CAT TIEN REFLECTION!🤔

Hello People of the Internet!

Today I’m going to do a review slash reflection of my class field trip to Cat Tien National Park. The park is located in Dong Nai Province, Vietnam.

What was the best thing about going to Cat Tien?                                          In my opinion, the best thing during the trip to Cat Tien was the bonfire because we got to eat marshmallows. The second best thing for me was making food for the sun and moon bears at the moon bear center, the food consisted of dog food and chopped bananas.

 

The picture on the left show’s me holding the food that I prepared for the bears.

 

 

 

 

What was something that made you happy while you were in Cat Tien?    While I was in Cat Tien, the thing that made me happy was being close to nature and the refreshing atmosphere around me, it was like being on another planet where human impact hasn’t significantly effected it.

How did you overcome a problem that you had in Cat Tien?                     The problem for me and a few other friends in Cat Tien was the mosquito, I’m not just talking about small mosquitoes in the city but ones that are about 3-4 times bigger than it, but that problem was quickly resolved by spraying mosquito repellent on ourselves.

What things are you proud of during the trip to Cat Tien?                        The thing that I’m proud of myself during the field trip was that everybody turned up back at school in one piece. The second thing I’m proud of is managing my mood in various circumstances.

What sustainable practices did you see at Cat Tien?                                   One of the eco-friendly practices we did in Cat Tien was that we used an eco-friendly microwave called a bon-fire. Another sustainable practice we did was not littering, why is this good? It is good because if we did litter, the park would look ugly and the process of cleaning the park would be expensive, time-consuming and tiring for the workers. Furthermore, if we did litter, our waste could be sitting there forever and next year’s field trip wouldn’t experience the cleanliness we did.

Why do you think the government protects places like Cat Tien and makes National Parks?                                                                             According to my research, the government forms national parks like Cat Tien because they want to preserve, defend and protect the local habitat and its inhabitants (plants, animals and to rehabilitate captive animals back to into the wild). In my opinion, I think it is good for the government to do so because preserving and protecting Vietnam’s animals and resources is important for the future of this beautiful nation.

What can we learn from going to Cat Tien?                                                 How to be responsible and self reliant. Furthermore, we also learnt how to take care of the environment. We also learnt how the ecosystem there functions through our micro-ecosystems period. 

                                        

During the micro eco-systems period, I was in a group with Anna, Halia, Vy and of course me. The picture shown on the left shows me observing what we think is a piece of a termite nest using a microscope while Vy jots down every data from the observation.                             

 

 Some people just don’t care about protecting and sustaining our environment. What would you say to these people to change their minds?  “Excuse me? Please put the piece of garbage into the trash bin. Help save the world!”

 

DA BLOGGE REFLECTION!👽

I think that my information report is average but it also needs some improvements like background selection and the layout. But the best thing I think about the report is the effort I put into it and the language in it. Next time I would pick better images and backgrounds.

Click the link below to view the Info. Rep. :

https://sites.google.com/s/0B–qJ4gfiVP3VGNmYVZwQUtJYnM/edit

My Reading

G’day World, today I’m going to update you with my reading.

Goal:

My goal is to diversify my reading genres from adventure stories to more historical fictions. Furthermore, I will at least try to read 20 minutes or more but no less than 20 minutes.

Action Plan:

  • Find more books based on historical fiction to read instead of Adventure stories.
  • Time myself at night to have a guaranteed chance of reading more than 20 minutes and no less.

Progress:

Day 1:  I found a good historical fiction book about WW1 called  TREATIES, TRENCHES, MUD, AND BLOOD (NATHAN HALE’S HAZARDOUS TALES #4). The book is set around the time after WW1 when a few characters meet up to explain WW1. The book is relatively thick with about 500 pages or more.I read the first 45 pages for about 21 minutes.

Day 2: I read 45 more pages of the same book during timespan of 21 Minutes. So far, I enjoy reading this book full of illustrations.

Day 3: I read 46 pages of the same book at a timespan of 20 minutes. I finished my 1st Book! Woohoo!

Day 4: I found a new book called Heroes, it is a book owned by Usborne. The book is compilation on a few heroic stories that have actually happened in the pass. I have started reading this book and I read about 46 pages in like 23 minutes.

