Using good verbs in memoirs or even all of the stories, are a good way to write a fun and attractive story. Using descriptive verb in a story makes move the picture better with more imagination. Today when we wrote a piece of memoir, we added better and more specific verbs instead of normal stuffs like jump, went, said, ate... 

In my memoir I had some of the normal verbs switched to the better and stronger verbs. For example,

"'Walked' down the stairs" was switched to "stepped down the stairs"

"'Went' out of the hotel room" was switched to "'Slipped' out of the hotel room"

"I heard trains 'running' down the hall" was switched to "I heard trains 'clanging' against the wall"

"the bag was opened" was switched to "The bag was zipped wide open."

Like these sentence, using with no strong verbs makes the story's mood go down and makes it boring. When we use the strong verbs, it paints the story better in your head and makes your story interesting i guess.

For math, we are learning about volume. We just worked on showing how the area of a 2-D shape is different to a volume of a 3-D shape. A area is the space inside a 2-D shape, and a volume is how much of space does it takes up for a 3-D shape. Also the area is shown as cm2, or inch2, or ft2. But for the volume, it's showed as cm3, in3, ft3. We made different shapes of models showing the volume of 24 unit3. 

We made a chart that can show what is the bottom, height, layers, and volume of the model.  From that moment we also learned we can multiply the area of the bottom, times the height of the volume = volume. 

There was different kinds of rectangular prism to make with 24 cubes. (because the volume we need to make is 24 unit3) One of them was;

Bottom:24, Height:1, layers:1, volume: 24 unit3. 

Bottom:12, height:2, layers:2, and volume: 24 unit3. 

Bottom: 8, height:3, layers 3, and volume 24 unit3.

After this project, I now really know the difference between the area, and the volume. They both have different ways to solve them, different ways to show it, and different kinds of properties. 

My project for my proposal is making a green wall. I thought about good stuffs and bad stuffs about making green wall.

I was interested in green wall because it seemed unique, and I saw one green wall in on of the shopping malls in Bankok. Green wall seems new to our school and it would help the air be fresh. Also if we design the green wall beautifully, it would attract people because we are planning to make it on a place where everyone can see. (it's next to the road)

We researched how to make the green wall. We needed to know how we should make the green walls because we had to build it. And one of our next step includes asking experts who knows how to make a green wall. We also researched about different kinds of plants that we could plant in it and for the next step we are going to do a survey for people to choose plants, and places where to plant. There are more stuffs we researched about, for instant, how much does the plate for planting the plants cost. (We need some kind of plates to plant the plants in and then we're hanging the plate up on a wall.) We are going to measured the length of different places where we've marked for the amount of plates. Our main next step is to working on survey, observing, and interviewing some other people. We also think we should research a little bit more.

We are using MISO too.       {Media  Interview  Survey  Observation} We first used media to get some ideas of green walls and to learn more about how to build stuffs, and plants we use to plant on the wall, and what we need to have. Then after we get the idea of green wall, we start doing the survey, because we need to have some of the audience's ideas and opinions too. After we have all those, we start interviewing people for more detailed informations. We need to have clear and just right information for us to do this proposal. After that, for the last thing, we need to observe the school all around for more places to put green walls, or any good stuffs or bad stuffs going around. (this is only my plan) Right now, we have finished doing media, and we are working on the survey questions and organenizations.


