Drawing Reflection

For This unit, I decided to do shading from the 3 topics. So, I shaded an airplane. I decided to shade an airplane because I like riding them. I learned about the 8 stages of the darkness of the pencils.  I want to improve at blending the colors more with the blending stick because I don’t think I did a good job. My drawing skills changed by using a variety of pencils to shade the structure. I really enjoyed shading the airplane because I was very bad at shading in the past but I got better at it. But I think there is more to learn.

Buu Long Reflection

In Buu Long, I did abseiling, zip line and rock climbing. Abseiling is an activity where you go down a cliff perpendicularly. My favorite was the abseiling because it is hard and fun at the same time. It was also scary. Abseiling was the hardest activity because you go down a cliff perpendicularly and that needed a lot of techniques and was nerve wracking. I learned to overcome my fear and do what the guide says. I think you can pursue excellence by overcoming fears and trying everything.

20 Hour Project reflection

My 20 hour project is to increase my 3 pointer percentage.

Hour 1: Watch Youtube videos to increase my percentage and range.


Hour 2: Start practicing the shooting form.


Hour 3: Practice shooting three pointers


Hour 4: do a three point contest with Russell.


Hour 5: Practice shooting three pointers.

I think it is going good so far because I already recorded me practicing three pointers and wrote the percentage of my 3 pointers. I took a lot of practicing filming my shots because I used an action cam on a headrest to record it. I filmed about 15 times before succeeding. My plan for next week is to watch some Youtube videos about good long range shooting forms.

The Design Cycle

First I imagine how I could build a mansion in Minecraft. Then, I planed the structure of my mansion. Next, I built the base of my mansion and did some designs. Thirdly, I went in to an another world and created my modern mansion. Finally, I made some rooms and reflected on how I could make my mansion bigger, and more modern. Then, I made my mansion again in an another world with the tips I thought about when I reflected.


Hiroki’s reflection: Mission Impossible launch

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

our zip line was to heavy so we used paper cups and straws.

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

I think that the dental floss were not waxed enough so it did not work.

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

we made a tube for the dental floss so in the test, it worked.

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

make the straw that was attached to it a little shorter.

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

It was fun creating mini zip lines.

Explorer skits

We performed a skit that was about Captain James Cook. We prepared the skit by getting information from wikipedia and weaving those facts in our lines. I performed this skit with Kwan Mo, Ian and Hung Yu. I think the best part of our play was the part when Ian pretended to shoot Kwan Mo because it sounded like a pistol. I think we could’ve made our skits better by adding some humor to it. In the scale 1-4, I would rate it 3 because it had a lot of information but it had no humor. I liked the skit of Christopher Columbus from 4MS because at the beginning, Columbus is born.

HS Dance!

On may 26, my class learned a dance that the 9th and the 10th graders taught us. The name of the dance was “Good To Be Alive About Right Now.” I think it was a fun activity spending some time with the high schoolers. It was difficult at first, but I got used to it really quickly. Here is the dance.


My explorer was Captain James cook. Captain James cook was born on 1728 and died on 1779. We built the ship HMS Eagle that sailed on 1745. Captain James cook was once the captain of the Royal Navies and had a total of 7 ships including HMS Pembroke, HMS Endeavour, HMS Discovery, HMS Adventure, HMS Resolution, HMS Grenville. We didn’t finish the ship and we just need to paint it. This is our ship in progress.

Book Club Ratings

I rate the book “Joey Pigza Swallowed The Key by Jack Gantos” a 9 out of 10 because a lot of parts were funny but one part was really violent. The book has a lot of humor, sarcasm, similes and metaphors. If possible, I would like to read the next book called “Joey Pigza Loses Control.”

Unit 5 Math Test

In math unit 5 pre-test, I was happy because I got 100%. So, I got to do challenging problems. To be honest, it was harder then I thought. At the end of the unit, I finished level D so I got a carrot cake from Mr.James! This was Level B from my challenging problems. Take a look!