1. What are THREE new things I learned about GEOGRAPHY & EARLY HUMAN SETTLEMENT?

I learned what a topographical feature is, new vocabulary like silt, and why the Nile was useful to the people in Egypt.

2. What are TWO things I am proud of in my project.

I am proud of my Nile because it's not too bad considering i've never used Minecraft before. Also the audio because it is in sync (kind of) with the video.

3. What is ONE thing I would do differently if I were to do this project again?

I would write the script again because I rushed to finish writing it so I could record the video.

The most interesting thing I learned was change agents because we learnt about people, discoveries, events, and inventions that changed or are changing the world. The funnest thing I did was ziplining at Buu Long because I've never done it before. The most challenging task I had to do was abseiling at Buu Long because my feet kept slipping and I was constantly hitting the cliff, but I still tried to get down. On the summer break, I am going to Phú Quốc for a week then I'm going to Malaysia for a week then my cousins are coming over then friends from London are coming over. The thing I'm most excited about is learning a language other than Vietnamese.

My group chose the balcony garden idea because we all wanted one. This idea is sustainable because plants are good for the environment. Everything that we would use for our project would be locally sourced, so that it would be cheaper. Everybody would be able to use it, and enjoy it. Most people would like the garden because the plants would be good for the students health considering Ho Chi Minh's pollution.

To prepare our proposal, we had to write our own proposals,
then chose one persons proposal or choose bit and pieces of everyone's proposal. For the infographic, we had to put images, icons, illustrations etc. not to many words though. Preparing for the shark tank was hard because we had to write a script and sort of memorize it, then we had to remember when to say what. The most interesting thing I learned about gardens is when people garden, they become less stressed, and gardening can help reduce problems like aggression and anxiety.

I think the hardest part of this project was presenting to the shark tank, because I thought we didn't prepare enough. But when it got to our turn, we were okay. I think our group did really well on the proposal because the grammar was good, and it seemed good. If we did it again I would try to get me and my group to focus more.

Yesterday everyone in grade 5 did a hackathon. A hackathon is an activity where people work in groups to come up with and develop ideas to improve something.

The idea I was working on was that there were not enough recycling bins and too many trash cans. If there were more recycling bins people would be more likely to put stuff that can be recycled in the recycling bin. Wha we're trying to do is encourage people to use recycling bins more. These are the steps.

  1. Collect plastic bottles
  2. Clean them
  3. Make them into recycling bins
  4. put them around school

The result I would want are people would use the recycling bins more. My idea did not get chosen so I don't really know how it would succeed. The idea would be good for the environment because  would use recycling bins more. It would free because we would be using bottles that are used. I think maybe the SSIS leaders would agree with the idea. It wouldn't be against any culture so nobody would not like it.

my group didn't get a green, yellow or red light because it had too may problems.


  1. What were the TWO most interesting things you did at Cat Tien? Give some details about them, so your reader can understand why it was interesting.
  2. What was the most interesting thing you LEARNED at Cat Tien?
  3. What was the most difficult or challenging part of the Cat Tien trip for you? How did you meet the difficulty or challenge?
  4. Next year, we might add another day to the Cat Tien trip. What ideas or suggestions do you have for adding or changing activities so that it is even more interesting and fun?

Last I went to Cat Tien and

Hiding food for moon bears was interesting because you could put fruit different kinds of places, example maybe on one of the spikes of a spiky tree, or in a rolling barrel. Going on the morning walk was interesting as well because when I heard the gibbons singing, it was like something of a computer or a video game.

The most interesting thing I learnt was that golden cheek gibbons born with blonde fur and pale skin, then after two years its fur and skin turns black, then when its five the females fur turns back to blonde the but still has a black line of fur on its head. But a male stays black but has golden cheeks.

When I did the micro ecosystem with two other people, Peggy tried a to take a picture of  grasshopper but it kept hopping around which made it really difficult, luckily stayed still so Peggy could take the photo. Also when we thought we were done with everything it turned out their was a lot that we didn't do (For the micro ecosystem). Also on the night hike I felt dizzy and kept seeing people on the side of the road.

If I were add anything to the trip I would suggest going to crocodile lake and more hiking, and another bonfire with especially more marshmallows.

For 3 weeks we had to try to complete a reading goal that we set for ourselves. My reading goal was to focus on finishing Dead Zone, because I always start a bunch of book but only finish some. Luckily I completed my goal before 3 weeks was over by reading my book at home for an hour and reading at school. My book was about a virus spreading, giving people powers, but had bad side effects, you would have to choose between going to quarantine or joining the army to fight the Russians. A group of teens go to front lines and try not to die.

24hrs ago we did...The AMAZING RACE! The Amazing Race is where you have to get hints and you have to figure out where the hints are saying to go. Unfortunately we had to walk everywhere instead of using taxi's! So we went on the bus at the beginning and at the end.img_0096-3

I think the most fun one was Impaired Waiter because it was was funny how we kept walking all wobbly and watching people spin, and spin, and spin until they stumble.

The hardest one was the Healthy or not challenge because we had to get certain foods and had to check how much sodium is in each item. Then we had to put in order from the least amount of sodium to the most.img_0121-4

My group was only really good at walking around from place to place because we didn't talk to each other that img_0157-5much unless we were doing challenges. I probably talked the least.

I would try to talk a little bit more because alot of the time is quiet.

If I could change the race I would make it be in D7 because then I doesn't take long to get to the places and then make the finish line in school so it doesn't take as long as it would in D1. So that is what happened in the Amazing Race.


Once upon a time on September 22nd, we went on a day trip to Buu Long! I was in group 2 and did the team building games first. The bus ride was sooo long! but the one coming back felt really short.

One of the games I did was KEY PUNCH!!! For key punch we had run to the square on the ground and had to find our number, our number's were from 1-30. It was hard to figure out all my number's until I found a strategy. Before we started their was a frog and some of the girls screamed.

Another game was cooperation maze were we had to find the right path on a squared tarp thingy. One of the hardest things about it was remembering which squares were right and which were wrong. It helped me with my memory because I have a terrible memory.29753737572_4dcf79153e_z

My favourite was ZIPLINING because we got to let go of the rope. The ziplining part wasn't hard though the path to the it was, it was so gross and slippery. I wanted to go first but people were pushing in, but I didn't mind...Much.


Finally last but not least... Abseiling!!! I got to go 2nd! It was hard at the beginning because it wasn't letting me go down. At first I was the tiniest bit scared because at one bit I slipped and my feet fell off the "hill" luckily I didn't fall.

And this is the end so BYE!!!!!!

You are at a friend's house for a sleepover. This is a really popular student and it's the first time she has invited you to her house. Once her parents are asleep your friend suggests that you both sneak to the liquor cabinet to try some of the alcohol her  parents have stored.

At first I would say that if you have too much then you will get drunk and might wake your parent's up. If they still try to persuade you I would reply "I'm sorry but I would be in soooooooo much trouble if my parent's found out."