By reading the title, it seems boring. But it's fun if we know exactly what kind of writing it is. In class, we drew a van diagram with those three circles: Expository, persuasive, and procedural. In the 'expository circle, we said it was informational like non fiction i guess. Reasonable and it has organized structures. In the persuasive circle, we said it has emotions, and that it convinces others. Also, there are pros and cons and opinion (bais). In the procedural circle, we said it has plans, and it's sort of like how to writing (ex: how to do _____). Also step by steps and it's in order. But we found out the common thing between expository, persuasive, and procedural is that they all have facts.

video of  persuasive writing

persuasive writing

video of expository writingw

expository writing

video of procedural writing

procedural writing


What we did in the moon bear center was hiding foods. We did that because we wanted the bears to find it them self by using their senses. That is one part of training the bears to make them go into the wild. There was some man made places to hide foods too. We put peanut butter on the tree trunks, and put fruits on different places for the bears to eat. After we hidden the food, we went outside to observe the bears and see how they find the food and how they eat them. As we observed them, we wrote down what we saw in the observation place, and it was amazing. They used their nose senses mostly to find foods and used their long mouth and hand to reach for the food. Moon bears were good at climbing and getting down. They slid down after they ate on top of a man made building. 

I liked in cat tien that the weather at dawn. It was cool and chilly on likely ho chi minh. And the other one is that there are lots of plants and other animals that we couldn't see in the city. It was unexpected in Cat Tien that there were lots of endangered animals and that there are lots of places where people want to save them. The morning hike was really cool too. The gibbons were singing loud and clear, and the birds were chirping as they used to do everyday.  The night safari was amazing. As the jeep drove through the jungle, leaves, vines, and branches were spreading and almost touched us. We found lots of deers, and some reindeers. We saw one little spiky porcupine, and a small Jack rabbit. The stars. At night, the stars were bright and clear as crystals. The night hike was totally weird at first. There was no light as we went into the forest. The road we were walking on was glowing in the darkness. And the stars were always up there. We listened to birds, crickets (maybe), and the fast lake, far far away with water splashing. 

  How does Cat Tien connect to our unit about sustainability?

It connects to our unit sustainability because there are lots of animals getting extinct and forest are getting cut down. By that, there are no more home for the animals. Also, people kill some kinds of animals for medicine for example moon bears. Because people kill animals and cut down trees for materials, there will be no more nature. That's why it connects to our unit about sustainability. We need to sustain the animals and plants. Keep them and make them last longer.

Close reading is when you read a book or a chapter thoroughly. To be more precise, reading the book more than one time having a different goal each time for reading. Then it would help you find more information than reading 1 time. You can find fact hiding somewhere in the text by close reading, understand the sentence easier by reading close reading, and you can organize the story clearly, summarize it better by reading close reading. 

For us, we read the book 3 times. The part where we read about was about [ecosystems]. First time reading, we wrote down our question that we didn't understand. Second time we read, we wrote down 3 important vocabularies. And for the last, we wrote down the main idea of the book and the details that supports the main idea. I really read the book three times and really made me understand better. The first time reading, I had lots of questions about some words and the informations it read in the book. But as I read the book 2 times and 3 times it went better an better. I really read 3 times.

There was three different goals to do each time we read the book. The first one was writing down at least 3 question or wonders. The second time we read the book was to focus on finding important vocabularies. The third time we read was was focusing on finding the main idea of the part where we were reading (only three pages) and the details that would help support the main idea.

And the question is: Did you read the text again before filling out the 3 sections, or did you look at #2 and #3 and just try to answer them without rereading the entire text?

I read the text first then I answered the questions. 

Q: What is a Main Idea?  Can you give an example in your explanation? 

The main idea of it was ecosystems. There are three details to talk about.

  1. Ecosystem is when living things and non living things interacts in one place

  2. There is a community in the Ecosystem. community is group of living things found in the ecosystem.
  3. To be more detail about Ecosystem and community, there is members. It means one kind of organism living in a ecosystem.

Grade 5 has a new unit starting now! It is called the green dragon. It is about Sustainability Practice. Practicing how do save and make sure something last or maintains long enough. For example making the environment, or polities, culture, or economics maintain and last longer.  So in this unit, it's basiclly about practicing how to maintain environment, or polities, culture, or economics and more . And after knowing that, we will start researching for stuffs. Then with those idea, we will make a persuasive writing for the head of the school for the school. For example it says, "we want to have recess time longer and for the reason of it,                                                           research 1                                                                                                                                     research 2                                                            e                                                                         research

I have 2 questions about this unit, and one of it is, Does the writing need to be able to contain all of these stuff? ( it makes the environment, polities, culture, economics last longer)

The other question is not a question. It is sort of a wonder. what kind of persuasive writing should I write?

