Hackathon

Yesterday our grade started a unit of Hackathon. Hackathon was about Activities where people work in groups to come up with and develop ideas to improve places. But this time it was to make a change to the school. Teachers thought to do like a SHARK TANK. There were about 25 team and 6 teams were allowed to go to the SHARK TANK. But before all of that we got interviews of people in the school and asked questions to make the school a better place and how could it be more sustainable. We got ideas for the shark tank. My idea was to put solar panels to not waste energy for the school. Then we started a poster called S.T.A.R.

Situation    People are using too much energy in the school.                    Task       To save energy for the school
Actions    1. Buy and learn how to use the solar panels.                                   2. Use them and save energy.                                      Response  If we use this we can help the school save energy and money.

 

 

S.T.A.R stands for Situation, Task, Actions and Response. After we made our poster we put them in to the walls and 6 teachers chose witch should go to the shark tank. My group was one of those 6 so we went up and showed our S.T.A.R Poster and we explained it. Other people ideas were very creative for example make reuse able cup for the smoothies. Our group waited for the people to talk and we got a .. A GREEN! But it was possible  It was great.

Cat Tien

 

Our grade went on a trip to Cat Tien.

In Cat Tien the most interesting thing was in the Night Safari and the Night hike. In the night safari we saw a lot of dears, a rabbit and a squirrel looking guy. In the night safari it was cold and the sky had lot of stars than in the city. In the night hike it was hard to be in the dark without using the flash lights. And there were more stars than in the night safari.

 

In the Primate center I learned the people had gibbons as pets and they had problems because some of them were in schools, factories and as pets. And people told the primate center and they were rescued. And some of the gibbons ate the wrong food. Some of them were fead wrong so they can’t go back to the forest. 

 

The most challenging thing was the Night hike because we were not allowed to use the flashlights and we just could use our eyes. But i got use to the darkness. Next year I would want to go to crocodile lake and see the crocodiles. I liked Cat Tien. 

My Article

My article topic was Warren Buffett. I chose this topic because I did not know who was Warren Buffett so I wonted to research about him. I found a lot of articles and looked at a lot of websites. I learned to write a strong body paragraph. I think I could make my conclusion better. I chose Google sites because I wanted to use a new site. I think my Contrast was good because i chose good colors that match. And I like my Alignment. 

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My Reading Goal

 

My reading goal was to read a long mystery book that was a good level for me. I chose a good book that was my level with ten different mystery stories. The book was called Thriller. But I did not finish the book. I will read 10 pages every day and finish the book before coming back to school. I like the book, because it has a lot of fun stories. I like the story that is called the Wish Machine. I will recommend to people that like mysteries.

 

Experiment

Reflection: I learned in this experiment that I had used a different Coke from the American Coke in the video, because in each country they use different ingredients to make Coke. My favorite thing was that the first time my partner and I did it, it was a success. If I did it again, I would try it with Diet Coke and different Mentos. There is a slide show above. 

Vietnamese Class

In vietnamese class I had wrote 4 things. These are the ones, Gia dinh (my family), Buu long ( A fun park to do cool activities), Tet trung thu ( A celebration) and Tôi đi (It is a paragraph about where we wont to go. In vietnamese class we learned the ones that we can learn for this season. The link in the bottom is a link of My family in vietnamese. Take a look inside. 

 

Gia Đinh

 

Peer presure

In school we were learning about peer pressure. Peer pressure means to try to let them do something that is wrong. For example a friend ask for your homework and says if you dont give me your homework i will hate you. But then you mite have to be brave and say it is not a good way to you. It will not help you learn. The teacher asked questions if this is a right thing to do or not. This is what we learned in Peer pressure.imgresimgres-1imgres-2

Buu Long

In our 5th grade it was the day. We were going to Bu Long. We were exited for the rock climbing, zip-lining and abseiling. We got into our bus it was a very big bus. It took us 2 hours. In the bus was very boring. It was very loud also. We had 2 groups one big group went first the outside activities and my group were going to Bu long park. After that boring bus ride we arrived at Bu long. The park was very nice it was all green. I really liked the park. There were 3 games 1 game was 2 people in the middle and the other people are outside the rule is to make a lego block that the makers make and had to be the same color and had to be the same looking tower. The inside 2 people can talk but the other people can not talk a single word to them. It was hard but we had made it the second game was 30 numbers and each person had to step on the number in as fast as you can. It was very hard because it had to take time to find the number. After we were done we went to eat a delicious lunch. It was good food.

Now It was our turn to go to the outside things I was so exited for the zip-lining. My group first went in the rock climbing. It was very challenging 3 people in our group made it to the top the next thing we did was zip-lining. I was so exited i was ready then i went very fast it was so exiting it was great. I rode the zip-line 2 times. We were at the last stage abseiling. But it was already time it was a great time.

 

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Alcohol

In school we are learning about Alcohol. We learned if we drank alcohol we could grow more tall and our brain will not grow and your brain gets crazy. And your other places in your body gets bad. For adults they want to drink alcohol for to be happy. Sometimes the adults can die bye drinking to much alcohol. We watch a video about a girl wants to drink a bit of alcohol and the mother talks about what about alcohol. And say that adults say that there taste is different other people. That is what we learned about alcohol.