Long Walk To Water


Today we went on a field trip to the crescent lake to get water and find out about it.

There were four stations. one of them we tossed a bucket into the pond and collected water.

Another station we went to is a head carry station where we carried a water gallon on our heads.

Another station is like that except that we carried TWO buckets on a bamboo pole.

The last one we did an experiment to clean the river water.

The most difficult part was pulling the water from the river in the bucket up. It was difficult because you had to use strength cause the river was low. I dealt with it by pulling it up as much as I can.

Next Year i think they should add a station where you can relax because I was a bit tired during all of it so I think there should be a snack station.

I hope you enjoyed my fifth-grade blog so far. if you don’t. tell me how I can improve (optional)

Buu Long 2017 Field Trip

Today we went to Buu Long and we did abseiling, which is going down a mountain sideways…It was pretty cool but scary, and we also did zip lining: and rock climbing …

I think the most fun activity was zip-lining, because when we were going, some people screamed, “Goodbye cruel world!” or  “PEACE OUT!!” and some even dabbed.

I thought the scariest was abseiling. It was the scariest because you have to walk down a 90-degree angle, and it’s super scary but you won’t get hurt.We had to do training first, and this is me in training. I overcame my fear by thinking that I was just climbing down a hill. 

I learned by this that I was a bit brave and adventurous.

I think this helps me pursuit excellence because I am going out there and learning new things and a new life that others experience.

20 hour project

The 20-hour project is a project where you practice something for 20 hours.  I chose piano. I play it already but I want to master a song. My song is “The Four Seasons”.To achieve it in a month then you have to work on it one hour every day.

It is going well. I’ve memorized the song but I haven’t mastered it yet. I’m practising my left hand alone. So far I have made my first video. I think I will start mastering the song and do it on my piano. 

My plan for next week is to memorize my right and left hand. Maybe master them.

Zip line…poor pong

 IM BACK… I was wrong…this isn’t the last time on my blog yyayyyyy

anyways… i did an experiment on zip lining to get a ping-pong ball across the classroom. This is my reflection.

Challenge #1

Backward-LookingWhat problems did you encounter while you were working on this challenge? How did you solve them?

We had to try and make our zip line basket slippy enough to go across the class. 

Inward-LookingWhat was satisfying to you or frustrating to you during the challenge?

The satisfying part was testing it on our little zip line. It slid so smoothly. But on the big one, it stopped and started and stopped and started. It was so unsatisfying

Outward-LookingIn what ways did your product meet or not meet the goals of the challenge?

It slid halfway across the classroom so I am quite proud. That was quite a challenge to get it created.

Forward-LookingWhat would you change if you have a chance to do this challenge over again?

I would change the string. The dental floss we used was too … rubbery. so it stopped most of the zip lines our class did. and the string needed to be more angular.

Feelings: What were some of the different feelings you experienced during the challenge?

I felt really stressed and frustrated.

 

i hope you enjoyed. I went halfway across the class and only one made it fully across the classroom. the rest didn’t move.

Ship Building

as you may know, I am on my explorers unit so we had different groups and I chose Marco polo ( Marco popo 😉 and this is the picture of my ship and my group.

I am with my group = Sue, Amber, Tayla, And ME!!!I HOPE U ENJOYED!!!

 

 

 

 

 

jk, I learned that people in those days, if you find a picture of a ship in those days then it is probably fake.and Marco popo is parentless!!! okay now i hope u enjoyed

 

 

 

1 day later…

 

 

hi im back and the ship is pretty much finished so here it is.

it is pretty bad compared to the others but im still proud of it.i learned that it is pretty hard to do but i think i did okay (not okay). anyways i hope you enjoyed this.