When the whole 5th grade went to Cat Tien national park for 3 days , I was really excited and nervous . When we got there it was really cool that we got to get on the boat as soon as we were there it was fun! After the ride we talked about roommates, my roommate turned out to be Meherika! I was really happy to be her roommate because, we are best friends.We got to go in our cabins and we dropped off our suitcases and we got on the boat and went to the primate center, there we got to be more in the nature the thing that I liked was when we got to see the gibbons, and it was really cool that we got to see them swinging around and having fun in the semi free, and we got to learn a lot of information about them . We also got to buy some things that was related to pygmy loris and gibbons. I was sad that we didn’t get to see to loris’s . Maybe they only can wake up at night and sleep at daytime so the crew probably didn’t want us to stress them out.
Getting ready to go one the bus to Cat Tien! ( Me and my friend Kim Anh)
The best things that is part of going to Cat Tien is that we got to explore the nature and learn about endangered animals , and learn how to adapt the environment. Also, something that made me happy while I was at Cat Tien was the bonfire and the animals.
When the bed sheets in our cabin had mosquitos or bugs before we went outside we just used bug spray everywhere. I was really proud of myself for being responsible waking myself up for the morning hike and any other morning . I was also really proud that my parents weren’t by my side to help me like before, but I still got really home sick . I saw sustainable practices like the bear center and the primate center crew who help rescue endangered animals. I think governments have national parks to protect forests and animals.
The moon bears trying to find the food we gave them
The yellow cheeked gibbon female
While we were at Cat Tien, I learned a lot of things. I learned how to be more responsible, taking care of ourselves, how endangered animals feel, and learn information about some amazing species. I would tell people that does not care about the nature, I would tell them if you were a tree or an endangered animal if someone destroyed your home or your family how would you feel? Think about treating others the way you want to be treated, no matter if they are animals or humans, or nature.
At Cat Tien waiting for the boat
I think I did way better then before in 4th grade. My contrast is better and everything in C.A.R.P I improved a lot. Maybe next time I can work more harder in more on contrast because, I have a lot of color in my report. I really like my topic because, it’s about the Eiffel Tower and I think it’s really cool to learn a lot about it, my researching.
The link to my report
The Rubric Photo:
These few days in math, Meherika and I worked on a video about geometric shapes. In the video we have different types if triangles and different types of quadrilaterals.
My Goal for reading:
My goal is to read more non-fiction and fantasy books and read 30 min. a day.
My action plan is to read at least 1 non- fiction and 1 fantasy books and read 30 min. each night
Wednesday: I read 30 min. and found a fantasy book.
Thursday: I started to read my fantasy book and read a few pages.
Friday: Read a few pages.
The Weekends: Read a few chapters.
Monday: Read 30 min.
Tuesday: Read 30 min. And read a few chapters maybe found a non-fiction book that I am interested in.
Wednesday: Read 30 min. and may starting to read the non- fiction book.
Thursday: Read 30 min. but I don’t think that I can read a non-fiction because my fantasy book is really long it’s Harry Potter. I will read non-fiction next week.
Friday: Read 30 min.
Monday: Read 30 min. Almost finished the fantasy book.
Tuesday: Read 30 min.
Wednesday: Read 30 min. Finished my book.
I think I did pretty good, I read 30 min. every night, and I finished a fantasy book. But I didn’t get to read a non- fiction book. When I do my homework I just start to read. I look at my watch to see when 30 min. is up this goal really helped me to read more and go in the library and find more books that I can try reading.
My partner Meherika and I was working on this science project. We agreed to make Oobleck. Oobleck is made out of water and cornstarch but we want to see if we can make Oobleck with salt water. We did! And it worked.
I learned that salt did not really make a huge reaction to the cornstarch, but sometimes I thought it won’t make Oobleck but maybe it was also because we did not add enough salt in the water.
Something interesting was that it still made Oobleck no matter what even when we put salt.
To make the experiment more interesting is maybe we can add salt and baking soda and baking powder in the cup of water. And find out if it still makes Oobleck.
Another week reflection! This week was awesome! We continued on our injury project and I think I follow my schedule pretty well because I check it everyday when it’s time for injuries. I am going to start writing my piece and putting all the information in. And I will make a nice book about the Eiffel Tower.
Also it was basket ball SISAC! A team got in 2nd place, B team got in 4th place and dragons reunited is in 5th place. I was really proud of everyone and I would want to join basketball team again it will be our last match, our last practice and also today we will have our basketball wrap up party for girls and next week it’s the boys SISAC and I hope they get in the finals.
Now time to talk about science. We used the Tang orange powder and did a lot of experiments with it. And at the end we can drink the orange solution. And everyday I learn something new in science.
ANOTHER WEEK REFLECTION. We worked more on our injuries. I am starting to plan my writing but I have trouble writing it. I have a lot of information and I really do like my topic my topic is the Eiffel tower the reason I chose this topic is because I was always my dream place to visit and I hope someday I can go and see the Eiffel tower.
Yesterday we had the 4th and 5th grade concert I was really fun and I really enjoyed it. I was a MC when it was my turn to talk I was really nervous. It went on and it turn out not to be bad. And today is MR. EDWARD’S BIRTHDAY!!!!
Do you want to know what I learned this week? Well, let me tell you this week was pretty fun and I enjoyed it. We did a lot of injuries and some other things. We planned a schedule for our injuries so we can know when we write our piece and when we share and edit, revise, and all other things.
In science, we learned more about saturated solution. It was so fun, now we are starting unit 3 in our science. And also……. ASA is going to start! And I am really exited and looking forward to see how ASA is going to be like This week was one of my favs.
These last two weeks, I had to research about my topic that I chose. It’s about the Eiffel Tower in Paris. The reason I want to learn and search about Eiffel Tower is because it’s one of my dreams to go there and I think that it would be interesting to learn about it.
Also, In our mini super unit. We are learning about Mixtures and Solution and I learned about a lot of things. And I really enjoy this unit, my group and I can communicate really well. I like how we get to use scales, and others things that we don’t get to use that often. These last to weeks was amazing, and I hope this doesn’t end.
We had our last amazing race activity, I showed teamwork by helping my team on some stuff and communicated with each other. In our group everyone showed teamwork and nobody was left alone.
I also showed enduring understanding by having self reliance, staying safe, making thoughtful choices and having responsible actions. The main thing that we are doing this race is having enduring understanding and I think everyone in the race has enduring understanding witch was good.
The first super unit, our first super unit was about peer pressure🍸, first aid💪🏻, and about nutrition🍱.
The amazing race has really helped me because, when we were first talking about the amazing race and enduring understanding, I was a bit confused. Even though Mr. Edwards was talking about it I was like what does this mean? Then we had our big amazing race around D.1 I knew what enduring understanding truly and really was, it help me a lot and after the race I could do most of the things that I can’t really did before. Now I think I have more enduring understanding in me and Amazing race was AMAZING!!!!!!!