For the persuasive writing, I have one idea for it. It is to make a project for our students, making a mini garden on the field. Planting trees, and flowers will make the earth cleaner and prettier. And for us, we will learn how to plant plants and feel how amazing it is to plant them and looking at them. It is good for earth and us. How good it is? 

For innovate SSIS, what we need to do is make a divice or a machine, or something that would help SSIS or make it frequent for the school and us. There was three choices to do. Little bits, Visual realities, or 3D printing. 

Little bits are like humming birds. (a product name) They are pieces that you can attach it to another little bits to make something move or do something. You can stick it easy because it has the power of magnet to get stuck together. 

cospace       Visual realities are when you design a world in your laptop, in the website called cospace. When you are done designing, we can export it to a phone if you have an app on it. After that, we have this card board that is made like a magnafine glass. You put the phone in there and you fill like your in that world when you try it on.

3D printing is you design the model you want to print out and then you can print it out in 3 dementional shape.

Well, what I wanted to do was little bits. But I could not. Little bits are really cool if you look at a master peice. My second choice was VR (visual Realities) and I did it. My partner was Quoc, and Namnam. We made this jungle.

The reason why we made this jungle was that we wanted people you was bored, or didn't had any chance to go on a vacation or something like that. We made a jungle with all the animals we had and all sort of trees we had.  But before we did this, we changed  the idea a lot of time.

First it was under the sea, for people who wanted to see the deep deep sea. 

Then it was outer space with ailens, for children who wants to be an astronaut. Or for people who wants to see the outer space but they can't.

And then we changed it back to the jungle. Still, or project is not finished but we think it's going well.

The sad part is i couldn't do little bits.



The Question is:

rectangle is a quadrilateral, because it has four sides. TRUE

Trapezoid's attributes are: 4 sides, 4 angles, one sets of parallel sides, and rectangle has all those attributes too.  So it is False.

A rhombus has 4 sides, 4 angles, all sides are the same, 2 sets of side are parallel. Rectangle has all these attributes exept for all side are the same. FALSE

A parallelogram has 2 sets of parallel sides, 2 different length of sides, 4 angles, 4 sides. rectangle has 2 sets of parallel sides so it is TRUE

a rectangle has 2 different length of sides, 2 sets of parallel sides, 4 angles, all right angles, 4 sides and rectangle has all these attributes so it is TRUE 

Today at class, our teacher read us a book called "THE LEMONADE WAR"  In the story, they were having a war between which would have the most money by earning them by doing a lemonade stand. Well Aven earned more than a hundred dollars and bought lots of lemonade with it to sell more for 40$. But Jessy ruined it by putting in bugs and worms into it and Aven lost his 40$. Aven found that Jessy did the mess so he wanted to revenge. He stole 208$ that Jessy earned with Megan which is her new friend in grade 4. He was going to give the money back but after the war. But when Jessy went to the beach with Megan, Aven played with his friends too. He had the money in his pocket. When Aven and hjs friends were swimming, Scott stole his 208$ by saying he needed to and took off. After swimming when they were changing there clothes, Aven found out that he stole it and we stopped reading the book right there.

If I was Aven, I would just simply do what I should do. This idea would be the best idea ever. Tell Scott's mom or dad. I don't care if Scotts mom tells about the money to my mom or dad because even tho I got punished, I played the game fair and I got the money back. And 208$ is a lot of money.

If I was Jess I would be really angry. I would tell my mom, and my dad. Then my dad will punish Aven, But if I think about this one more time, I would thank Evan because even tho he stole the money, he gave it back to her.