Day 5: I read 45 pages in 21 minutes.

Day 6: I read 46 pages in 22 minutes.

Day 7: I read 45 pages in 21 minutes. I finished my second book.

Day 8: I started reading to read a new book called No Plan Survives Contact, the story is set sometime in the past and is about a soldier getting stuck behind enemy lines. That soldier has to try to establish contact his fellow troops then hope that he gets rescued by his side while trying to hide from enemy troops. I read 51 pages in 26 minutes.

Day 9: I read 39 pages in 20 minutes.

Day 10: I read 40 pages in 20 minutes.

Day 11: I read 42 pages in 21 minutes.

Day 12: I read 46 pages in 23 minutes. Plus, I finished this book.

Day 13: I’m reading a book called The Last America and I have read 56 pages in 28 minutes.

Day 14: This will be my last update for my reading. I read about 45 pages in 29 minutes. Plus, I finished this book too! Hooray!🎉

Summary:🤔

I think I achieved my goal on reading📚 Historical Fiction and reading for more than 20 minutes because I read about 4 or 5 historical fictions book in the span of 2 weeks. For me my next goal should be reading more Adventure Story books at timespan of more than 23 minutes. Thank you for tuning in!

Kelvin Dang, Over and out!📻

 

 

#ScienceReflection 14/12/16

G’day World!

For my science report, I’m going to tell you about my Science Project I recently did with Quoc. Our project was about liquid and gases. First, we had to plan out the project and the safety procedure. Secondly, draft out the supplies and we need. Thirdly, get the teacher to approve. After that, make a Google Doc consisting of nearly everything you need to know about the project like the hypothesis A.K.A the prediction (duh!), list of materials, results…….(plus  a vid!). For more information about the project, please access and view the presentation.

During Science, we have been learning about Mixtures and Solutions. During that unit, we have been experimenting a lot for the last month or two. Some of our experiments were fun like the one we experimented with Tang Orange Powder. We were trying to see if we put more or less water, which one would be more concentrated? But at the end of the experiment, we each had two cups of Orange Juice made with the Tang Powder. My favourite part of Science was the experiment I had with Quoc using Coca Cola, Red Bull, Milk and Baking Soda because at the end of the experiment, we got to drink what was left of the fizzy drinks we used for the experiment. The longest and most boring part of the Science Unit is the process of editing the footage of our experiment on imovie and we also added some background music plus editing the volume of the movie. Editing the volume of the video took a very very long time to do. Somehow, I and Quoc managed to adjust the volume to a right level after trying effortless to succeed in doing it.

 

That’s it for this Science Reflection, thanks for tuning in                              Kelvin’s Blog. Bye Guys! Over and out!

#MusicConcertReflection

G’day World! My name is Kelvin and I’m in 5th Grade. I’m writing📝 short blog to tell you what I have been learning this week. The day📅 Im writing this blog is December 2nd 2016.

Last night🌃, we had the 4th and 5th Grade Fall🍂 Concert, where we had to sing songs🎤 and play the recorder.During the concert, I felt really nervous because all the 4th and 5th Grade parents are there to watch us perform and if we screw up, we are done.

 

 

#Weekly Blog

G’day World!

My name is Kelvin and let’s dive into the reflection!

This week in class was great because we got to experiment with a few different solutions this week like observing salt crystals with a microscope and also trying to figure out what solution is what liquid during Science.

During Drama Class with Mr.Alan, we performed some scripts and played some  games like Captain on Deck, Zip Zap Zop and other games.

In PE, we were finishing of our Basketball unit and during that session, we learned and practice skills to shoot and aim balls into the hoops.

During Music Class, we are just getting ready for our concert so we are working so hard that our head is about to explode when learning to play our flutes and so on.

 

#MonthlyReflectionNovember

This week in class during our SuperUnit Topic called Mixtures and Solutions, I and my friends did some Experiments like pouring teaspoons of salt and shaking it till it would saturate the water. Saturate means soaking to the substance with another substance till the utmost point that no-more substances can dissolve into that substance. During another part of SuperUnit, our teachers handed us a mixture containing Kosher Salt (not edible), a powdery substance which I don’t know what to call and Gravel. Our task were to separate all the substances with a limited amount of equipments like a screen filter, paper filter, a paper filter holder and a syringe. But somehow my team and other teams found out a solution to separate the substances like to separate the gravel we used the scree filter .For the powdery thingy, we poured water in and poured it into the paper filter to filter out it. Finally the salt water was left to evaporate which left behind salt crystal.

