1. What was your favorite part of the trip? Describe it with some detail. Why was it your favorite? My favorite part of the trip was when we got to eat marshmallows at the bonfire place. We got to eat roasted marshmallows which tasted so good. The outside of the marshmallow was crunchy like fried chicken and then the inside was chewy like Haribo candy. The reason why I liked this is because I had never eaten roasted marshmallows before and when I ate it, it tasted good.
  2. What was the most interesting thing you saw or learned at Cat Tien? The most interesting part of this trip was when we got to sit on the root of the big gigantic tree. it was so big. It might be the biggest root I had ever sat on.
  3. What was the hardest or most challenging part of the trip for you? How did you deal with the challenge? The most challenging part was when I had to go and hike. It felt like my legs were broken. I had to try and forgot about how painful my legs were and kept walking.
  4. What changes do you suggest for next year’s trip? I would say to split into two classes, two classes at a time., because it was too crowded. And next time I think we need two keys for one room, because last time I got locked out. My roommate went somewhere and she kept the keys, so I got locked out. And maybe we should have more rest for next time, because I was super tired.

So in this unit I decided to draw something that is my level of drawing. I thought maybe shading a pot should be easy enough for me. I learned that there is a lot of different type of techniques of shading, there is not just only one type. I want to improve my shading because it gets a little messy and that makes the picture looks disgusting. I think I did a great job because normally my drawing looks kind of bad but now it looks better.I really enjoyed shading a pot and I hope next time I will make the picture looks more impressing than just a plane pot sitting on a table outside a window with some clouds on top. 

On Monday, our class and Ms. Carnahan's class went to Buu Long! We did some activities there! We did zip-lining, abseiling and rock climbing! Zip-lining was one of my favorite activity because it was not hard to do and you didn't really need to do anything, except for getting up there and waiting for 10 minutes. After we finished zip-lining, our group went to abseiling! Abseiling was one of my least favorite activity because it was very hard! So first we went to the practice place. When I did abseiling at the practice place, I nearly felt over and bumped my head into a rock! So I decided to not do the real one. I think that was the right choice because some of my friends got a cut all over their hands! The most challenging activity I did is the rock climbing because my hands are big and when I hold on to the holds, it was very hurt, by that you know I failed right? By doing these activity, I think I'm not a strong person and not a person that likes to stay out under the sun for a long time. And I think that I'm the kind of person that is not a big fan of watching insects crawling in front of me or on me. I think this trip teaches us to pass all of the challenges in our life when we grow up. 

My 20 hour project is to be a better ballet dancer. My plan is to practice 1 hour everyday at home.

So everyday I stood next to my closet and then hold on the handle.

Then I practiced straighten my leg first, after that I practiced soften my hand.

Next I connected both of those position together.

Well then I did my ballet homework! 

I think I am getting better at soften my hand and straighten my leg, this is good so far. I will continue practicing next week.

Next week I will try to balance my self when I straighten my leg and soften my hand.




First I woke up in the morning and then I plan my day. I imagine that day is going to be a great day so I go to swimming with my cousins. But for a while I realized the sky started to get darker and darker, then there was a few drops of rain fell down the pool that's when I know it's starting to rain. You might thought I would go inside and take a shower? No no no! I will just keep swimming because you're already wet, then what's the point of coming inside? It rained for the rest of the day.Everyone was planning to visit some famous landmarks at Hue but the rain ruined our plan. I was so excited because this is the first time I went to Hue but then what a same. I felt very disappointed but it's ok. Because my family and my cousins din't have a great plan. This is the rainy season so it's going to rain a lot. But I hope next time they going to have a specific plan so we can visit other places in Hue.

Thinking Reflectively About our Launch

Challenge #1

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

I think the problem is our cup is too light.

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

 I think when the boys want to make a chair for Pong.The reason why i am frustrated is because there is only 5 minutes left and the boys want to make a chair for Pong.But the chair doesn't help anything.

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

We fail. Pong was half way through.

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

I would change the handle into metal.

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

Happy, tired, annoyed.