SS- Minecraft Project: http://blog.ssis.edu.vn/102480/2016/10/16/ancient-canaan/
PE- Creative Game: In PE, we made a game ourselves! There were types of games and groups were separated according to the type of game. For example, there was an Invasion team, a target team, a fielding and striking team, etc. I was in the Invasion team, and our team decided to combine battle ball and dodgeball. We made our game name ‘Ten Balls,” because there are ten balls in the middle for two teams to get at the start of the game.
SCI: In Science, we learned many things related to Space and the Universe. We recently learned about moon phases and how they happen. To understand this better, we did an hands-on activity which we used chopsticks and a styrofoam ball. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1eKrVFGlR7850LO3Ur9P_CECSy3PLUeQdlayef9aES48/edit
LA: In LA, we’ve recently had the Dragon’s Apprentice Event (it hasn’t ended yet) and I’ve learned many new things about public speaking, presenting, teamwork, and lots more. http://blog.ssis.edu.vn/102480/2016/10/05/vlog-reflection/
MATH: (paper in small binder) Assignment.
In Mandarin class, we did a unit called ‘My Daily Routine.’ In this unit, we each made a poster and we presented in class and recorded our presentation. I learned many vocabularies and time sequences and the order(s), pronunciation, and more. We’ve practiced and tried out best to speak loudly and clearly. It took a few tries, but at the end, a great video came out. Here’s a video!
In social studies class today, we did ‘Gummy Bear Government.’ Before we started learning about types of governments, I only knew democracy. I did not know other types of governments. I think it is important to learn about different types of government, because it will help us when we are older, and almost every country has a government. I think democracy works best, because everyone can vote for their lawmaker, and the best lawmaker will get chosen, which means that most of the lawmakers will get eliminated.
In writing class, we learned about how we can recognize and analyze ‘AFOREST’ features in advertisements and use them to create our own posters. Team Atlanta’s products are bath bombs and shower steamers. Main design posts that I’ve noted from my research is color affects the advertisement a lot. For example, the first advertisement that we’ve found used the color black to stand out from other advertisements and to get your attention. Same for the second. How you write your slogan or caption really affects the advertisement and the message that you want your customers to feel. If you observe the second example, its short caption says ‘The original fizzy bathtime treats.’ The word treats makes the customer feel like the product is fun, and enjoyable.
Today in Exploratory Writing, we had a very small quiz about slogans. We learned that slogans have a pretty big impact on the ad and the product that the company is trying to sell. We divided into teams and had to discuss about the slogan and give detail. Our group had “Eat Fresh” by “Subway”. The first thing that I’ve noticed was that the slogan was below the logo. In advertisements, companies are trying to tell/sell something to the customers. When it says “Eat Fresh”, people will think that this company persuades us to eat healthier and because “Subway” is a food selling company, people will know that the food they sell is always fresh and healthy for the customer to eat. The next thing that I’ve noticed is that the slogan (“Eat Fresh”) is in the color green. It makes me think of vegetables, healthiness, and environmentally good. A few weeks ago, I’ve learned that color does a big work on the advertisement and what the ad is trying to tell us. For example, the color red makes me think of love, heart, passion, and more.
Recently in LA, we finished Lit Circles Session 2! This time, my book was ‘The WOnderful Wizard of Oz.’ I liked the book because it was a fantasy book and the characters that came out helped each other when they were having a hard time.
Recently in Social Studies, we learned about Ancient Egypt and its traditions, land, and its social pyramid. In the social pyramid, I learned that priests are in charge of mummifying and traditional ceremonies. And WE! got the opportunity to experience to be like them and be a priest for a class time. Because the priests mummify bodies, we mummified apples and tomatoes. We put them in a plastic bag in a mixture of baking soda and salt. After about a week, we opened the plastic bag and I saw this:
It was pretty cool to see the differences. The color changed, the shaped changed, and of course- the smell changed too. I think this experiment was pretty cool to try out. My favorite thing I liked in Semester 1 was this project, because we actually tried out what the ancient Egyptians did millions of years ago.
Today in ELA, we’ve just finished out second session of Lit Circles out of four. This week, out Lit Circle discussion was very fun, because everyone contributed and asked each other questions and asked what they thought. They also had good eye contact which showed each other that they are respecting you and listening to you. As a result of our discussion, I really look forward to our next Lit Circle meeting and hoping to be as fun as this week’s Lit Circle. For next Lit Circles, I will not forget to do my quotes, and for our team to contribute each other and respect each other as much or more as this week’s Lit Circles!👍
This is a video of me explaining the water, topography, and vegetation of Ancient Canaan. In Social Studies, we learned about ancient canaan, ancient, egypt, and ancient kush. We got a chance to choose one of the areas, and make a screencast about the area’s water, vegetation, and topography by using minecraft. It was my first time using minecraft, so it was a little challenging. I think it was really fun doing a project by using a game. I highly recommend it to rising 6th graders!