For Literacy, our topic was Enquiry so we had to pick a topic and research it, I picked UN Peacekeeping for my topic during our enquiry unit. For Math, we worked with decimals and order of operations plus we also had our Math Tests. In PE, I and my class learned to play some Baseball, Basketball and other sports. During Drama, we performed our scripts to the First Graders.

#TheAmazingRace2K16

Hi, I’m Kelvin in 5th Grade with Mr.Edwards this year and today we will be having a monthly reflection.

 

Preparation:

At first we had to know what our teams are, my team was Dark Blue (Whoo!Hoo! My favourite colour!). There were 5 members in the team, they were:

Fahim, Eliza, Grace, Isabel and me! (plus our parent chaperone!)

During the prep, my team and all the other teams had to create a flag of their own and we had to design and create a flag our own. It took us an hour or so to finish the design and the actual flag to represent us with. We were really proud to see our flag hanging on a stick (it was actually a section of a water pipe! To be honest with u!) After that, our team had think of some tactics and skills to help us push to the finish line efficiently, swiftly, fairly, safely and without cheating, we also had a backup plan. We also came up with a motto for our team about we are suppose to do with what we are suppose to do in he race:

Read it Quickly, Do it Quickly, Finish it Quickly.

 

The Race has Begun

“The morning of October 11 was a great one!” Because the race is about to begin! Hooray! All of the team lined up at the starting line and of we ran as crazy as we can to the the other side of the field for our next clue. This leg of the race is about running to the other side of the field. We got our puzzle and did it. After scrambling to finish the puzzle, we ran to the big top to get our clue and ran as quickly as we can back to the high school building to line up to get on the vans to D.1 .At first we did bad and ended up in the 4th out of the 6 vans, to add to the frustration of being in one of the losing teams, there was traffic and the driver drove over our location. As we got off the bus, we ran to Miss. Kim to get our mission assignment, our assignment was:

  • Find and buy a healthy drink. You can buy one or two for your team to use.

I and my team ran down the alley way to find a healthy drink then finally at the end of the alley way, we found a healthy drink! Woohoo! and it was a WATER BOTTLE! THE MIGHTY WATER BOTTLE! After that, my team ran back to Miss Kim to receive our next clue. I’m not going to write down all the challenges so yea. But here was where all the challenges too place. P.S. All the location of the challenges down below are put in order from where we started till the finish line.

Bui Vien Street, Takeshimaya Saigon Center, Book Street, Family Medical Practice, The Park outside of Diamond Plaza and The Independence Palace, Tao Dan Sculpture Park and Tao Dan Park as the finish line.

Well at least, my team came second tied with the Light Blue Team because we went crazy trying to find the finish line at the park but we came second out of 2-8 Other Teams behind us. We were proud of ourselves, at least we didn’t come last.

 

 

My You Choose Story!

For the last few weeks, my class and I were doing our You Choose stories  on a software named Twine. Twine is a tool created by Chris Klimas for making interactive fiction in the form of web page. After 2 to 3 weeks of hard work, I finally finished a masterpiece of you choose story (not really a masterpiece!).

My story is called The Freedom Resistance. Here is a brief summary on my You Choose Story:

The year is 2032, you are a soldier in the SSIS Anti-Resistance, but you were sent to America just before the war broke out. The situation in Vietnam is driving out of control because rebel forces, organised by worldwide terrorists groups like ISIS , Al-Quaeda and other groups.But the rebel are closing in to capture Ho Chi Minh City. You know that Ho Chi Minh City is a key place for the government because HCMC is the hub of Finance and Cultural Purposes for the Vietnamese Government so if HCMC falls, the entire government will have a risk of falling to the rebels. So are you up for the mission to save Vietnam?

I will improve the story by making it more exciting and descriptive. One thing I like the story is about what it is based on, the story is based on a future rebellion.

Link to my story:

http://philome.la/SSISTwine/freedom-resistance—by-kelvin/play

Copy and paste this link on the link tab then press ENTER.