good! 

I was also Enthusiastic because I was so excited that I wasn't organized or unpacked my stuff when we just got to V Resort. 

Thanks for watching my reflection! I hoped you have a great day!