Hello, world! A few days ago was the basketball SSISAC!
If you guys have no idea what SSISAC is, let me explain: SSISAC is basically a tournament for all the schools in Ho Chi Minh City that have team sports. We basically battle each other in the sports team we are in to get a trophy ?.
So, we went to BVIS (British Vietnamese International School) to play against other schools. I was supposed to be in the A Team tournament but they only allow 10 people per team for SSISAC so I was on the Dragons United team, which is basically a mixture of a few A Teamers and B Teamers.
The schools we played against were BVIS (British Vietnamese International School), BIS (British International School) and EIS (European International School).
During the WHOLE ENTIRE tournament, we only scored twice…
But on the bright side, I got to meet an old person that was in my school! Her name was Lisa and we played against her along with her EIS teammates.
Hello, world! Today, I have a reflection of our week at school! Lets get right into it!
In math, we are working on multiplying and dividing decimals which gets harder the more we learn ?!
So far in science, we haven’t done our daily experiments like before, BUT we did do a reflection on the vocabulary words to see if we remember what they mean.
We have also been working on our paraphrasing skillz?! We have worked on paraphrasing news articles that are about present day events like the presidential election, new emojis in 2017 or the HUGE earthquake in New Zealand.
We have also been making a “paraphrasing calendar thingy” which is for organising what we do for paraphrasing our topic each day.
Hello, world! Today, this post will be a learning reflection!
In science, so far, we have learned about Mixtures and Solutions and how you can separate them. The most challenging thing that I did during this unit was trying to find a way to separate the powder+salt mixture.
In writing, so far, we have written our “Choose Your Own Adventure” book and learned more about sentence starters and hooks to make our stories less boring and more exiting. The most challenging thing about writing the “Choose Your Own Adventure” book was trying to add good sentence starters and not adding the same sentence starters for every sentence.
In math, so far, we have learned about adding and subtracting decimals, multiplying and dividing large numbers. The hardest thing that we did in math was dividing large numbers because I wasn’t really good at the more accurate method so I had to do another method and that wasn’t as accurate as The Traditional Method.
My team was the green team and my teammates were Amelina, Hyunseong, Anh Quan and Daniel. My favourite station was the 30 minute break because we bought some ice cream and Kelvin’s mum got out a GIANT BAG OF DORITOS!!! After Kelvin found out, he was pretty mad at us for eating his Doritos!
After all the stations, we were on a race to the finish line against 2 other teams, The Dark Blues, and The Light Blues. On the way, we saw a group of teens dancing to a song called Wannabe by The Spice Girls! It was the funniest part of the entire race!
We kept on running, and running, and running, until…
WE GOT 1ST PLACE!!!
It was so close!
The saddest thing about winning was that we got nothing, apart from bragging rights!
Hello, world! This will be a quick reflection about all the fun that I have had this week!
On Monday, the beginning of the week, we continued to write our “Choose Your Own Adventure” stories on an app called Twine. This app if for writing non – lineal stories! After our classes, we had a basketball match against a school called ISSP (International School Saigon Pearl). And guess what? WE WON!!! I do not quite remember our score though…
On Wednesday we had another match! This time it was against AIS (Australian Internation School). And once again, WE WON!!! The score was 10 – 9.
On Thursday, we just continued writing our stories like we always do.
On Friday (today), guess what HAPPENED!!! Nothing. 😐
Hello, world! Yesterday, we went on an INCREDIBLE field trip to a place in Vietnam called Bủư Long. We took a 2 hour bus ride there. We got there and no trash was to be seen, which is pretty CRAZY since it was in Vietnam! The activities were:
I did all 3 of these activities and they were all really fun! My favourite activity was the zip lining because you didn’t need to do much work except for the climbing to get to the zip line.
I didn’t get to do the rock climbing and zip lining first because we had to wait for 1 person who was scared on the abseiling. We had to move on to eating DELICIOUS food! We had:
The food was all gone after about 10 minutes!
After the food, we played some small games. There was a maze and this game where you have to be blindfolded and try to build a perfect small structure with lego things.
There was also a game where we tried to beat the record of 9 minutes for this game where you have to remember your number and go in order to this area where you have to step on your number. Our time was 8 minutes!
The last game was kind of like musical chairs but with circles made of rope. There were small circles and big circles. You had to put both of your feet in completely otherwise you would be eliminated.
After the games, my group FINALLY got a chance to finish the rock climbing and zip lining.
First, I did rock climbing. You had to try your best to get to the red mark. I got more than half way which is good enough!
For the zip lining, we had to walk on this trail where there was mud and dirt EVERYWHERE!!! I completely ruined my new Vans that were $60!!! But the zip lining was worth it!
Hello, world! This week we learned about nutrition. We made a food plate and learned about what nutrition different foods has. The first lesson we had, our teacher compared wild fruits and veggies to farmed fruits and veggies.