-Topic-

System for reusing smoothie cups

-Why Interested-

Because a lot of people just throw out their cups when they finish their smoothies and also I want FFW to get some extra money to buy some better plastic.

-Research, next step-

We so far surveyed 5 grade and also found out that the plastic FFW is using is plastic 5. Safe to drink. Our next step is to observe and see how much, how often people recycle/reuse the plastic cups and how we are going to convince FFW.

-How we are using MISO-

We are using MISO to survey and work on our proposal and infographics.

Media - not done yet

Interview - not done yet

Survey- done

Observe - not quite yet.

 

Today, in our class, we talked about how to write a persuasive article. Here are some of the types of article.

  • Expository
  • Procedural
  • Persuasive

These 3 articles must need/do these things in order to be one of the above.

Expository:

  • Informational
  • Reasonable
  • Organization

Procedural:

  • Plan
  • How-to
  • Step by step
  • in order
  • Instructional

Persuasive:

  • Emotions
  • Convince
  • Pro/con
  • opinions

Example of persuasive:

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Example of Procedural:

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Example of Expository:

 

At Cat tien there was a moon bear center where they rehabilitate moon bears. We hid peanut butter, watermelon, pear and apples for the moon bears to find and eat. When the moon bears were finding the food, I saw most of them using their paw as a hand to scoop up the food.

I liked the night safari the most because It was windy, and the stars were beautiful. I didn't expect the night sensory hike to be so interesting. My favorite moment was when we got on the bus to go home.

Cat tien has a lot of animals and plants that can reproduce. We learned how animals and plants stay sustainable.

Yesterday we did something called Close Reading. We had to have three questions. Then we would read a text book one time to find the answer. Then we read again to finds the answer to our second question. Then we would read the third time to answer our third question. We were looking for questions and answers to the ecosystem. At the end, I answered all my questions, wrote down the definition of population and community, and finish my sheet.

Did you actually read the text 3 times?

Yes.

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 again.

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

A main idea is like the most important idea. The main idea control your whole paragraph. For example, if your book is about dogs, then your main idea is dogs.

How can Close Reading help you…think about heading to middle school and high school…

Maybe it can help me like this: I have read the book 1 time. The second time I read it, I notice something new. And the third time I read, I would notice another thing that is new.

Our class started a new unit called Green Dragons. It involves sustainability and nature. We have to do a project where we research the environment and then make a proposal to the school principle. We go into groups and research what we are doing for the project. I am wondering why we are doing this for the school and how the principle will be able to do the things we come up. I'm thinking about how we are going to propose to the principle.

Dan and I have been working on a bottles holder for the chair that hangs. This holder will hang off your chair and hold bottles. We decided on this because a lot of people people put their bottles on the floor when they use computer so that they don't spill. Well, on the floor the bottle can spill more easily. To prevent that, we decided on a bottle holder.

In our class, our teacher taught us how to multiply decimals (I already know how to do that. Now I'm learning 14:53=87:34, and stuff like that in my lessons...). Here is my understanding about multiplying decimals: When you multiply a decimal, the answer depends on how many numbers there are past the decimal point in the question. For eg. 2 x 0.2 = 0.4, because there is only one number past the decimal point in the question. 0.05 x 0.2= 0.010, because there are three numbers past the decimal point. Also, you can show your work by using blocks. Like this:

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Its 2 x 0.2. there are two 0.2s because you basically get four 0.1 blocks and group them to get two groups of 0.2s.

Be specific with your answers.

What have you done in this inquiry journey?

I have researched on KidsInfoBits and saved them on Google Drive. Me and Mr. Hale study every Wednesday at my house and we are working on 3 or more pages for a book. I have researched deep ocean life, such as zombie worms and ghost octopuses. We are adding notes on a Google Docs and planning to turn the info into a whole book using iBooks Author.

What have been a challenge so far?

I can't find any deep sea info for kids on KidsInfoBits very easily. Mostly, there are poems about the deep ocean. Also, I am trying to get info about the Mariana Trench but there is very little info on KidsInfoBits.

What are you excited about?

I am excited to show our teacher my book, I made that is going to be at least about 4 chapters long with full text on one page, and a diagram or picture on the other. Also, I'm excited to research on google because google has a lot more info than KidsInfoBits.

What do you wonder?

I wonder how deep sea creatures survive and what creatures are in the deep ocean, where there is no day and night. I wonder how many species of creatures are in the deep sea.

(P.S, The trailer for the book is coming out soon)