This unit we were really focusing on figurative language. We were focusing on hyperbole, personification, idiom, simile, metaphor, onomatopoeia and alliteration. I like to say onomatopoeia a lot because it sounds weird. I think alliteration is the hardest figurative language because I’d have to think of the same letter to start each word. My favorite kind of figurative language is idiom because I have to figure out what it means.
This week was fun. We had a crazy week. We had our new unit launch, and it was also crazy because Andrew built a super tall tower with base 10 blocks. It was taller than anyone in the class! (Including teachers) We also got our first nature walk. We also saw a dead owl. It was a barn owl. It was dead because it thought the window was an open space so it bumped its head in the window. Poor thing.
My first weeks of 2017 were very very important. My winter holiday was fun too! My friends Ryan and Jia Chi came over to my house almost every day! At school, my teacher spent a million afternoons leaving to the hospital. We also had a new student, his name is Ben. I am looking forward to having a party with my family for lunar new year.
Today we celebrated my best friend’s birthday. Her name is Jia Chi. We also ended our super unit. We made a busy board or a Rube Goldberg. I made a busy board and it includes some simple machines because our super unit was forces, motions, simple machines. Some Rube Goldbergs didn’t work. HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!!!!
This week on Wednesday we had a Math Morning. Some of our parents came to our classroom. First, we showed them what a number talk is. We showed them how to decompose a rectangle. Then we played math games! There are 5 different games to choose from. We played 3 games. I played with Ryan and his mom. It was very fun.
Tuesday Vibes: Tuesday Vibes is a Tuesday when the Choir sing songs in front of the high school. I was a member in the Choir. I was a bit shy to sing in front of a crowd.
Terry Fox Run: Terry Fox was a man that had cancer and he had a fake leg. He didn’t give up running. This Sunday we will have a big race to remember him.
Passion Project: We got to pick a thing we were interested in and we will research about it. And then we will present it to the whole class.
The last 2 weeks have been very exciting. We did many activities and had some special events. Here are 3 of my favorite events.
Ice skating: We went ice skating in Vincom. We did it because of our new unit (forces, motions, simple machines). We learned that if we don’t have blades on our shoes we can’t skate.
Winter concert: We did it because we had to show our mums and dads what we learned in music class. We performed on stage in front of hundreds of people. I was a little shy being the MC.
Tug of war: We did this because we were testing teams and seeing who’s team is using more force. We pulled the rope back. Our hands were burning. AHHHHHH!!!!!
Today’s Artifact: Classroom photo
This week my class went through many changes! We got some sofas, we moved some desks, and we brought in some cushions! We got a yoga mat, and we had some tables with different heights We get to sit wherever we want so we can be comfortable so we can DO OUR BEST WORK!!!!!
I think our new seatings are great because I feel comfortable and relaxed. I think it might be better if we had some bean bags to sit on. I also think it would best if we could have a few more desks.
I wonder if anyone will still donate things to our classroom. I wonder if anything will change or it will stay like this. I also wonder If we could get more cushions.
Artifact: Reflection video
On Tuesday, October 4th, we had our DragonTopia celebration to our Perspective Unit. This video is my reflection about DragonTopia.